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May 25, 2021

Queen's In The News Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Chris Boccia
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
BBC : ‘Scuba-diving’ lizards breathe underwater by attaching air bubbles to their snouts
The PhD candidate talks about how semi-aquatic anoles exhale air into a bubble that clings to their skin.
Drummond, Don
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: Younger generations will pay for the $500 seniors bonus in last month’s budget
Drummond questions why the federal government is giving money to the group with the lowest poverty rate in Canada.
Green, Leslie
  • Law
Toronto Star: Tax Court judge committed a ‘serious error’ in University of Toronto hiring fiasco, a judicial review finds. But it won’t remove him
Prof. Green talks about a judicial review of a sitting tax judge accused of applying pressure on U of T faculty last summer to block the hiring of human rights scholar Valentina Azarova for the position of director at the faculty’s International Human Rights Program.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Globe and Mail: It’s time to stop wiping down groceries and other COVID-19 cleaning measures that don’t reduce transmission risk
Dr. Evans says it is hard for people to understand that transmission of COVID rarely occurs from exposure to infected surfaces.
Jamieson, Heather
  • Arts and Science
  • Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
High North News: Humans, Not Geology, Source of High Arsenic Levels in Yellowknife
Dr. Jamieson says humans are to blame for high arsenic levels in Yellowknife soils.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Hill Times: Opposition MPs say they’re worried about lack of defence spending in budget, as experts to future of NORAD
Dr Leuprecht says bolstering NORAD will be an important initiative but the funding dedicated to the project in the budget isn’t indicative of how much it will actually cost.
von Hlatky, Stefanie
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
  • Centre for International and Defence Policy
Hill Times: High time a woman be appointed Canada’s chief of defence staff, says former reservist, as high-profile women take on sexual misconduct crisis in the military
Dr. von Hlatky says while it is more than time for a woman and for a female general officer to become the Chief of Defence Staff, she doesn’t recommend more leadership churn at this time.
Weldemichael, Awet
  • Arts and Science
  • History
Yahoo! Canada: Five things to know about Ethiopia's election
Dr. Weldemichael explains why this election is so important to the first time Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Yael Schlick
  • Arts and Science
  • English Language and Literature
Toronto Star: AUTOS Books to cure open-road wanderlust
Dr. Schlick says one of the challenges of travel today is the sense that there are no longer any truly new places to discover.

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