Black Friday is here and retailers are hoping for big sales while consumers are hoping for big savings. Carleton experts are available to discuss topics related to this busy shopping day.

If you are interested in speaking with the experts below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at

For other experts, please visit the Carleton Experts Database:

Jim Davies
Professor, Cognitive Science at Carleton University


Davies is available to discuss how Black Friday got its name. You can read about this in his article in Nautilus:

For more information on Davies, please visit:

Ian Lee
Professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University


Lee is available to discuss the importance of this day and the holiday season for local retailers, and to discuss how inflation may impact holiday spending.

Lee has appeared multiple times before the House of Commons and Senate finance, banking, industry and trade committees. He has been in every Government of Canada budget lockup since 2008. He attended pre-budget consultations with the Minister of Finance in 2009 and 2011.

For more information on Lee, please visit:

Farzam Sepanta
PhD Candidate, Building Engineering at Carleton University


Sepanta can discuss how architecture influences our shopping experiences. You can find an article he wrote on this subject here.

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Carleton University

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