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 …

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 …

New Study on Air Pollution, Coal Phase-Out Conducted by U of G Prof

A University of Guelph professor is co-author of a new report released today on air pollution and the phasing out of Ontario’s coal-fired power plants. Economics professor Ross McKitrick wrote the report for the Fraser Institute, a public policy think tank where he is a senior fellow. The study was covered by various Canadian news outlets and McKitrick …