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May 17, 2021

Queen's In The News Monday, May 17, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Archer, Stephen
  • School of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Division of Cardiology
Kingstonist: Why Ontario had to transfer thousands of Toronto COVID-19 patients to other cities’ hospitals
Dr. Archer writes an op-ed on the problems with the Ontario health care system, and how they existed before the pandemic.
Colgan, Lynda
  • Education
Globe and Mail: Experts say Alberta’s coding curriculum welcome, but it won’t compute without investing in tech
Dr. Colgan says students need to learn the basics of computational thinking first before sitting at a keyboard to type lines of code, and that most students probably aren’t ready for actual programming until near the end of elementary school.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Yahoo! Canada: Ontario needs fewer than 500 COVID-19 cases a day to reopen indoor activities, infectious disease expert says
Dr. Evans says he wants to see daily COVID-19 cases come down below 500 — and ideally around 400 — before easing restrictions on indoor activities.
Gordon, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
Toronto Star: There’s no ‘silver bullet’ for fixing Toronto’s housing affordability crisis. But here are five ways to ease the pain
Dr. Gordon says when more mid-range housing options become available, more people may drop out of the race for traditional single-family homes.
Green, Leslie
  • Law
Forward: The Azarova Affair: Did the University of Toronto pass on a professor for being critical of Israel?
Prof. Green says any party or lawyer before the Canadian Judicial Council who is Palestinian, Arab or Muslim could reasonably fear bias.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: COVID-19 news: Canada’s vaccine rollout not expected to be disrupted by military leader’s departure
Roy Green Syndicated Radio Show: Security expert Dr Christian Leuprecht on Colonial pipeline hacking attack.
Dr. Leuprecht says the reassignment Friday of Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin won’t slow down the rollout because the military always has a second in command ready to step in to get the job done. He also talks about the cyberattack on the colonial pipeline.
Eddy Ng
  • Smith School of Business
Vox: WeWork’s CEO says remote workers are less engaged. Is he right?
Dr. Ng talks about engagement rates at the office, versus working from home.
Linna Tam-Seto
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Policy Studies
Global TV National: Will Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout slow over Fortin resignation?
Dr. Tam-Seto says Maj-Gen Fortin's resignation brings the situation in the military home to Canadian civilians.
Barbara Martin
  • School of Policy Studies
Global TV National: Death toll rises as Israel and Hamas launch bombs and rockets
Dr. Martin says the only was to settle this dispute is through negotiation.

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