Connaught Showcase

Gun smuggling, literary physics and the
remaking of journalism

The tunnel and bridge that connect Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan comprise the busiest border crossing in North America. Millions of people travel between the US and Canada through this corridor; the crossing is an important boon to jobs and the economies of both countries.

Also travelling through the Detroit-Windsor crossing are illegal guns. In fact, this corridor is the main conduit for illegal guns used in Ontario.

This phenomenon fascinates Jennifer Carlson, a sociologist at U of T Mississauga. Carlson is one of 53 U of T researchers at the assistant professor level who have just been awarded funding through the Connaught New Researcher Awards program.