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May 8, 2017

Queen's In The News Monday, May 8, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Brock, Kathy
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Policy Studies
Toronto Star: Meaning of Meredith: Is the Senate getting more accountable?
Dr. Brock says that the Senate has the power to expel Don Meredith, though cautions that the rationale for expulsion could be abused for political purposes.
Louis Delvoie Kingston Whig-Standard: Islamic State's staying power
Dr. Delvoie examined why the Islamic State has managed to stay relevant and continue to hold territory when opposed by considerably better organized and trained opposition in numerous state military forces.
Freedman, David
  • Law
Canadian Press : Man born out of wedlock can't inherit from grandmother, Ontario court rules
Professor Freedman examines the case of a 28-year-old Ontario man left out of his grandmother's will by a law excluded children born outside a marriage from consideration.
Finkenzeller, Kristin
  • Health Sciences
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
globalnews.ca: Pregnant woman admonished for getting a routine beauty treatment
Dr. Finkenzeller says there is no evidence of an increased risk of birth defects, miscarriage or other common pregnancy concerns in both pregnant women who work in hair salons and in pregnant women who dye their hair occasionally during pregnancy.
Lisa Kerr
  • Law
Globe and Mail: Solitary confinement: Why is Ontario willing to do what Ottawa won’t?
Dr. Kerr published an op-ed on solitary confinement policies in response to the Sapers Report.
Knutsen, Erik
  • Law
CBC Radio: Are you covered by flood insurance?
Professor Knutsen discussed flood insurance and what consumers need to know.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
NewsTalk 770 (Calgary): Security implications of French presidential vote
Dr. Leuprecht examined the security outcomes from yesterday's French presidential vote.
Mabee, Warren
  • Arts and Science
  • Department of Geography and Planning
CKNW-Vancouver: Canada responds to softwood tariffs
Dr. Mabee discussed potential responses to the U.S. softwood tariffs imposed - including a ban or a tax on thermal coal exports, and duties against goods out of Oregon.
Mackinnon, Debra
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
Toronto Sun: Wearables in the workplace have major implications
A report published by Ms. Mackinnon and colleague Steven Richardson examined the privacy implications of wearable technology in Canadian workplaces.
Antonio Nicaso
  • Arts and Science
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
CBC Online: Police left to 'play catch-up' after mob murders, retired investigator fears
Professor Nicaso says that the shift in priorities for law enforcement - from organized crime to terrorism - has created opportunities for organized crime.
Nossal, Kim
  • Arts and Science
  • Department of Political Studies
Canadian Press : Flow of defence funding constricted, even when there's money: DND figures
Dr. Nossal discussed challenges around military procurement in reaction to Minister Sajjan's speech last week.
Rosenberg, Mark
  • Arts and Science
  • Department of Geography and Planning
SiriusXM: Is Canada ready for aging population?
Dr. Rosenberg examined Canada's preparedness for the housing and home care needs of its aging population as well as what additional private and public investments are necessary.
Stuart, Heather
  • Health Sciences
  • Public Health Sciences
Global News: 500,000 Canadians miss work each week due to mental health concerns
Dr. Stuart says that mental health issues are the leading cause of short-term and long-term disability, and that the total number of those impacted may not be captured in the official numbers.

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