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The Ballytobin Festival

In this week’s episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Tricia Baldwin, Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts to discuss the inaugural Ballytobin Festival, an online music festival that kicked off May 16th and runs all summer long. As well as an interview with one of the artists of the festival, Emilie Steele.

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Rachel Kuzmich, PhD in Geography & Planning supervised by Dr Paul Treitz

Topic: Examining bird habitat structure across space and over time using remote sensing data. Overview: My research will contribute to an enhanced understanding of habitat occupancy by using airborne laser scanning to describe and quantify relevant habitat structure. It will also make a methodological contribution to the emerging field of ecoacoustics by developing and testing a method for using bird recording data captured at survey points in the field.

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S1E6: Ag-Gag Laws with Siobhan O’Sullivan

Claudia speaks to Sioban O’Sullivan about Ag-Gag laws with a particular focus on how they are manifesting in Australia. They also touch on some of the tensions that exist between animal welfare and issues of visibility.  Date recorded: 30 April 2020 Guest: Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She has interests in animal welfare policy and environmental ethics, and is the author of three books, including: Getting Welfare to Work (2015) and Animals, Equality and Democracy (2011). Siobhan is also well known for her podcast ‘Knowing Animals’  which you can find on the iROAR – an animal focused podcast network she launched.  If you would like to find out more about Siobhan and her work, you can see a list of her publications here and you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@so_s).  Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder is a PhD Candidate in Geography and Planning at Queen’s University and is currently undertaking her own research project that looks at the historical relationships between animals and cities. Contact Claudia via email (17ch38@queensu.ca) or follow her on Twitter (@ClaudiaFTowne). Featured readings:  Animals, Equality and Democracy by Siobhan O’Sullivan, The Lives of Continue Reading

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Quarantine Fan Questions #2

Mike and Taylor answer fan questions for the entire episode as we open up our email and comments to all our amazing fans! Hear great streaming suggestions, film industry insights, post COVID-19 talk and a short review of the Netflix series #BlackAF from writer/producer Kenya Barris.

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Campus Focus: The Journey Home

In this pilot episode, Today in YGK host Alexandra Fernandes (ArtSci ’21) chats with three Queen’s University students whose study abroad experiences were cut short due to COVID-19. Download and learn more about the experience of studying abroad and making the journey home during a global pandemic.

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