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For the Record: Oct. 22, 2020

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:40

Faculty of Arts and Science adds EDII expert to senior leadership team

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:33
​Anita Jack-Davies is the faculty’s first Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity.

Available Expert - Pope Francis endorses same sex unions in new documentary

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 09:34
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Queen’s University expert Pamela Dickey Young is available to comment on Pope Francis’ endorsement of same -sex civil unions. He is the first Pontiff to do so. Pope Francis made the comments for the full length documentary Francesco that premiered at the Rome Film Festival October 21st. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Francis said. “You can't kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”

A local food diet can make you and your community healthier during COVID-19

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 11:55
The Conversation: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased interest in local food. This demand could be leveraged to help develop community resilience and encourage healthier diets.  

Available Expert - Changes coming to US presidential debate including muted microphones

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 11:08
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Queen’s University researcher Tim Abray is available to comment on changes to the format for the upcoming US presidential debate. Using muted microphones is just one change being made to try and avoid the chaos of last month’s debate. 

Media Advisory - The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) presents the third symposium of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series: Chronic Pain - Comprehensive Person-Centred Pain Management: Common Themes and the Way Forward.

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 15:15
Tuesday, October 20, 2020The symposium brings experts together to gather, discuss and disseminate emerging research.   WHO (in order of appearance): • LGen (Retd) Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, 42nd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command • Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD, National Program Director for Pain Management, Specialty Care Services; and Veterans Health Administration, Director Pain Management, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Available Expert - Ford Government announces plans for the "digital wallet"

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:28
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Queen’s University expert David Skillicorn is available to comment on Provincial government’s plan to digitize  a number of government services. The plan, dubbed Ontario Onwards: Ontario's COVID-19 Action Plan for a People-Focused Government, includes 30 different projects aimed at improving the way people and businesses interact with government. One project proposed includes the development of a “digital wallet,” which could hold resident’s driver’s licences and birth certificates.

News Release - Queen’s University to remove Sir John A. Macdonald name from law school building

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 15:36
Monday, October 19, 2020

Kingston ON - The Queen’s Board of Trustees today approved the university’s decision to remove the name “Sir John A. Macdonald” from the law school building, as recommended by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane following his acceptance of recommendations made by Dean Mark Walters, Dean of Faculty of Law, and a report from a special committee set up to consider the situation.

Supporting students with remote learning

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:39
Week-long campaign uses social media, online events, webinars, and workshops to help build skills and confidence.

Putting a stamp on the season

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:14
Queen’s University professor Gauvin Alexander Bailey consulted on this year’s Christmas stamp for the United States Postal Service.

Make your whole day matter

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 10:53
Queen’s University researchers contribute to new health guidelines that recommend moving more, sleeping well, and cutting down sedentary time

News Release - Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair to perform for Queen’s Homecoming

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 09:21
Thursday, October 15, 2020

 Gord Sinclair, legendary bassist for the Tragically Hip, will celebrate Homecoming with Queen’s alumni this weekend by playing an exclusive virtual set in honour of the annual event.

Available Expert - How will New Zealanders vote on Cannabis?

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:10
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

How will New Zealanders vote on Cannabis?

Queen’s University expert Oyedeji Ayonrinde is available to comment on the New Zealand Medical Association’s decision to backtrack on its stance opposing the upcoming cannabis referendum. It now says it is not taking a position on the referendum.

New Zealanders will vote on whether to legalize medically assisted suicide and recreational use of cannabis alongside Friday's general election.

Student mental health in the age of COVID-19

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:37
Queen’s experts and Bell Let’s Talk host campus community for virtual session on mental wellbeing.

Available Expert - Ontario Government plans pandemic measures to combat spread of COVID-19

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:12
Friday, October 9, 2020

Queen’s University expert Dr. Gerald Evans is available to comment on the Province’s  proposed plan to impose new public health restrictions in Ontario hotspots, including  Toronto, Peel region and Ottawa. The measures will restrict indoor dining and close gyms for 28 days.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario has reached a new high for the second day in a row. Health officials confirmed 939 new infections Friday morning, smashing the previous record of 797 cases set on Thursday.

Queen’s places fifth in 2021 Maclean’s university ranking

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 15:18
Queen’s maintains top-5 ranking in the medical-doctoral category and is third overall in student satisfaction.

Available Expert - Federal Government pledges to ban single use plastics by 2021

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 15:11
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Queen’s University expert Myra Hird is available to comment on Federal government’s plan to ban single use plastics by the end of 2021. The plastics to be banned include grocery bags, straws, take out containers, six pack rings, cutlery and stir sticks.

John Wilkinson, Federal Environment Minister, says when the national ban comes into effect, local stores will be providing consumers with alternatives to these plastic products, like reusable or paper bags in place of plastic.

News Release - The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research presents the second symposium of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series: Sex and Gender

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 14:56
Wednesday, October 7, 2020WHO
  • Jacqueline O'Neill, Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security, Government of Canada
  • Maya Eichler, PhD, Canada Research Chair, Social Innovation and Community Engagement; Associate Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University; and Director, Centre for Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Military Affairs
  • Jennifer E.C. Lee, PhD, Acting Director of Research on Personnel and Family Support, Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis, Department of National Defence

Available Expert - Remembering Guitar Rock Legend Eddie Van Halen

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 09:51
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Queen’s University expert Robb MacKay is available to comment on the life and legacy of Eddie Van Halen. The 65 year old, who helped rock band Van Halen achieve worldwide success succumbed to cancer October 6th.  “Eddie Van Halen is not just a guitar god from the golden age of hair metal, but he's also partly responsible for some critical genre crossover that broke MTV away from its super white, super British early format: an important musician in many respects” says MacKay.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Student Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19 Webinar

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 09:29
Monday, October 5, 2020

Queen’s University, with partner Bell Let’s Talk, is hosting a free online webinar “Student Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19.” Discover tips and best practices for taking care of mental health, and learn how to spot signs of mental illness. The event coincides with Mental Illness Awareness Week which runs Oct. 4-10.