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Queen's In The News Friday, February 2, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Oyedeji Ayonrinde
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Kingston Whig-Standard: Pot's impact on the brain is a concern
Dr. Ayonrinde says what has been largely absent from the debate about recreational use is discussion about its impact on the health of young people. The story also appeared in the North Bay Nugget.
Bala, Nicholas
  • Law
Canadian Lawyer: Alberta legislation needs amending for evidence of children and other witnesses
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Professor Bala discusses interview techniques for children.
Lafreniere, Melissa
  • Arts and Science
Science Daily: Changing landscape means some Arctic ponds may potentially be a significant source of carbon emissions
Dr. Lafreniere says an important next step is determining how widespread the phenomenon is.
Lamoureux, Scott
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
Science Daily: Changing landscape means some Arctic ponds may potentially be a significant source of carbon emissions
Dr. Lamoureux examines Arctic carbon emissions.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, February 1, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Simon Poirier
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Huffington Post: Is bitcoin nearly dead?
Mr. Poirier discusses the future of bitcoin.
Schuklenk, Udo
  • Arts and Science
  • Philosophy
Toronto Star: Ontario doctors who object to treatment on moral or religious grounds must give referral
Dr. Schuklenk calls this ruling a classic Canadian compromise. His comments appeared in Canadian Press newspapers across Canada including the National Post.
Stuart, Heather
  • School of Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health Sciences
  • School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Kingston Whig-Standard: There is a message of hope that needs to be conveyed
Dr. Stuart says recovery and management of a mental health illness is always within grasp.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Banks, Kevin
  • Law
Hill Times: Treasury Board wading through more than 4,000 Phoenix-related complaints
Professor Banks says the amount of grievances will take a while to resolve.
Cockfield, Arthur
  • Law
Toronto Star: Canada’s financial system is less transparent than Russia’s
Professor Cockfield discusses Canada’s ranking on the Financial Secrecy Index. The story also appeared on Windsor.ca.
Kilford, Chris
  • Centres
  • Centre for International and Defence Policy
CBC's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti : Why the war in Afghanistan is getting worse
Dr. Kilford says he would like to see Canada return to the country to train the military.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Airton, Lee
  • Education
globalnews.ca: Is the world more accepting of transgender people?
Dr. Airton says it’s not an inevitable progression towards tolerance.
Summers, Jamie
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
Global TV : Beet juice and cheese brine: Which alternatives can break our addiction to road salt?
Ms. Summers says road salt can cause major issues for infrastructure.
Robin Valleau
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
Global TV : Beet juice and cheese brine: Which alternatives can break our addiction to road salt?
Ms. Valleau discusses alternatives to road salt.

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Queen's In The News Monday, January 29, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Kukreja, Reena
  • Arts and Science
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Development Studies
Kingston Whig-Standard: 'Reelness' is the focus of annual film festival
Ms. Kukreja examines the upcoming Reelout queer film festival.
Lee, Jonathan
  • Arts and Science
  • Economics
Torrent Freak: Piracy can help the music sales of many artists
Dr. Lee found that piracy can boost sales of mid-tier artists, both for physical CDs and digital downloads. For the most popular artists, this effect is reversed.
Ouellette, Nathalie
  • Arts and Science
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
CKWS/Global Kingston: An asteroid will pass the earth at 76,000 MPH on Super Bowl Sunday
Dr. Ouellette says the asteroid has no chance of hitting the earth.

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Queen's In The News Friday, January 26, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Julia Kirkham
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Division of Geriatric Medicine
  • Psychiatry
CBC Online: CBC investigation uncovers dramatic rise in reports of resident-on-resident abuse in Ontario homes
Dr. Kirkham says there's a lot of pressure on nursing homes to reduce the use of antipsychotics and to prevent violence at the same time.
Colin Leys
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Global Research: Carillion collapse shows the urgent need to democratize social services
In his op-ed Dr. Leys says the collapse of Carillion, the UK’s second biggest construction company, highlights the need for reform in outsourcing public infrastructure contracts.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, January 25, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Colgan, Lynda
  • Education
The Conversation: Why all children must learn their times tables — and fun ways to teach them
In her op-ed, Dr. Colgan discusses teaching young people math at home.
Holmes, John
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
National Post, Financial Post: Details of the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership have yet to be released
Dr. Holmes says producers with an extensive global footprint stand to benefit from the new TPP agreement.
Carlos Prado
  • Arts and Science
  • Philosophy
New York Times: Is President Trump a stealth postmodernist or just a liar?
Dr. Prado says that instead of representing postmodernism, Trump embodies a very different phenomenon: “Post-Truth.”

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Andrew, John S
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Environmental Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Graduate Studies
National Post, Financial Post: Having a pot shop in your hood could boost your property prices — by a lot
Dr. Andrew says a legal cannabis store could potentially drive more customer traffic to nearby retailers, boosting interest in the surrounding area. The story also appeared on CTV News Channel, CBC and various Canadian Press publications.
Veldon Coburn
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Maclean's Magazine: Reconciliation can’t happen without truth
Mr. Coburn says Indigenous survivors of residential schools continue to be denied their truth by the ignorant—but also by those working toward reconciliation.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
CBC Radio: Less than half the people deported from Canada in 2017 paid their own way home
Professor Aiken says many people subject to removal orders don’t leave because they don’t have the money to pay for it.
Oyedeji Ayonrinde
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Hill Times: It’s time for ‘higher’ knowledge about cannabis
In his op-ed, Dr. Ayonrinde says the use of cannabis below the age of 21 is strongly discouraged.
Mohamed Khimji
  • Law
Canadian Lawyer: Corporate lawyers say boards should think like an activist to avoid a fight
Professor Khimji says shareholder engagement is a bit of a polarizing debate.

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Queen's In The News Monday, January 22, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
CBC Online: Less than half the people deported from Canada in 2017 paid their own way home
Professor Aiken says many people subject to removal orders don’t leave because they don’t have the money to pay for it. It was also published in Yahoo Canada News.
Louis A. Delvoie
  • Centres and Services
  • Office of the VP (Research)
  • Centre for International and Defence Policy
Kingston Whig-Standard: The blighted Palestinians
In his op-ed, Dr. Delvoie says when looking at the outside world, Palestinians have little to see in the way of encouragement.
Kerr, Lisa
  • Law
Globe and Mail: A bold move that may finally bring about change
In her op-ed, Dr. Kerr discusses the BC Supreme Court finding that Canadian laws governing solitary confinement are unconstitutional.
Sen Chowdhury, Aditi
  • Arts and Science
  • History
The Hindu: Meet Dracula’s Indian ancestor Vetala
In her op-ed, Dr. Sen discusses India’s connect with the Count from the Gothic horror tale of 1897.

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