U of G Melatonin Research Making Headlines

New U of G research on melatonin supplements is making headlines. The study by PhD student Lauren Erland and plant scientist Prof. Praveen Saxena found that most melatonin supplements sold over the counter do not contain the amount of the hormone listed on the label, and about 25 per cent contain unlabelled serotonin. Media reports …

Artificial Intelligence Expert Interviewed on BNN’s The Disruptors

Engineering professor Graham Taylor was interviewed on The Disruptors on the Business News Network (BNN) Feb. 2. Taylor discussed how to help Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) industry to thrive. He said Canada is currently a leader, though there are challenges in keeping talented researchers in the country. In addition to studying artificial intelligence and machine …

Philosophy Professor Cited in Aeon Article on Vaccination Hesitancy

Prof. Maya Goldenberg, Philosophy, was cited in an article in the February issue of Aeon, a digital magazine. The story examined the ongoing debate regarding vaccines, and why some parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Goldenberg found that many parents understand vaccines are safe for the general public, but they have concerns about vaccinating their …

Nutritional Sciences Prof Tells Toronto Star Proposed Ad Regulations ‘No Magic Bullet’

Prof. David Ma, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was interviewed by the Toronto Star Feb. 1 about proposed regulations on food and drink  advertisements. The Canadian Heart and Stroke Federation is calling on the federal government to regulate food and beverage ads aimed at children and youth in an attempt to fight childhood obesity. Ma …

U of G Provost Discusses Possible Changes for Canadian Auto Sector with CBC, CTV

Charlotte Yates, U of G provost and vice-president (academic), was interviewed by CTV News Channel Jan. 28 and by CBC’s The National Jan. 24. Yates discussed the possible impact on Canada’s auto sector of Buy America policies proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump to protect the American manufacturing sector. Yates studies the auto industry, as …

Growing Food on Mars Possible, Prof Tells Toronto Star

School of Environmental Sciences professor Mike Dixon, director of the University of Guelph’s Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, was interviewed in a Toronto Star story Jan. 27 on growing food in space. The story examined how food is grown in various climates and locations on Earth, and looked at Dixon’s Tomatosphere project. His research team is also …