History Prof in LA Times, Circus Elephant Research Highlighted

History professor Susan Nance was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times Jan. 16 for an article about the closure of the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show. Nance has written extensively about how circus elephants are managed. The circus said a 2015 decision to remove elephants from the show – a response …

Food Science Prof on CBC’s The National

 Food Science professor Keith Warriner was interviewed by CBC’s The National Jan. 13. He was asked to provide expert opinion about Wal-Mart Canada being charged under the Public Health Act with selling contaminated food during the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Warriner discussed how wildfire could contaminate food, and said that the Alberta Health Services was …

Prof’s Column on Team Teaching in University Affairs

Prof. Shoshanah Jacobs, Integrative Biology, wrote a column for University Affairs Jan. 11 about the challenges and benefits of co-teaching a course. She said better teaching results when instructors voluntarily work together and are committed to teamwork. Jacobs studies seabirds and has authored the book Antarctica: Discovering the Last Continent. She studies the effectiveness of approaches …

Emma Allen-Vercoe studies gut microbiota at the University of Guelph.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Prof’s Research Featured in University Affairs

Research by Molecular and Cellular Biology professor Emma Allen-Vercoe on the gut was featured in a University Affairs story Jan. 9. The article looked at research projects at universities across Canada examining the human gut and the role it plays in the development and regulation of diseases. Allen-Vercoe and her research team are working to “produce …

Tipping a Practice Likely to Change, FARE Prof Tells Canadian Press

Implications of restaurant tipping for employers and staff were discussed by Prof. Michael von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, in a Canadian Press interview Dec. 28. The story, which ran nationally, including for CTV News and the Toronto Star, examined how rising labour costs and decreasing profit margins affect tipping practices. As some restaurants …

SEDRD Prof Discusses Farmers, Internet Access on CTV’s Your Morning

Prof. Helen Hambly Odame, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, was interviewed on CTV’s Your Morning Dec. 21. Along with a representative of Grain Farmers of Ontario, she spoke about precision agriculture and rural connectivity, and the importance of high-speed Internet access for farmers. Hambly Odame studies agricultural innovation systems, high-speed Internet in rural …

DNA Barcoding Making Headlines

DNA barcoding and U of G integrative biology professor Paul Hebert were the focus of a story that aired on CBC’s Radio Canada International Dec. 20. Hebert was the first scientist to propose that a short DNA sequence be used to identify species. He called the system DNA barcoding, analogous to how retail products are …

Hops Library Featured in National Post

An initiative by the Department of Plant Agriculture to compile, save and efficiently distribute important Canadian hop varieties was featured in the National Post Dec. 15. Prof. Praveen Saxena said the team aims to create a genetic library to propagate on demand high-quality hops for brewing beer. Saxena and his colleagues will produce clones of cultivars …

OVC Cancer Research Making Headlines

Research at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer was the subject of a CTV story Dec. 15. The story featured work by Prof. Paul Woods, Clinical Studies, on osteocarsoma in dogs. Woods is helping to run a clinical trial with the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium. This …

Research on Healing After Heart Attack Featured in American Heart Association Journal

A research program led by biomedical sciences professor Tami Martino, director of the U of G Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations, was featured Dec. 7 in Circulation, a top cardiovascular disease-prevention journal produced by the American Heart Association. Martino’s research into the best time to give a recovery drug to patients was discussed in the report, …