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September 30, 2019

Queen's In The News Monday, September 30, 2019

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Amarnath Amarasingam
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Religion
CBC Online: Captured ISIS fighter wants to come home — but not if he will be judged by Canadian law
Dr. Amarasingham says the ISIS propaganda video the captured fighter shot showed a series of executions and set the stage of what we knew of ISIS going forward in terms of its brutality and its perverse creativity in how it chose to execute so-called spies and people that it considered to be enemies of the state.
Banks, Kevin
  • Law
globalnews.ca: Why Canadian workplaces should offer stress leave
Professor Banks says there’s two different ways to look at what kind of leave employers might provide, either contractually or voluntarily, to employees, and there is a great variety of different arrangements.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
globalnews.ca: Flu forecast 2019: Here’s what to expect from this year’s flu season
Dr. Evans says it looks like there were these large numbers of cases early, early in the season and everybody of course started worrying and panicking about it because it meant, Oh no it’s going to be a bad year this year.
Hird, Myra
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Environmental Studies
CBC Online: Marketplace investigates where your plastic really goes
Dr. Hird says she thinks most Canadians think that when they put something in recycling, that it's being re-fashioned into something that can be used.
Kerr, Lisa
  • Law
CBC Online: Prisoners at Iqaluit jail say they're being unfairly punished through 'kangaroo court'
Dr. Kerr says it's likely prisoners are just not being told what a fair process looks like, what an error in law is, and what findings of fact are supposed to look like.
Jean-Baptiste Litrico
  • Smith School of Business
CBC Online: Some mobile mechanics gearing up, while others hit the brakes
Professor Litrico says as soon as the electric car market takes off, if I were in the mobile mechanic business, I would wonder what is going to be left for us to do."
Skillicorn, David
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
CBC Online: Police can't crack Toronto van attacker's devices, court documents show
Dr. Skillicorn says he isn’t convinced legislation will help force people to unlock their phones.

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