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February 17, 2022

Queen's In The News Thursday, February 17, 2022

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Religion
National Observer: Meet some of the wealthy Canadians who donated to the trucker convoy
Dr. Amarasingam talks about the leaked list of people who donated to the trucker protest on the platform GiveSendGo.
Brock, Kathy
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Policy Studies
  • Political Studies
Toronto Star: As Ottawa tries to stop the flow of money to protesters, questions remain on who will be targeted – and whether the tactics will work
Dr. Brock talks about how the emergency legislation was designed to help the government deal with the funding of terrorism or organized crime and is now being used for citizens.
Knutsen, Erik
  • Law
CBC Online: Revoking truckers' insurance not a solution to end protest, expert says
Yahoo! Canada: Revoking truckers' insurance not a solution to end protest, expert says
Insurance Business Canada: What impact would cancelling truckers' insurance have on the convoy protest? – Report
Prof. Knutsen talks about a suggestion by Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra to suspend the insurance and licences of truckers involved in protests across Canada.
Wenjue Knutsen
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Global News: Crowdfunding campaign helps Queen’s University international student pay off 4th year tuition
Dr. Knutsen talks about why Canadians may have felt inspired to donate to the international student’s crowdfunding campaign for tuition.
Erica Pimentel
  • Smith School of Business
Globe and Mail: RCMP identify dozens of financial, crypto accounts tied to convoy protests
Dr. Pimentel questions the effectiveness of asking cryptoexchanges to stop facilitating transactions with certain accounts since clients can simply turn to international companies that don’t have to comply with the Canadian Emergencies Act.
Mark Sabbagh
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
The Conversation: Trust comes when you admit what you don’t know – lessons from child development research
Dr. Sabbagh co-writes a piece about how trust may not just come from the most confident source, but from the one willing to say “I don’t know.”
Don Thiwanka Wijeratne
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Oncology
CBC Radio: All in a Day with Alan Neal
Dr. Wijeratne talks about the Queen’s research to create an algorithm to identify pulmonary hypertension in Ontario patients.

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