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Available Expert - A delicate task: detecting unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools

Fri, 06/25/2021 - 12:41
Friday, June 25, 2021

Given the devastating news about another discovery of unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school in Saskatchewan, Queen’s University expert Alexander Braun (Geophysics) is available to explain the technology and technique being used to carefully look underground to detect anomalies. 

Queen’s experts provide insight into our post-pandemic future

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 13:00
On June 29, multimedia journalist and Queen’s alumnus Elamin Abdelmahmoud will moderate a candid discussion on how we can move beyond COVID.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to what is next for the Green Party after the emergency Green Party meeting and Annamie Paul’s comments on Jenica Atwin’s departure from the Green Party

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 13:04
Monday, June 21, 2021

Queen’s expert Stéphanie Chouinard (Political Studies) is available to talk about Annamie Paul surviving the emergency Green Party meeting, Paul’s comments on Jenica Atwin’s departure from the Green Party caucus and what is next for the Green Party. The emergency Green Party meeting was held on June 15, which could have started the process of removing Paul from leadership.

Pride and prejudice: With only 9 LGBTQ criminal record expungements, what's to celebrate?

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 14:12
The Conversation: The government needs to expand the Expungement Act to move toward a more meaningful response to historical and ongoing policing of queer people in Canada.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to Coca-Cola’s drop in market value after soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s snub

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 13:42
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Queen’s expert Laurence Ashworth (Smith School of Business) is available to speak to the Coca-Cola drop in market value and how this may impact celebrity endorsement credibility. Soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, removed two Coca-Cola bottles during a European Championship press conference, which coincided with a $4-billion drop in Coca-Cola’s share price.

“It’s an interesting test of celebrities’ power to actually affect purchase decisions beyond the mere exposure they can provide brands,” says Dr. Ashworth.

Nobel Trio at virtual TEDxSaclay event

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 14:43

News Release - Queen’s researcher develops new blood test for earlier cancer detection and optimization of treatment

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:03
Thursday, June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 – A team of researchers at Queen’s University, led by Dr. Christopher Mueller (Queen’s Cancer Research Institute), have developed a new, cost effective cancer detection and characterization method based on the presence of circulating tumour DNA in the blood called mDETECT (methylation DETEction of Circulating Tumour DNA).

News Release - Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences to Launch Psychedelics Research Collaborative

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 10:14
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Kingston, Ontario – June 15, 2021 – The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University will create a research collaborative that will serve as an interdisciplinary space for research, innovation and knowledge translation in the field of psychedelics.

Available Expert - Queen’s expert speaks to terror charges against the man accused in the London Ontario vehicle attack

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 13:10
Monday, June 14, 2021

Queen’s expert Amarnath Amarasingam (School of Religion) is available to speak to the terror charges that have been laid against Nathaniel Veltman.  The 20-year-old is accused in the London, Ontario vehicle attack, that killed four members of a family, and injured a fifth.

News Release - Queen’s University to purchase KCVI property from Limestone District School Board

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 11:05
Monday, June 14, 2021


KINGSTON, ON – Queen’s University and Limestone District School Board (LDSB) have received governance approval for the disposition and sale of the former Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) building and property located at 235 Frontenac Street in Kingston, Ontario. The announcement was made jointly today by Queen’s University and the Limestone District School Board.

Hurricane damage harms the most vulnerable, reveals inequality and social divides

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 10:55
The Conversation: Social inequalities worsen storm damage and challenge disaster recovery, increasing class divides over time.

Supporting BIG research ideas

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 09:09
The Government of Canada announces support for Queen's researchers through the federal funding agencies and the Canada Research Chair program.

Celebrating Queen’s spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 15:33
Queen’s receives the Deshpande Symposium Award for The Entrepreneurial University for its curriculum innovation and student engagement.

Training Canada’s future health data workforce

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 13:29
With $1.6 million in funding, NSERC’s CREATE program is supporting the implementation of an experiential graduate training and research program in medical informatics at Queen’s.

Available Expert - Queen’s Expert explains the technique used in discovery at the former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:00
Monday, June 7, 2021

Queen’s University expert Alexander Braun (GeoPhysics) is available to explain the technology and technique being used to search the grounds of former residential schools in Canada.

“We use three geophysical methods, Ground Penetrating Radar, soil moisture meter, and passive seismics” says Dr. Braun.  “This will give us different information about the subsurface. All of the methods are non-invasive, meaning that there is no digging, drilling or explosives involved.

Junos 50th anniversary: How we remember these award-winning hit singles

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 16:01
The Conversation: Known variously in Juno history as 'Best Single,' or 'Best-Selling Single,' and now 'Single of the Year' this award always garners attention. Reflections on select singles since 1979.

How to respond to the moral distress of the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 13:54
The Conversation: To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.