S3. Ep. 2 Margaret Moore and Gianluigi Bisleri

Margaret Moore Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and DiversityProfessor, Department of Political Studies and Department of Philosophy The People, the Land, and the Government Host: Barry Kaplan Synopsis: Dr. Margaret Moore is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity at Queen’s University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a professor in the department of Political Studies with a cross-appointment in Philosophy where she teaches in the Master’s in Political and Legal Theory program. Her research focuses on justice, nationalism, and the territorial rights of peoples and states. She is the author of A Political Theory of Territory, which won the Canadian Philosophical Association’s biannual book prize for 2017, and most recently Who Should Own Natural Resources?. She is also a recipient of the 2019 Prize for Excellence in Research, Queen’s signature internal research honour.  In this episode, Dr. Moore discusses A Political Theory of Territory and its examination of the geographical domain of the state and the rights associated with territorial jurisdiction. In her book, she puts three things into relationship: the people, the land, and the government to understand the moral significance associated with plans and attachments of place. Dr. Moore also explains how Continue Reading

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BDWK Season Three Launch! Ep. 1: DJ Cook & Tandy Thomas

DJ Cook Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Neurosurgeon, Kingston Health Sciences CentreNetwork Connectivity: Rewiring Lost Brain FunctionsHost: Barry Kaplan Synopsis: Dr. DJ Cook is a Neurosurgeon at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Queen’s University. In 2018, he was named Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and recognized for his work in developing minimally invasive surgical procedures for complex brain disorders and for his innovative research focusing on therapy and treatments to enhance recovery for patients who have suffered a stroke. His Translational Stroke Research Lab has received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. In his spare time, he runs Otter Creek Farms where he incorporates a scientific approach to raising Japanese wagyu cattle.  In this episode, Dr. Cook discusses what happens to the brain after a stroke and the treatments and strategies for recovery. He also describes the interdisciplinary components of this field of research and how his lab focuses on the brain’s response to injury and the changes in its process of recovery through such methods as multimodal MRI. Dr. Cook also discusses his work with elite athletes as his research helps them overcome neurological shortcomings through training of the Continue Reading

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Lee Airton

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education Microinteractions and how gender functions in a particular space Dr. Lee Airton is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education with the Faculty of Education. Their research program explores the micropolitics of gender and sexual diversity accommodation in K-12 and teacher education, with particular emphasis on the issues facing transgender and/or non-binary people in those settings. They recently published a popular press book entitled Gender: Your Guide – A gender-friendly primer on what to say, what to know, and what to do in the new gender culture. As an advocate, Dr. Airton founded They is My Pronoun and the No Big Deal Campaign. In 2017, they received the Youth Role Model of the Year Award from the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. In this episode, Dr. Airton discusses their book Gender: Your Guide as a resource for public education and advice for someone unfamiliar with the new gender culture. They also comment on the history of transgender activism and the issues facing non-binary people, such as advocacy for access. Dr. Airton also explains their research into the implementation of legal protections against gender discrimination in the policies governing schools at Continue Reading

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Mary Ann McColl

Mary Ann McColl

Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Department of Public Health Sciences Associate Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research A Conversation on Spirituality and Health Studies Dr. Mary Ann McColl is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and in the Department of Public Health Sciences, as well as the Associate Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at Queen’s University. She is also the Academic Lead for the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance, an association of academic, community and policy partners committed to understanding and enhancing disability policy in Canada. Dr. McColl’s research examines access to health services for people with disabilities, disability policy, spirituality and health, primary care for special populations, and community integration and social support. In this episode, Dr. McColl explores the concept of spirituality, which she defines as a human trait related to the extent to which one is able to or wishes to perceive of something beyond which we can experience with our five senses and our brain, as it relates to disability and health studies. She also explains the development of disability studies, and in particular appreciative inquiry, in teaching future healthcare professionals. https://www.rehab.queensu.ca/mary-ann-mccoll https://www.queensu.ca/cspc/about-us/contact-us/mary-mccoll

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Katerina Genikomsou 

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Design vs. Nature: Building Infrastructure to Withstand Environmental Disasters  Dr. Katerina Genikomsou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. She is a member of the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineers, la Fédération international du béton, and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. Her research on the maintenance of built infrastructure and the development of new sustainable materials and processes has global and local implications in potentially improving the lifespan of structures, particularly during environmental disasters. In this episode, Dr. Genikomsou discusses her research on shear failure and its role in the collapse of buildings during environmental disasters, such as which occurred in Ottawa in September 2018. She also advocates for civil engineers to play a role in the construction of networks of resiliency in design provisions. This would assist engineers in considering such aspects as the effects of climate change and the needs of community members. https://civil.queensu.ca/Research/Structural/Katerina-Genikomsou/

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Tim Fort

Professor, Chair of Graduate Programs, Dan School of Drama & Music “Nothing Burns Down:” A History and a Career in Theatre Lighting Design Dr. Tim Fort is a Professor and Chair of Graduate Programs in the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama, and much of his research examines late nineteenth-century lighting design and staging. Dr. Fort has designed lighting and/or scenery for over 200 productions, including the world premieres of And All For Love at the National Arts Centre and Judith Thompson’s Hothouse at The Isabel Bader Centre. In Kingston, he recently directed and designed Unity (1918), Candide, and The House of Martin Guerre in the Rotunda Theatre. Dr. Fort has also served as the Producing Director at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont since 1988, a hub for many Broadway and regional designers and performers. At Weston, he has directed over 60 productions, including Les Misérables and Avenue Q. In this episode, he discusses his early career fascination with lighting design as his inspiration to study its history. Dr. Fort also discusses the place of authenticity and representation in modern theatre. https://sdm.queensu.ca/dan-school-faculty-and-staff/tim-fort/

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Pascale Champagne

Pascale Champagne

Waste in the West: Advancing our Waste Management Practices Professor, Canada Research Chair in Bioresources Engineering and Director of Beaty Water Research Center Dr. Pascale Champagne is the Canada Research Chair in Bioresource Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s. She is also the Director of the Beaty Water Research Centre, which brings together faculty across disciplines to collaborate on research into water-related issues. Dr. Champagne’s research focuses on the development of alternate water and waste management strategies and environmentally sustainable approaches. She has collaborated widely to develop new integrated bioresource management practices, to introduce alternate aqueous and solid waste management approaches, and to create unique opportunities for the bioenergy and bioproducts sectors. She is a member of several prestigious societies, including the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists and the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, and she received the Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research in 2017. In this episode, Dr. Champagne discusses integrated bioresource engineering as a method to redirect waste to generate energy, effectively recycle, and reduce treatment costs. She explains that multidisciplinary methods, as well as the integration of student involvement, are progressing our understanding of bioresource engineering Continue Reading

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Joseph Bramante

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy Dark Matter and What Goes Bump in the Night Dr. Joseph Bramante is an Assistant Professor at in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute and a member of the new, Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astro-Particle Physics Research Institute at Queen’s. His research focuses on constructing theories that describe fundamental physics and finding new ways for humans to test those theories. He held postdoctoral fellowships at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Notre Dame, and received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii for work on “Dark Particles and Primordial Perturbations.” In this episode, he discusses the new McDonald Institute’s network of researchers and students whose central aim is to make new discoveries and advance the frontier of knowledge related to astro particle physics. Dr. Bramante also explains how his research on fundamental theories of dark matter has progressed through experimentation at SNOLAB. https://www.queensu.ca/physics/joe-bramante

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SSC Panel

Queen’s Surveillance Studies Centre – David Lyon, David Murakami, Midori Ogasawara

David Lyon, Professor, Queen’s Research Chair in Surveillance Studies David Murakami Wood, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies Midori Ogasawara, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology From the Babysitter to Alexa: Surveillance is All Around Dr. David Lyon is Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and Professor of Sociology and Law at Queen’s University. Dr. Lyon is credited with spearheading the field of “surveillance studies,” and he has produced a steady stream of books and articles on the subject. His most recent book, The Culture of Surveillance: Watching as a Way of Life, looks at the imaginaries and practices of everyday surveillance. Dr. Lyon is also the Principal Investigator of the “Big Data Surveillance” project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This study examines the relationship between big data and surveillance in security, marketing and governance. Dr. David Murakami Wood is the Canada Research Chair in Surveillance Studies at Queen’s. He is a widely published specialist in the sociology and geography of surveillance and security in cities from a global comparative perspective, with a particular focus on Japan, Brazil, Canada and the UK. His current research focuses on security and surveillance in Continue Reading

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Gabor Fichtinger & Caitlin Yeo

Gabor Fichtinger, Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Computer-Integrated Surgery, School of Computing Caitlin Yeo, Chief Resident in General Surgery, School of Medicine Flying Blindly vs. GPS Navigation in Surgical Procedures Dr. Gabor Fichtinger is the Canada Research Chair in Computer-Assisted Surgery and a Professor in the School of Computing at Queen’s. His research focuses on computer-assisted surgery and interventions, specifically on integrating and translating medical imaging, image computing, scientific visualization, surgical planning and navigation, robotics, and biosensors into clinical use. He also specializes in minimally invasive percutaneous interventions performed under image guidance, with primary applications in the detection and treatment of cancer. He has an active lab filled with many undergraduate and graduate student researchers, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Caitlin Yeo is the incoming Chief Resident in Surgery, and a past Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Lab for Percutaneous Surgery under the supervision of Dr. Fichtinger. She has been a Resident in General Surgery at Queen’s since 2013, and she completed her Master’s of Medical Education at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Dr. Yeo collaborates closely with the PerkLab and other members of the School of Computing and Continue Reading

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