This was one of the interviews that I did! (Picture courtesy Rachel L.)

Recently I had a paper of mine published in the journal Obesity Facts. I was thrilled – this was one of the papers from my MSc and it had finally found a home for itself, after being rejected from three separate journals. Friend of the blog Dr Arya Sharma heard about the study, and covered it in his blog.

And that’s where things got crazy.

Queen’s put out a press release that got picked up by the media, and so I spent the better part of last week doing interviews. Among the news outlets that I talked to were the CBC, Global News, The Globe and Mail, the National Post,, the Kingston Whig Standard and Yahoo News.

I also did radio interviews with several stations including The Motts (interview starts @ 23 minutes), The Scott Thompson Show on CHML Hamilton (Jan 24th 2012) and The Richard Brown Show on CKOM 650.

I just want to thank all the wonderful reporters who I talked to. They were really helpful and very insightful in what they asked. It was a new experience for me, and their patience was absolutely incredible. I’ll be posting some reflections next week on my dealings with the media – while it was an absolutely phenomenal experience and a huge honour, it was also terrifying and a little surreal.