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    AVAILABLE EXPERT - Commenting on the holiday season (Part three in a series)

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    This week, a number of Queen's University experts are available to comment on topics relating to the holiday season. Topics will cover a wide range of topics, including resolutions, gift giving, and maintaining emotional and physical health during the holidays.

    Queen's University business and marketing professor Kenneth Wong is available to comment on how unseasonably warm temperatures will affect Christmas shopping this year.

    "A lot of people are amazed to realize that Christmas is only a week away," says Professor Wong. "Retailers and consumers should expect a flurry of last minute shopping."

    "This weekend will be very busy in stores, especially grocery stores, the LCBO and beer stores, as everyone stocks up. Dollar stores will see activity from those looking for last-minute stocking stuffers and malls will be congested."

    From part one of our holiday expert availability, Keith McWhirter (Associate Director, Information Technology Services) is able to comment on holiday technology trends for 2015 and Nick Bala (Law) is available to comment on issues associated with custody, access and parenting arrangements at this time of year.

    From part twoJudith Davidson (Psychology) is available to comment on getting the proper amount of sleep during the holiday season and insomnia in adults.

    To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Chris Armes (613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or chris.armes@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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