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Queen's in the News Archive

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2008-05-27 08:43:50

Bev Baines (Law) continues to comment about polygamy laws in Canada, most recently in the Toronto Star.
Helen Driver (Medicine) continues to comment about a Statistics Canada survey of Canadian sleep patterns, most recently on CBC-Radio Sudbury.
Lucie Pelland (Rehabilitation Therapy) comments in the Kingston Whig-Standard about a Kingston-based swimming program for disabled children.

2008-05-26 09:25:41

Tom Axworthy’s (Policy Studies) opinion piece about cutbacks in Ontario’s auto sector is published in the Toronto Star. Valerie Ashford’s (Centre for the Study of Democracy) research on access to university education is highlighted in the piece.
Beverly Baines (Women’s Studies) and Nick Bala (Law) comment in the Toronto Star about Canadian polygamy laws.  Dr. Bala (Law) also comments in another article about polygamy in the Muslim community.
Ned Franks (Political Studies) comments about the hiring of family members as common practice in the public service in a Canwest News story picked up by the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, and Vancouver Sun.
Mike Condra (Psychiatry) continues to comment about how parenting styles affect kids after they leave home, most recently in the Calgary Herald and Windsor Star.
David Lyon (Sociology), Elia Zureik (Sociology), Art Cockfield (Law) and Jason Pridmore (Sociology) comment about surveillance apparatuses used by bureaucracies around the world in a Canwest News article picked up by the Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen.
Phil Sparks (Food Services) comments about the rising food costs affect university meal halls in the Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, and Victoria Times Colonist.

2008-05-23 09:04:33

Tom Axworthy’s (Policy Studies) opinion piece about the 60th anniversary of democracy in Israel is published in the National Post.
David Lyon (Sociology) comments in the Vancouver Sun about surveillance apparatuses used by bureaucracies around the world.
John Smol (Biology) and his brother, Jules Blais (University of Ottawa), are profiled as Canada’s 2008 Environmental Scientists of the Year in Canadian Geographic magazine and the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Stan Brown (Chemistry) and Alexei Neverov (Chemistry) continue to receive coverage for a new method for quickly and safely destroying toxic agents such as chemical weapons, most recently on CBC.ca.

2008-05-22 09:10:24

An article by John Lazarus (Drama) on the significance of convocation ceremonies for students appears in the Globe and Mail.
Jane Chartrand (Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre) discusses racism in corrections on CTV National News.
Richard Birtwhistle (Medicine) discusses the role of high blood pressure in heart disease and stroke on CHUM Radio Kingston.

2008-05-21 08:49:54

David Lyon (Sociology) comments about security for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games in a Canwest News article picked up by the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette and Vancouver Sun.
Linda Campbell’s (Environmental Studies) research on Great Lake contaminants and their effect on the food web is highlighted in the Peterborough Examiner.
Tom Courchene (Policy Studies) comments in Maclean’s magazine about all the provinces posting budget surpluses for the second year in a row.
Ian Janssen (Kinesiology and Health Studies) continues to comment about a Statistics Canada report that found both women and men tend to exaggerate their height and misrepresent their weight, most recently in the Kingston Whig-Standard. 

2008-05-20 11:11:18

Nick Bala (Law) comments about a ruling related to the Youth Criminal Justice Act in the Toronto Star, on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today and CBC.ca. He also comments about a Statistics Canada report that suggests violence among young offenders is up in the Globe and Mail and a Canadian Press article picked up by a number of regional papers, including Toronto Sun, London Free Press, and Peterborough Examiner, and on CBC Radio syndicate in cities across the country, including Edmonton, St. John’s, Vancouver, Yellowknife, Thunder Bay, Windsor, and Winnipeg.
Charles Beach (Economics) comments in the Globe and Mail about Canada’s immigration point system. His research about the change in income levels of men in 1991 versus 1999 is also highlighted in the Vancouver Sun.
Ned Franks (Political Studies) comments in the Globe and Mail about Saskatchewan’s plan to become the second province to elect senators.
Mike Condra (Psychiatry) comments about how parenting styles affect kids after they leave home in a Canwest News article picked up by the National Post, Winnipeg Free Press, and Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
Ken Wong (Business) comments in the National Post about the effectiveness of Boston Pizza’s new series of television advertisements.
Mohammad Qadeer (Urban and Regional Planning) comments in the Toronto Star about schools being segregated by virtue of their colour-coded neighbourhoods such as the Chinese tracts of Markham and the Jewish community down Bathurst Street.
An opinion piece by Barrington Walker (History) about the Toronto District School Board’s vote in favour of an Africentric school is published in the Toronto Star.
Kevin Robbie (Physics) comments in the Toronto Star about incorporating infinitesimal particles of silver – naturally anti-bacterial and anti-odiferous – into sweatshirts and shoes.
James Miller (Religious Studies) continues to discuss China’s historic struggle with nature, specifically in Dujiangyan, China, most recently on CTV Newsnet and CTV National News at 6.
David Detomasi (Business) comments in the Kingston Whig-Standard about the rising price of gasoline in Kingston.
Tom Axworthy (Policy Studies) comments about a historical study of the progress of Israel’s democracy on the 60th anniversary of its founding in the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Simon Hesp’s (Chemistry) research on asphalt binders that could increase the life of paved roads in Ontario is highlighted in the Kingston Whig-Standard.

2008-05-16 08:53:38

Nick Bala (Law) continues to comment about a Supreme Court ruling that could determine whether young offenders will still be treated differently than adults, most recently in a CanWest news story picked up by the Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, and a Canadian Press story picked up by the Winnipeg Free Press, Ottawa Sun, Calgary Sun and CTV.ca.
James Miller (Religious Studies) discusses China’s historic struggle with nature, specifically in Dujiangyan (China) on CTV’s Canada AM.
Bev Baines (Law) discusses polygamy and the law on TVO’s The Agenda.

2008-05-15 09:59:39

Bev Baines (Law) will appear on tonight’s edition of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss Polygamy and the Law.
Douglas Reid (Business) comments in the Globe and Mail about the recent election of a new chair of the Toronto Port Authority.
John Allan and Tom Courchene (Policy Studies) have an opinion piece about the adequacy of Canada’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas published in the National Post.
Nick Bala (Law) comments in the Toronto Star about a Supreme Court ruling that could determine whether young offenders will still be treated differently than adults.
Ian Janssen (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies) comments about a Statistics Canada report that found both women and men tend to exaggerate their height and misrepresent their weight on CTV Canada AM, CTV News Toronto, and in the Kingston Whig-Standard.

2008-05-14 09:00:12

Ned Franks (Political Studies) comments in the National Post, Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun about the Liberals accusing Stephen Harper of limiting public debate and avoiding unanswered questions about the Chuck Cadman affair. 
Charles Beach (Economics) comments on the GlobeandMail.com about a Statistics Canada report about the growing disparity between employment rates for immigrant and Canadian-born workers.

2008-05-13 08:48:21

Ned Franks (Political Studies) comments in the Globe and Mail and Hill Times about the political life of Arthur Kroeger, deputy ministry of a number of Canadian ministries between 1975 and 1992.
Roumen Milev (Psychiatry) continues to discuss electroshock therapy as a treatment for depression in seniors, most recently on CBC-Radio syndicate broadcast in cities across Canada including Corner Brook, Windsor, Ottawa, Gander, Yellowknife, Winnipeg, and Thunder Bay.

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