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Making sense of the war in Ukraine

How did we get here, and what might happen after it’s all over? Experts weigh in on Season 2, Episode 4 of On The Record

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In February, Russia invaded Ukraine. Cities have fallen, bombs have been dropped on hospitals and homes, and economic sanctions have sent inflation soaring.  Those following closely say peace talks might help, but regardless: the after-effects of this war might linger for years. 

Guests in order of appearance:

  • Marta Masnyia Ukrainian-Canadian woman who helped organize protests in the wake of the invasion. 
  • Christopher Curtisa Canadian reporter who spent a week in Lviv, Ukraine, in March.  
  • Professor Anatoliy Gruzd a Ryerson professor specializing in information technology.
  • Judge Chile Eboe-Osujia distinguished international jurist at Ryerson Law School and special advisor to President Lachemi 
  • Professor Arne Kislenkoa Ryerson history professor who’s work focuses on war, espionage and the history of Europe.

Support for students and community members affected by the crisis in Ukraine can access support from Ryerson University here.

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Alex is a fourth-year journalism student who enjoys going to concerts, reading fantasy novels and drinking lots of sugar-free Red Bull. She hopes to become a TV reporter after graduating from university. In her free time, Alex can be found playing video games, spending time with friends and cuddling up with her black cat, Bean.

Thomas Desormeaux is a reporter and writer who lives close to the border of Oakville and Mississauga. He has lived in the GTA for his entire life and is interested in global events, politics and government.

TJ was one of the podcast hosts/producers of the On The Record Podcast in the Winter 2022 semester. TJ is a graduate of Sheridan College's journalism program, and previous bylines include the Sheridan Sun, Oakville News, and The Intermission Sports.

Toronto based journalist and general reporter at On the Record News.

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