XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame

RIWI CEO’s global health policy book “XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame” (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2011) shortlisted for the Donner Book Prizefor the best book on policy by a Canadian. The book draws on RIWI generated research which allowed the authors to capture real time global health data. These data capture over 50,000 people’s opinions around the world on the proper role of government in obesity policy.

Social media analytics

In a peer-reviewed academic journal, RIWI CEO and Researcher Neil Seeman reviews the limits and benefits of social media analytics in manually scoring sentiment on open-access blogs, using the case study of changing public opinion in Quebec to IVF-funding policy in 2010: Seeman, Neil. “Funding IVF in Quebec: Mining the Web to Assess Public Support for Policy Change” ElectronicHealthcare, 9(4) 2011: e3-e6.
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Faculty tenure and commercialization

In an academic editorial, RIWI CEO presents data on whether a random sample of real North Americans — i.e., those who do not belong a stale group of repeat online panel respondents — believe faculty tenure at Universities helps or hurts commercialization in Canada or in the United States.
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