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June 13, 2022

Queen's In The News Monday, June 13, 2022

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Abray, Tim
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Toronto Star: How our collective addiction to polls explains Ontario’s lacklustre election
Abray, a PhD student, explains that many election projections aren’t actually drawn from local polling data—some are based on historical voting patterns or province-wide numbers.
Bala, Nicholas
  • Law
The Lawyer's Daily: SCC rules biological ties carry ‘minimal weight’ in determining child’s best interests for custody
Prof. Bala talks about the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that a child’s biological ties to those competing for custody should mostly be accorded “minimal weight” in determining the child’s best interests.
Drummond, Don
  • School of Policy Studies
CityNews: 'The labour market is red hot': Unemployment numbers drop in B.C., Canada
Prof. Drummond talks about Canada’s unemployment rate and how the labour market is red hot.
Jane Philpott
  • Health Sciences
Toronto Star: The loss of our most senior nurses is crushing for our health-care system
Dean Philpott co-writes an op-ed with Dr. Snelgrove-Clarke about how the loss of senior nurses due to burnout and exhaustion is crushing for our health-care system, and an investment in nursing is needed.
Jessica Selinger
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Runner's World: Why Am I Not Getting Faster? Experts Explain
Dr. Selinger’s study finds that people run at a speed that uses as little energy as possible.
Sarah Shulist
  • Arts and Science
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Inside Higher Education: The Peer-Review Crisis
Dr. Shulist talks about peer-reviewing journal articles and that she does not like the idea of reviewing requirements based on submissions because there is a big difference between tenured people and contingently employed people.
Erna Snelgrove Clarke
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
Toronto Star: The loss of our most senior nurses is crushing for our health-care system
Dr. Snelgrove-Clarke co-writes an op-ed with Dean Philpott about how the loss of senior nurses due to burnout and exhaustion is crushing for our health-care system, and an investment in nursing is needed.
Kyla Tienhaara
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Environmental Studies
The Wire: Oil Companies Are Suing to Block Climate Action – With 72% Success
Dr. Tienhaara says delaying climate action by giving out new permits for oil and gas expansion increases both the risk of exceeding 1.5º C of warming and of investor-state dispute settlement cases being launched.
Noah Weisbord
  • Law
Global TV : Global National: June 12, 2022 (cue 6:00)
Global News: Sentencing hearing to be held Monday for man convicted in Toronto van attack
Prof. Weisbord talks about how the Supreme Court’s decision about parole in the Quebec City mosque shooter case will affect the Alex Minassian Toronto van attack case.

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