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November 6, 2019

Queen's In The News Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Aarssen, Lonnie William
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
Huffington Post: Clear and unequivocal: Thousands of scientists sign letter on climate crisis
Dr. Aarssen says academic (researchers) have been more involved in visible activism — going to rallies, protesting peacefully. That’s ramped up, especially in the last year. The story appeared in a number of Canadian Press publications.
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
globalnews.ca: What to know about the Safe Third Country Agreement court challenge
Professor Aiken says expanding the agreement to cover the entire border is nonsensical because Canada does not have the resources to enforce this type of mass “securitization” of the border.
Michelle Cohen
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Ottawa Citizen: Cornwall spends $45K toward naturopathic clinic because it has a shortage of doctors
Dr. Cohen says if this is really to address a physician shortage, then it is just completely inappropriate and completely ridiculous. The story also appeared in a number of other Postmedia newspapers including the National Post.
Diane Orihel
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
  • School of Environmental Studies
Vice Canada: The Keystone oil spill no one’s talking about will be nearly impossible to clean up
Dr. Orihel says once bitumen sinks to the bottom of a lake or wetland, it is much more problematic to clean up than conventional oil, which floats nicely and can be skimmed off the surface.
Skillicorn, David
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
CBC Radio: Examining 5G technology
Dr. Skillicorn discusses the controversy over Huawei’s 5G technology.

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