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Queen's In The News Thursday, April 26, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
R. David Andrew
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
CBC Online: Confusion clouds family's recovery from possible coral poisoning
Dr. Andrew says palytoxin is probably the most toxic substance known to man.
Gerrits, Bailey
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
National Post: Van attack puts spotlight on violent sentiment in 'incel' community
USA Today: Incel: What it is and why Alek Minassian praised Elliot Rodger
The USA Today article appeared on over 37 local ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the United States. The Canadian Press article appeared in the National Post, Huff Post and CTV News as well as 48 other outlets across Canada.
Vertegaal, Roel
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
CBC Radio: 3-D hologram-type calls, the kind we've seen in movies, may not be as far away as you think
Digital Trends: A new system could bring life-sized holograms to a meeting near you
Dr. Vertegaal discusses his new hologram technology. The story also appeared in Tech Xplore.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
National Post: Why Canadian police are not good at shooting people
CBC's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti : Officer's cool head may have helped rule out terrorism in Toronto van attack
Dr. Leuprecht says from the video it appears the officer is very experienced with standoffs. He also commented that keeping the suspect alive will allow police to build a clearer picture of the suspect’s motives. The story also appeared in the Sudbury Star, Regina Leader-Post and MSN News.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Global News: Police handle tragic incident in Toronto with professionalism
Dr. Leuprecht discusses the bravery shown by the officer when it came to arresting the suspect. The story also appeared on The Current, CBC The National and CJAD Montreal radio.
Simpson, Christopher
  • School of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Division of Cardiology
Hamilton Spectator: Don’t push so hard
Dr. Simpson says overstraining and pain, rather than underlying heart disease, are by far the most common reasons for fainting on the toilet.

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Queen's In The News Monday, April 23, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Margaret Biggs
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
TVO: Why sustainable development goals can survive a change in government
Dr. Biggs says one of the virtues of having goals that all countries at one point in time agree to, it means that those goals endure beyond political cycles.
Champagne, Allen
  • Health Sciences
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Kingston Whig-Standard: Study aims to make football safer
Global TV : Queen’s University PhD student wants to put an end to sports injuries
PhD candidate Champagne says the objective is to determine what skills players need to improve in order to promote a safer football game, without taking away the integrity of the sport. Also appeared on Global News.
Lyon, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Law
Globe and Mail: Facebook: A mass media micro-surveillance monopoly
In his op-ed, Dr. Lyon says Cambridge Analytica’s dodgy dealings has given the social media anthill and well deserved kick.
Pardy, Bruce
  • Law
Maclean's Magazine: The Supreme Court's beer ruling doesn't mean Trans Mountain is doomed
Dr. Pardy says federal and provincial jurisdictions overlap when it comes to the pipeline.
Simpson, Christopher
  • School of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Division of Cardiology
Mississauga News: What causes some people to faint on the toilet?
Dr. Simpson says overstraining and pain, rather than underlying heart disease, are by far the most common reasons for fainting on the toilet according.
George Smith
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
National Post: Teamsters union fires back at CP Rail for playing the 'victim card' as strike deadline looms
Dr. Smith says a strike would have a domino effect throughout the economy.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Gagnon, Louis
  • Smith School of Business
Globe and Mail: What bitcoin can teach us about the value of futures exchanges
Professor Gagnon says he saw bitcoin’s emergence on the futures exchanges as a real-life test of his most recent research work.
George Smith
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
The Calgary Herald: New WestJet CEO Ed Sims has a daunting list of items to address
Professor Smith says the magnitude of all of the changes unfolding at WestJet has left employees looking for some security.
Mackay, Robb
  • Arts and Science
  • Dan School of Drama and Music
CKNW-Vancouver: Kenrick Lamar wins Pulitzer
Professor Mackay discusses the latest Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Ouellette, Nathalie
  • Arts and Science
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Radio Canada International: NASA goes on the hunt for exoplanets
Dr. Ouellette discusses the planned launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (French).

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Queen's In The News Monday, April 16, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Banting, Keith
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
National Post: Public government debate could undermine overall Canadian support for immigration
Dr. Banting says opinion becomes more divided when it comes to increasing the number of immigrants. The story was also covered on cbc.ca.
Lisa F. Carver
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
Reader's Digest: Why it pays to be happy
Dr. Carver says learning to put life events in perspective can help you become happier as you age.
Champagne, Allen
  • Health Sciences
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Centre for Neuroscience Studies
CTV National Network News: Program works to teach young football players how to avoid head injuries
Dr. Champagne says researchers are working hard to find a solution to head injuries. The story was also covered in the Montreal Gazette.
Munoz, Douglas
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Global TV National: New way of defining Alzheimer’s could help find disease earlier
Dr. Munoz says when a treatment is finally available it will stand a much greater chance of success if studies lead to ways to detect it earlier.
Sen Chowdhury, Aditi
  • Arts and Science
  • History
The Hindu: What made N.A. Ansari’s films so entertaining
Dr. Sen talks about how watchable Mr. Ansari’s films were.

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Queen's In The News Friday, April 13, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Wolfe, Robert
  • School of Policy Studies
Financial Times (UK): Grand Old Duke of Washington must march back down the hill
Robert Wolfe co-authored a letter in the Financial Times about U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies on China.

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