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September 28, 2020

Queen's In The News Monday, September 28, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Claire Ahn
  • Education
Charles Adler radio
Claire Ahn says if the classroom lesson is more interesting than what's on "what's app" or "twitter", than students may keep their eyes on their teacher, not their screen.
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
CBC Online: As Thanksgiving nears, Canadian expat in the U.S. wants exemption from mandatory quarantine
Sharry Aiken says in the past, Canadian citizens coming to visit family over a holiday would not be turned away from the border, but pandemic rules have given border officials more discretion to "make case-by-case decisions in terms of who is subjected to further follow up or not.
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Religion
Global TV National: RCMP arrests ‘Abu Huzayfah’ for allegedly faking his past with ISIS
Amarnath Amarasingam says he was surprised by the RCMP allegations that an Ontario man faked his terrorist activity. He says it is a hard case to prove.
Bala, Nicholas
  • Law
CBC Online: Survivors of domestic abuse told to keep quiet about it in court or risk jeopardizing child custody
Yahoo! Canada: Survivors of domestic abuse told to keep quiet about it in court or risk jeopardizing child custody
Nicholas Bala says there are an increasing number of what are called high-conflict separations in Canada, many of which involve situations where children are refusing or reluctant to see one parent.
Stephanie Chouinard
  • Centres and Services
  • Office of the VP (Research)
  • Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity
ctvnews.ca: NDP to Support Throne speech
Stephanie Chouinard says because the NDP got the concessions it had asked for, it is unlikely there will be a fall federal election.
Cross, Barry
  • Smith School of Business
Globe and Mail: New export opportunities arise amid global need for PPE, cleansers
Barry Cross says Canada, like many countries, was caught off guard when the pandemic hit.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Canadian Press : COVID fears curtail Thanksgiving gatherings
Gerald Evans says he advised against travel and merging bubbles that share extended family members, even if it's for just one night.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
640 AM Toronto radio: On Point with Alex Pierson
Christian Leuprecht says China has outsourced firms to collect personal data that they may be able to use one day against you.
Diane Orihel
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
  • School of Environmental Studies
CBC Radio: Oil sands tailings ponds are toxic. Canadian-made nanotech could help fix that
Diane Orihel talks about successful treatment of water pollution for the oil sands.

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