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July 6, 2021

Queen's In The News Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Religion
National Post: 'Temperature rising': First Nations leaders condemn rash of church fires across Canada
Dr. Amarasingam talks about the churches that were set on fire and how research shows that most individuals who commit arson are usually in a state of jealousy or seeking revenge.
Alexander Braun
  • Arts and Science
  • Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Kingstonist: Finding unmarked graves: Queen’s University offers free expertise to Indigenous communities
Dr. Braun talks about the team of Queen’s researchers and their ground-penetrating radar technology and services they are offering in the search for more unmarked graves at residential school sites.
David Clements
  • Health Sciences
OpIndia: Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and ‘Magic Mushrooms’ to treat depression and PTSD? Research investigates effects on mental health
Professor Clements’ research is featured, which looks at the effectiveness of psychedelic drugs in treating serious illnesses such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe depression.
Troy Day
  • Arts and Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
Washington Post: Not Real News: A look at what didn't happen this week
Dr. Day talks about the mutation of viruses and that while becoming more transmissible and less lethal are what’s best for the pathogen, that is not always possible.
Setareh Ghahari
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Division of Occupational Therapy
CBC Radio: B.C. town destroyed, Canada Day reflections, Alberta reopens
Dr. Ghahari talks about how limited immigration during COVID made it more difficult for newcomers to Canada. (Cue 37:30 mark)
Bishal Gyawali
  • Health Sciences
Bloomberg: Discord over Alzheimer’s drug sparks debate over FDA program
Dr. Gyawali talks about the concern that the use of disease surrogates for approvals could act as a disincentive for other drugmakers in the future to use survival as an endpoint.
von Hlatky, Stefanie
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
  • Centre for International and Defence Policy
CBC News Network: Trudeau, Freeland criticize decision to keep embattled navy chief on the job
Dr. von Hlatky talks about the controversial decision by the country's top military commander to retain Vice-Admiral Craig Baines as commander of the navy.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Hill Times: Canada needs a genuinely federal police force to make good on its firearms mandate
Roy Green Syndicated Radio Show: Dr Christian Leuprecht. What's behind Winnipeg lab & Trudeau suing parl speaker?
Dr. Leuprecht co-wrote an Op-Ed about how Canada needs a genuinely federal police force to make good on its firearms mandate and talks to the Roy Green Show about the origins of the COVID-19 vaccine and Trudeau suing a parliament speaker
Struzik, Ed
  • School of Policy Studies
CBC Radio: The Current for July 2, 2021
Dr. Struzik talks about the wildfires in Lytton B.C. after the town reached an all-time temperature record in Canada. (Cue 1:00:10)
Kyla Tienhaara
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Environmental Studies
Common Dreams: 'Disgusting': Pipeline Company Files $15 Billion Claim Against US for Canceled Keystone XL
Dr. Tienhaara talks about TC Energy Corporation filing a $15-billion claim against the United States government for the canceled Keystone XL pipeline.

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