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Queen's In The News Friday, December 1, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Cross, Barry
  • Smith School of Business
Canadian Accountant: Why did Sears Canada go bankrupt?
Professor Cross said the lack of retail experience for customers, a faulty merchandising strategy and their customer targeting strategy.
Davidson, Lindsay
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kingston Whig-Standard: Pilot project gives students practical experience
Dr. Davidson says working with Loving Spoonful has provided Queen's students with an opportunity to really understand some of the challenges faced by many of their future patients.
Morrison, Robert
  • Arts and Science
  • English Language and Literature
The Conversation: Jane Austen’s greatest novel turns 200
In his op-ed Dr. Morrison says Persuasion explores both the torment of silence and the value of hope.
Seitz, Dallas
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Psychiatry
PBS: Will surgery and anesthesia harm your memory?
Dr. Seitz comments on postoperative cognitive dysfunction.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, November 30, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Colgan, Lynda
  • Education
The Conversation: How to support your child in elementary school
In her op-ed Dr. Colgan discusses the variety of ways children can be taught mathematics.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
580 CFRA: How serious is the threat of nuclear war from North Korea
Dr. Leuprecht discusses new developments.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Kerr, Lisa
  • Law
CBC TV: Changes to Canada’s segregation policy
Dr. Kerr discusses what the changes mean for prison staff.
Maynard, Steven
  • Arts and Science
  • History
CBC Online: Trudeau's apology to LGBT public servants is straightforward. Expunging criminal convictions is not
Dr. Maynard writes in his op-ed that in the eagerness to apologize, there's been too little thought on the part of the federal government given to the patchiness of the surviving historical records and what they can and can't reveal.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Galen Watts
  • Arts and Science
  • Cultural Studies
Winnipeg Free Press: What does it mean to be spiritual?
Mr. Watts says spirituality has become a buzzword in today’s culture. The op-ed was originally published in The Conversation.

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Queen's In The News Monday, November 27, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Airton, Lee
  • Education
Toronto Star: Teaching about a debate and teaching through debate are not the same
In their op-ed, Dr. Airton says debate is only one strategy university teachers can use to explore controversial issues.
Ahmad Ghahreman
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • The Robert M. Buchan Mining
CBC Online: Giant Mine arsenic could be cleaned up in five years
Dr. Ghahreman says his research team could render the mine’s toxic dust inert in five years.
Ouellette, Nathalie
  • Arts and Science
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Global News: Study shows global rise in light pollution
Dr. Ouellette says light pollution is causing challenges for astronomers.
Perlin, George
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Halifax Chronicle-Herald: Robert Stanfield led the modernization of Nova Scotia
Dr. Perlin says like previous Conservative leaders, Stanfield faced internal party divisions as the party struggled to shed “the Tory syndrome.”

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Queen's In The News Friday, November 24, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Murakami Wood, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
Press Herald: Uber likely not alone in paying off hackers
Dr. Murakami Wood says he doesn't have any concrete numbers, but suspects such payments are very widespread.
Rose, Jonathan
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Vancouver Sun: NDP pushes electoral reform, but keeping an 'open' mind
Dr. Rose says proportional representation systems can be created so they are stable and they can be created so that it doesn’t affect representation of parties.
Struzik, Ed
  • School of Policy Studies
Global Journalist: Arctic shipping grows as ice melts
Dr. Struzik discusses tundra fires and melting ice.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, November 23, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Ali Bhagat
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
CTV National Network News: Canada bracing for asylum seekers
Mr. Bhagat comments on President Trump ended Temporary Protected Status for nearly 60,000 Haitians.
Chivers, Meredith
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
Globe and Mail: The big brains behind Canada's good sex
Dr. Chivers was interviewed as part of a news story on world-leading Canadian sexuality researchers.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
640 AM Toronto radio: The war on cigarettes
He also appeared on various other radio stations across Ontario.
Murakami Wood, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Surveillance Studies Centre
Chicago Tribune: Uber paid off their hackers — and they’re far from the only ones
Dr. Murakami Wood says he doesn't have any concrete numbers, but suspects such payments are very widespread. The story also appeared in the Washington Post, Orlando Sentinel and the New Zealand Herald.
Struzik, Ed
  • School of Policy Studies
CBC's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti : Expect more massive wildfires ahead for Canada, warns environment author
Dr. Struzik says the Fort McMurray fire could be a foreshadowing of things to come.
Wong, Kenneth
  • Smith School of Business
Toronto Star: Pros predict the best savings; 4K TVs, video-game consoles and travel are expected to provide the most bang for your buck
Professor Wong breaks down the best Black Friday deals.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Colgan, Lynda
  • Education
NewsTalk 770 (Calgary): Childhood science is just as important as reading for developing brains,
Dr. Colgan explains the importance of science for growing minds.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Birtwhistle, Richard
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
CBC Online: Annual checkups for healthy people may be harmful
Dr. Birtwhistle says generally, when healthy people with no symptoms go and see a physician for an annual checkup, it's unlikely for people to find any abnormalities.
Clark, Kenneth J
  • Arts and Science
  • Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
The Conversation: Myth of the genius solitary scientist is dangerous
Dr. Clark says the lone genius model of scientific progress doesn’t have historical justification.
Fitzpatrick, Michael
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
CBC Radio: A shortage of medical specialists
Dr. Fitzpatrick told Ontario Morning the wait time issue isn’t just a Kingston issue, it’s a Canada-wide issue (35:35).
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
CBC Online: Health Canada report calls for big tax hike on cigarettes
globalnews.ca: Money, espionage and image: Why North Korean hackers are making waves
Dr. Leuprecht says when major cybersecurity corporations and national intelligence agencies are all pointing the finger at North Korea, that’s a “pretty credible” indication that something is going on. He also commented on how the cigarette tax hike could have an impact on the contraband market.
Mabee, Warren
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
CBC Radio: The prospect for the Keystone XL pipeline
Dr. Mabee comments on the future of the pipeline (12:40)

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Queen's In The News Monday, November 20, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Lisa F. Carver
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
Huffington Post: As an Ontario college instructor, 75 per cent of my hours were unpaid
In her op-ed Dr. Carver talks about the realities of being a part-time contract instructor at an Ontario college. This was originally published in The Conversation.
Kerr, Lisa
  • Law
Ottawa Citizen: 'Prison code' can form part of an inmate's defence
Dr. Kerr says the case sends a clear message to prison officials that they must apply the law rather than their own ideas. The story was also covered in the National Post and the Ottawa Sun.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • School of Policy Studies
CTV National Network News: Canada offers ‘reintegration support’ for ISIS fighters
Dr. Leuprecht discusses UK International Development Minister Rory Stewart saying British nationals who join ISIS should be killed.
Michaelson, Valerie
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Religion
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
CBC Radio: Faith leaders speak out in support of TRC call to ban corporal punishment
Dr. Michaelson says what happened in the residential schools was unconscionable.
Smol, John
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
  • School of Environmental Studies
Ottawa Citizen: An Inconvenient Ottawa? What will climate change actually mean for the nation's capital?
Dr. Smol says the first thing Ottawa residents will notice is less ice cover.
Jagdeep Walia
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • Pediatrics
ctvnews.ca: Brockville mother takes dying baby to Parliament Hill to look for help
Dr. Walia comments on possible treatment options.

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