Public Deliberation Study Offers Potential for Higher Vaccination Rates

A new project by University of Guelph researchers looking at how to encourage public discussion of vaccination may also lead to higher vaccination rates, says the lead researcher. The study will examine how best to engage people, including parents, in public deliberation about controversial topics, utilizing vaccination as a case model, said psychology professor Kieran …

U of G Scientist Awarded $2-Million NSERC Chair

A University of Guelph food scientist working to make dairy products more sustainable by better controlling microbes has received a prestigious multimillion-dollar federal research chair. Gisèle LaPointe has been named the NSERC/DFO (Dairy Farmers of Ontario) Industrial Research Chair in Dairy Microbiology. Among the most esteemed grants awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research …

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 …

Captivity in Infamous Tehran Prison to Be Topic of 2017 Winegard Lecture Feb. 7

A Canadian professor will discuss her 2016 detainment in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison during this year’s Winegard Visiting Lectureship on International Development. Homa Hoodfar will lecture on “Politics, Sexuality and the Right to Critical Thinking: My Time in Evin Prison” Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Rozanski Hall, Room 103. The event is free …

Prof Academic Lead for New Artificial Intelligence Research Hub

A University of Guelph professor is part of an artificial intelligence (AI) “start-up factory” that recently received more than $5 million in support from some of Canada’s largest corporations. Graham Taylor, School of Engineering, is the academic director for NextAI, which aims to make Canada a global hub for research and innovation in AI, leveraging …

U of G Marks Black History Month

Black History Month will take place in February at the University of Guelph. The events are organized by the Guelph Black Students Association, the Student Help and Advocacy Centre, and Student Life. Activities will take place on and off campus, including musical performances, a food tasting, movie screenings and discussions. All are free except for the food …

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 Issues Statement in Response to U.S. Executive Order

The University of Guelph joins Universities Canada in expressing concern about the new executive order issued by U.S. President Donald Trump  preventing individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days. “We stand with universities across Canada in expressing our deep concern about the new executive order and its impact on …