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May 27,2021

Queen's In The News Thursday, May 27, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Airton, Lee
  • Education
CTV Ottawa: Virtual unicorn teaches kids about gender identity and gender expression discrimination in schools
Dr. Airton talks about how Gegi.ca brings together publicly available information like school board policies, definitions of grounds of human rights protection and translates them so that anyone can find them and understand them.
Chris Boccia
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
Nature World News: Amazing! Biologists Discover How Lizards Can Breathe Underwater
Smithsonian Magazine: Diving Anole Lizards Use Bubbles to Breathe Underwater
United Business Journal : Tiny Lizards Developed a Genius Way to Breathe Underwater
the PhD candidate explains how the lizard's use of the air bubble serves as a rebreathing scuba-diving device that recycles exhaled air and allows the lizard to breathe the unused oxygen within it.
Tess Clifford
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
Globe and Mail: Ontario school reopening: Teachers, families struggle with uncertainty over return to classrooms
Dr. Clifford says parents really have been expected to do way too much, and they deserve to have clearer information about what’s next from the provincial government.
Davison, Colleen
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
CBC Online: Aggressive testing and isolation rules frustrate Yellowknife families caught in school outbreak
Dr. Davison, a professor of public health sciences at Queen's University, says health authorities are often trying to balance the risk of outbreak with the impact of lockdowns on social and emotional wellbeing.
Ellis, Anne
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Allergy and Immunology
CTV National Network News: Are your allergies worse this year? Doctors say there's a reason for that
Dr. Ellis says pollen counts are much higher this year than they were this time last year. People who suffer from both tree and grass pollen are getting that double whammy this year.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
CKWS/Global Kingston: Washing over wiping: Expert says wiping store-bought items not necessary
Dr. Evans says groceries and items that you bring into your home, are not really a significant source of COVID-19 transmission.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Hill Times: A new approach to military accountability
Dr. Leuprecht writes an op-ed on what needs to be done to restore confidence in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Emilie Norris-Roozmon
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
CKWS/Global Kingston: Return of tick season brings threat of Lyme disease back to Kingston area
Norris-Roozmon says doctors don’t want prescribe people antibiotics if there’s no evidence for Lyme disease.
Tim Salomons
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
CKWS/Global Kingston: Return of tick season brings threat of Lyme disease back to Kingston area
Dr. Salomons says there are still quite a few lyme disease patients who are kind of left behind, and their symptoms are not well understood and not appreciated. They are often left feeling like people don’t believe them.
Siobhan Speiran
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Environmental Studies
National Geographic: Helping kids deal with animal exploitation on social media
Dr. Speiran says once kids understand how harmful human-wild animal interactions can be to animals, the more empowered they’ll become to protect them.

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