Adoption Web site not private enough

“I wish they’d come up with some more confidential way of getting that information out there,” said Joanna Blake, developmental psychology professor in York University’s Faculty of Arts, in a story in The Calgary Sun Feb. 13 about Alberta’s new adoption Web site. The Sun says the site is being investigated by Alberta’s information and privacy commissioner, after allegations that it may be too “loose-lipped” with private medical information of children.

On air

  • Norman Gledhill, professor in York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, commented on the case of a Montreal orthopedic surgeon facing charges in front of the Quebec College of Physicians for providing a performance-enhancing drug to elite sports cyclists. He spoke on CBC’s national “World Report” Feb. 13; “Canada Now” (CBMT-TV), Montreal, Feb. 12; “CBC News: Morning” Feb. 13.
  • Moshe Milevsky, professor at York’s Schulich School of Business and author of a new book, Wealth Logic, discussed financial risk, on “Canada`s Business Report” (CFRB-AM), Toronto, Feb. 11.
  • Dianne Martin, professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, commented on the case of the teenager who received a light sentence last week for stabbing her school principal with a letter opener because the teen suffered from a rare premenstrual disorder, on CBC’s “Metro Morning” in Toronto, Feb. 10.
  • Martin Shadwick, defence analyst with the York Centre for International and Security Studies, discussed the advancements in military technology and how that has posed new challenges for soldiers, on CBC’s “National” Feb. 10.