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News Release - Helping medical students better address the Opioid Crisis

Queen's News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:53
Thursday, January 21, 2021

KINGSTON, ONTARIO Today, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) released a series of online educational modules for medical students across the country. This will help close gaps in current educational offerings and ensure future physicians are better prepared to address pain management and addiction medicine.

Available Expert - The pandemic’s impact on family justice

Queen's News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:43
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Queen’s University law expert Nicholas Bala is available to talk about a new study he is working on that looks into the affect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on those involved in Ontario’s family justice system.

“Since the first provincial lockdown, we’ve seen an increase in the number of parents separating,” says Professor Nick Bala. “Now, we’re seeing more family violence, child abuse, and neglect. We’re trying to understand those stresses and how they’re playing out in the justice system.”

Available Expert - Phil Spector: Can bad people make good art?

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:30
Monday, January 18, 2021

Queen’s University music history expert Robb MacKay (Dan School of Music and Drama) is available to speak about the passing of eccentric and revolutionary music producer Phil Spector. He was 81.

Spector had been hailed as a visionary for creating the "Wall of Sound" that merged spirited vocal harmonies with lavish orchestral arrangements to produce such pop monuments as "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Be My Baby" and "He's a Rebel."

Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003. He was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison in 2009.

Available Expert - President-elect Joe Biden sets his sights on the environment in his first days in office. What does it mean for Canada?

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:29
Monday, January 18, 2021

Queen’s University Associate Dean and Director of the School of Policy Studies, Warren Mabee is available to talk about a briefing note from U.S President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, which indicates that Biden is planning to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit via executive action on his first day in office.

“Déjà vu for the Keystone XL project?  A cancellation call may be good for the environment but puts pressure on Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney” says Mabee.

Record number of student-athletes earn Academic All-Star honours in 2019-20

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 14:10
A total of 426 varsity student-athletes were recognized for having earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average over the past academic year at Queen's.

Longer, stricter lockdowns most effective, according to Queen’s economist

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:34
Queen’s researcher Christopher Cotton is one of the authors of “Building the Canadian Shield,” an approach that says a longer lockdown will save more lives and cost less economically.

Media Advisory - Media Advisory: Bell Let’s Talk and Queen’s University present a webinar about mental health in diverse communities

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:18
Monday, January 18, 2021

Bell Let’s Talk today announced a live webinar presented by Queen’s University about mental health in diverse communities. The discussion will focus on resiliency and mental well-being.

The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s. Dr. Philpott and the panelists are available for interviews before the event. A copy of the webinar will be available to reporters shortly after the event, which can also be viewed live.


Increasing diversity in engineering and tech

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 11:51
Queen’s Engineering joins six Ontario universities in fellowship to increase diversity in engineering and technology.

Planning for post-pandemic recovery

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 11:40
The Queen’s School of Policy Studies is laying out strategies for building a better society in the wake of COVID-19 in a series of white papers.

News Release - Queen’s Engineering joins six Ontario universities in fellowship to increase diversity in engineering and technology

Queen's News - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:57
Monday, January 18, 2021

Six universities in Ontario have partnered to create a new fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering to prepare for careers as professors and industry researchers.

‘Bridgerton’ a romanticized portrayal of Britain at the dawn of modernity

Queen's News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:25
The Conversation: Netflix series alludes to and obscures social, racial, and political tensions in England’s Regency era, the extraordinary decade that marks the dawn of the modern world.    

Modelling the new coronavirus variant

Queen's News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:05
Queen’s expert Troy Day discusses the new models he developed of the future of the pandemic in Ontario.

Available Expert - Bridgerton: An escapist and deeply seductive fantasy

Queen's News - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 14:34
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Queen’s University literature expert Robert Morrison is available to talk about how the Regency era is portrayed in the popular Netflix series Bridgerton.

“The series doesn’t tell us a great deal about what life was really like in England in 1813, the year the series is set, but is rather a fairy-tale that on some levels challenges perceptions of race, gender and sexuality”, says Morrison. “Bridgerton is part frothy romance, part call to action."

The Regency years extend from February 1811 to January 1820.

Enabling better aging: The 4 things seniors need, and the 4 things that need to change

Queen's News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 16:50
The Conversation: Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada's support service systems is long overdue.    

Available Expert - Queen’s experts available for analysis of Trump protesters storming the US Capitol building

Queen's News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:05
Thursday, January 7, 2021

The chaotic breach of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump on Wednesday. It has been met with condemnation by both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

Queen’s University has several experts available to comment on the election results and the fallout that could follow. 


Available Expert - Pro-Trump supporters storm the Capitol

Queen's News - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 15:06
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Queen’s University political studies expert Christian Leuprecht is available to talk about protestors in the United States flooding the US Capitol as Congress debates electoral college objections.

The latest vote count of the Electoral College vote was won by Joe Biden.

Professor emerita, Chancellor honoured for career contributions

Queen's News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 11:19
Professor Emerita Jacalyn Duffin and Chancellor Jim Leech appointed to the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario, respectively.

Fostering community with student blogs

Queen's News - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 15:02
Revitalized peer blog program offers advice and strategies to Queen's students.