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April 1, 2020

Queen's In The News Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Religion
The Diplomat: Sri Lanka after the Easter massacre
Dr. Amarasingam explains what has been learned in the past year about Sri Lanka’s response to India’s warnings.
Brock, Kathy
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: Stuck in self-isolation, these Canadians are using their skills to make medical supplies
Dr. Brock says people are feeling like they don’t have a lot of control in their lives. By helping out, they’re taking back some control.
Crudden, Cathleen
  • Arts and Science
  • Chemistry
CBC Radio: The element of surprise
On the weekly program, Dr. Crudden discusses this unique element.
Lamb, Roberta
  • Arts and Science
  • Dan School of Drama and Music
  • Education
The Conversation: Steve Martin’s banjo and other music played from coronavirus isolation show how the arts connect us
In the op-ed Dr. Lamb says music educators, community music facilitators and ethnomusicologists value the power of music to build community.
Mabee, Warren
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
  • School of Policy Studies
CBC Online: TC Energy to start building Keystone XL pipeline after Alberta government invests $1.1 billion US
Dr. Mabee says this is probably welcome news because it is not just money to support workers and money to keep families going, it is a sign of support for the sector and a vote of confidence in a sector that has really been beat up.
Mackay, Robb
  • Arts and Science
  • Dan School of Drama and Music
The Conversation: Many musicians are reaching out from isolation on balconies, in condos or the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic
In the op-ed Professor Mackay says our communities make the music we need when we need to do so. We mark significant events, both traumatic and joyful, with the arts.
Pardy, Bruce
  • Law
National Post: Careful, crises are an ideal time for the state to grab powers — we’re already seeing it in Canada
In his op-ed Professor Pardy says no office or officers are above the law or are empowered to make it up as they go. In practice, that theory counts for less and less. Governments, including in Canada, don’t like the rule of law.
Smith, Graeme
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yahoo! Canada: Pandemic pushing families to alter birth plans
Dr. Smith says new data from China suggests COVID-19 is probably not transmitted from mother to child in utero. But if a mother tests positive for COVID-19, she will be required to wear a mask during labour.

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