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Queen's In The News Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Morrison, Robert
  • Arts and Science
  • English Language and Literature
The Conversation: How to celebrate Christmas among so much misery
Dr. Morrison says the advice given by 19th century writer Leigh Hunt is still relevant today.

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Queen's In The News Monday, December 17, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
LaBarge, Monica
  • Smith School of Business
CFRC Radio Queen's: Holiday shopping product marketing strategies and why you shouldn’t give the gift of surveillance
Dr. LaBarge discusses how companies try to better their competitors.
Mackay, Robb
  • Arts and Science
  • Dan School of Drama and Music
ctvnews.ca: Canadian still feel warmth for Baby It’s Cold Outside
Mackay says unease around the song reflects growing sensitivities to gender politics in the MeToo era. The story appeared in a number of other Canadian Press publications including the National Post and Ottawa Citizen.
Murakami Wood, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
CFRC Radio Queen's: Holiday shopping product marketing strategies and why you shouldn’t give the gift of surveillance
Dr. Murakami Wood discusses gift giving in the era of privacy leaks.
Struzik, Ed
  • School of Policy Studies
Maclean's Magazine: The California fires are a harbinger of things to come in Canada—and the risks are extreme
Dr. Struzik discusses the growing fire dangers in Canada.

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Queen's In The News Friday, December 14, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Jennifer Flemming
  • Health Sciences
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • School of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Division of Gastroenterology
Ottawa Citizen: Cirrhosis of the liver a 'silent epidemic' among young adults
Dr. Flemming says the face of the disease is changing.
Connor Stone
  • Arts and Science
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
CKWS/Global Kingston: How can we spot the International Space Station
Stone explains what to look for in the sky.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, December 13, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Riehl, Anastasia
  • Arts and Science
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Winnipeg Free Press: Climate change leads to language loss
Dr. Riehl says climate change will have a profound effect on the world’s languages.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
Cable Street: Debunking misinformation about the UN migration compact
Professor Aiken discusses the misconceptions and sets the record straight.
Gordon, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
Globe and Mail: Quebec town of Candiac sheds its suburban ways with design-focused development,
Dr. Gordon says there are encouraging signs across Canada of moves to “urbanize the suburbs.”
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
France 24: French terrorist still at large
Dr. Leuprecht says Cherif Chekatt’s success in evading arrest suggested that he had help from at least one other person.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Duffin, Jacalyn
  • Arts and Science
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
ctvnews.ca: 'Unprecedented' drug shortages affecting many Canadians
Dr. Duffin says the problem affects many more people than the pharmacists association's findings suggest. Currently there are more than 1,690 medications listed in “actual shortage.”
Debra Haak
  • Law
The Conversation: Canada’s laws designed to deter prostitution, not keep sex workers safe
Haak says the aim of the new laws is not to make the sex trade safer.
Koeppl, Thorsten
  • Arts and Science
  • Economics
Globe and Mail: Initial coin offerings could provide badly needed financing for Canadian startups
Dr. Koeppl says there is value in bringing together economic, regulatory and legal aspects to develop a specific framework for the regulation of ICOs in Canada.
Thiele, Veikko
  • Smith School of Business
The Conversation: Angel investors, not entrepreneurs, need government support
Dr. Thiele says in the present climate, it’s difficult to argue that rich people need more sweet deals to support a new generation of entrepreneurs.

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Queen's In The News Monday, December 10, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Abray, Tim
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Maclean's Magazine: Why Doug Ford and Jason Kenney are treating the media as enemies
Dr. Abray says some politicians aren’t running against the media; they’re vilifying the media.
Brock, Kathy
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
ctvnews.ca: Here's why the term 'nationalism' doesn't seem to have a bad rap in Canada
Dr. Brock says Canadians appear to have constructed their view of nationalism on the idea of feeling connected to our country and ensuring that others feel connected as well -- even as we watch the term pilloried globally. The story also appeared in a number of other Canadian Press publication.
Tess Clifford
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
CKWS/Global Kingston: Experts speak out after days of high school lockdowns in Kingston
Clifford says for children and youth it’s important to reassure them that the adults are doing their jobs to make everyone feel safe.
Duffin, Jacalyn
  • Arts and Science
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
CBC Online: 'Unprecedented' drug shortages affecting many Canadians
Dr. Duffin says the problem affects many more people than the pharmacists association's findings suggest. Currently there are more than 1,690 medications listed in “actual shortage.”
LaBarge, Monica
  • Smith School of Business
Huffington Post: Netflix Canada’s dig at Doug Ford shows corporate activism is a thing
Dr. LaBarge says she expects this sort of thing to become more common in the future.
Mackay, Robb
  • Arts and Science
  • Dan School of Drama and Music
Ottawa Citizen: When it comes to pop songs that are deemed offensive, it’s all about context
Dr. Mackay says if we’re only reading the lyrics, we might get an entirely different message than we do if we see the full picture.
Nicaso, Antonio
  • Arts and Science
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Globe and Mail: How myths keep the Mafia’s culture frozen in time,
In his op-ed Dr. Nicaso says Canada is the perfect country for criminals.
Weldemichael, Awet
  • Arts and Science
  • History
NPR: Will Ethiopia’s democratic awakening catch on next door in Eritrea
Dr. Weldemichael says if change is to come, it likely won't happen like in Ethiopia. Instead, change will likely come from the top.

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Queen's In The News Friday, December 7, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Nicaso, Antonio
  • Arts and Science
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
CBC Radio: Hamilton community leaders vouch for drug-dealing mobsters
Dr. Nicaso says People involved in organized crime are usually intricately embedded into their communities in which they operate, and so they are able to build a perception of goodwill to those around them.
Skillicorn, David
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
CBC Online: Huawei is 'growing astronomically' despite allegations it spies for China
Dr. Skillicorn says we don't know to what extent they might be considered an arms length business and to what extent they might be simply an arm of the Chinese government. The story also appeared on Yahoo Canada.
Smol, John
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
  • School of Environmental Studies
The Weather Network: No one talks about acid rain anymore
Dr. Smol says the Acid Raid Accord was, by and large, a success.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, December 6, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Smol, John
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
  • School of Environmental Studies
CBC Online: Years ago, Canada and the U.S. came together to end the acid rain threat. What changed?
Dr. Smol says the Acid Raid Accord was, by in large, a success.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Cross, Barry
  • Smith School of Business
Huffington Post: Have we reached peak car?
In his op-ed Professor Cross says if current trends continue, we can anticipate more shutdown announcements from car companies and parts suppliers, as there won't be room for all of them.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
globalnews.ca: Canada’s flu season started early this year, and might be hitting kids hard
Dr. Evans says flue cases are ramping up about a month earlier than average.

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