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April 29, 2022

Queen's In The News Friday, April 29, 2022

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Airton, Lee
  • Education
Globe and Mail: Census sheds light on trans, non-binary Canadians for the first time
Prof. Airton says that for safety reasons, transgender people must be able to opt out of the sex question in the census, since it needs to be filled out alongside others in their household.
Akanksha Bij
  • Arts and Science
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Global News: Queen's University astronomers break down how Kingstonians can view a celestial event
Akanksha Bij, Master’s student, talks about how Canadians may be able to see four planets in a row, with no telescope needed.
Sean Cleary
  • Smith School of Business
ctvnews.ca: Climate cost to Canada could be trillions of dollars by 2100: report
Dr. Cleary talks about the Institute for Sustainable Finance’s report that the total cost of climate change to the Canadian economy would be trillions of dollars by the end of the century if temperatures continue to rise.
Robert Colautti
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
The Weather Network: Meet the lone star & Asian longhorned ticks: 2 species inching towards E. Canada
Dr. Colautti talks about bacteria and other pathogens that ticks can carry.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
ctvnews.ca: Mounting evidence Canada trained Ukrainian extremists, gov't needs to be held to account: experts
Global News: Emergency alert would have sent public into ‘frantic panic’: RCMP officer
Dr. Leuprecht talks about the claims around the Canadian Armed Forces having trained members of Ukraine’s military who were reported to be part of extremist groups. He also speaks to the police response to the Nova Scotia mass shooting in 2020.
Raj Patel
  • Arts and Science
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Global News: Queen's University astronomers break down how Kingstonians can view a celestial event
Raj Patel, Master’s student, talks about how Canadians may be able to see four planets in a row, with no telescope needed.
Jessica Selinger
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
New Scientist: People instinctively run at their most energy-efficient speed
Daily Mail (UK): Don't pick up the pace! Humans naturally run at the most energy-efficient speed – whether it's a quick jog or a marathon, study finds
Wall Street Journal: Running Faster Means Overriding Your Body’s Natural Tendency to Conserve Calories
Science News: Joggers naturally pace themselves to conserve energy even on short runs
phys.org: Runners prefer the same pace, regardless of distance
Popular Science: Humans naturally fall into energy-efficient speeds when they run
Dr. Selinger talks about how the human body naturally chooses a running pace that minimizes their body’s energy use over a given distance.

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