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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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Queen's In The News Friday, November 17, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Aiken, Sharry
  • Law
The Lawyer's Daily: New immigration plan insufficient to meet Canada’s needs
Professor Aiken says she applauded the government’s focus on a multi-year strategy but was disappointed in other aspects of the plan.
Banting, Keith
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Canadian Immigrant: We’re one big diverse nation, according to Census data, but there is more to consider than just numbers
Dr. Banting says that, while Canadians are generally supportive of immigration, their support is conditional.
Margaret Biggs
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
University Affairs: Report urges more Canadian students to study abroad,
Dr. Biggs says within the next decade she’d like to see at least a quarter of all Canadian postsecondary education students have a learning-abroad experience.
Coutre, Jacquelyn
  • Arts and Science
  • Art
  • Centres and Services
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
CKNW-Vancouver: How much would you pay for something that is described as priceless
Ms. Coutre talks about the sale of Salvator Mundi.
Galen Watts
  • Arts and Science
  • Cultural Studies
The Conversation: What does it mean to be spiritual
In his op-ed Dr. Watts talks about the rising popularity of spirituality without religion.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, November 16, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Jane Boulden
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Centres
Reuters : Canada will not send peacekeepers to Mali in near future: officials
New York Times: Canada Will Not Send Peacekeepers to Mali in Near Future: Officials
iPolitics: Canada will not send peacekeepers to Mali in near future: officials
Jane Boulden says many Canadians will be disappointed by the federal government's peacekeeping announcement as it does not follow through on their initial pledge.
Lisa F. Carver
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
Maclean's Magazine: What it’s like to be an under-paid Ontario college instructor
The Conversation: My experience as an under-paid Ontario college instructor
Lisa Carver's piece for The Conversation about compensation at Ontario's colleges appeared in Maclean's.
Andrew Craig
  • Health Sciences
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Winnipeg Free Press: Feds lacking on science promises
Andrew Craig's piece for The Conversation about federal science funding appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Queen's In The News Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Colgan, Lynda
  • Education
National Post: Science in the home boosts children's academic success
Lynda Colgan's piece for The Conversation about how schools and parents can work together to enhance science learning appeared in the National Post.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Futurism: How Ready Are We for a Pandemic? We Asked an Infectious Disease Expert
Gerald Evans says surveillance organizations and cooperation between surveillance networks internationally could help locate and define emerging pathogens with the potential to develop into an epidemic.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Toronto Star: Canada’s new intelligence oversight committee lacks necessary expertise
CTV National Network News: CTV News
CPAC: Primetime Politics
Christian Leuprecht co-authored an op-ed in the Toronto Star about how Canada's oversight capabilities have not evolved with the changing nature of its security and intelligence agencies. He also spoke to CPAC about Canada's recent peacekeeping announcement and to CTV about Finance Minister Bill Morenau's performance.

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Queen's In The News Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Colgan, Lynda
  • Education
The Conversation: Science in the home boosts children’s academic success
Lynda Colgan says that schools and parents can work together to enhance how children are learning and engaging with science.
Dow, Kimberly
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Centre for Neuroscience Studies
Kingston Whig-Standard: Researchers to study feeding difficulties in high-risk newborns
Kimberly Dow is leading a research initiative to better identify and address feeding difficulties in high-risk newborns in Kingston General Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
CBC Radio: The Early Edition (Starts at 1h42m)
Business News Network (BNN): Morneau's situation could deter other Bay Street-type executives from entering politics: Political professor
Christian Leuprecht spoke to BNN about why negative press around Finance Minister Bill Morneau may ultimately deter other private sector, business professionals from entering politics. He also spoke to CBC Radio about the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference in Vancouver.
Joel Sokolsky
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Centres and Services
  • Office of the VP (Research)
  • Centre for International and Defence Policy
Canada.com: Global Voices: Canadian military presence not always peacekeeping
Joel Sokolosky says that the major focus of the Canadian Armed Forces is overseas support of our allies.

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Queen's In The News Monday, November 13, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Cockfield, Arthur
  • Law
Globe and Mail: Lawyers should be held to standards – not beliefs
CBC Online: 'A cat-and-mouse game': Why closing tax haven loopholes is a challenge
Art Cockfield says that in Canada companies are encouraged to use offshore tax havens as it allows them to compete in the international marketplace. His recent op-ed on the Law Society of Upper Canada was also cited in a recent Globe and Mail opinion piece.
Louis A. Delvoie
  • Centres and Services
  • Office of the VP (Research)
  • Centre for International and Defence Policy
Kingston Whig-Standard: Islamic State: What next?
Louis A. Delvoie wrote for the Kingston Whig-Standard about the regional instability that will remain even after ISIS' defeat in Iraq and Syria.
Joel Sokolsky
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
Huffington Post: Canada's Mission Has Gone From Peacekeeping To Peace Enforcement
Joel Sokolosky says that the major focus of the Canadian Armed Forces is overseas support of our allies.

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Queen's In The News Friday, November 10, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Gabor Fichtinger
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Computing
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Surgery
CKWS/Global Kingston: Doctors at Queen’s University get a glimpse at how ‘iKnife’ could change how cancers are removed
Gabor Fichtinger says that technology like the 'iKnife' is on the leading edge of the surgical profession.
Rudan, John
  • School of Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
CKWS/Global Kingston: Doctors at Queen’s University get a glimpse at how ‘iKnife’ could change how cancers are removed
John Rudan says that within the next year or so the 'iKnife' could be used in operations to detect cancer cells.

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Queen's In The News Thursday, November 9, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Margaret Biggs
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: More students need to study abroad. It’s vital to Canada’s success
Margaret Biggs co-authored a piece for the Globe and Mail about why more Canadian students need to study abroad.
Burge, John
  • Arts and Science
  • Dan School of Drama and Music
The Conversation: Hiring a student composer for the summer
John Burge says that it's important to nurture young, emerging composers for the future of concert music in Canada.
Cockfield, Arthur
  • Law
Globe and Mail: Fight with CRA over offshore subsidiary could cost Loblaw $350-million
Art Cockfield says that Loblaw's creation of an offshore subsidiary was perfectly normal and does not suggest that the CRA believes the company has done anything illegal.
Kobayashi, Audrey
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
University Affairs: Equitable campuses, but for whom?
Audrey Kobayashi says that research findings suggest a difference in standards between the ways in which white and racialized professors are assessed for advancement in the academic system.
Mabee, Warren
  • Arts and Science
  • Geography and Planning
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
DeSmog Canada: The best Canadian climate policy you've probably never heard of
Warren Mabee says the Clean Fuel Standard will accelerate emissions reductions in certain sectors, especially where there are cleaner technologies and fuels already available.
Saunders, David
  • Smith School of Business
Globe and Mail: Branch campuses extend a distant business school's reach
David Saunders, dean of Queen's University's Smith School of Business, discusses the Smith Toronto campus.

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