Guelph Researchers Making Headlines

Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Prof. Avis Devine, Real Estate Finance, was interviewed by the New York Times for a Sept. 8 article looking at real estate education in Canada. Devine, a former vice president at a bank in charge of real estate underwriting and evaluation, discussed how many business graduates are unfamiliar with real estate practices and terminology. She says having a real estate education opens up options to careers people may not have considered, including working in development, real estate law, appraisal, property management and real estate finance.

Morgan Jackson, an Environmental Biology doctoral student, was featured in The Atlantic  magazine Sept. 4. The article looked at how photos and videos, often shot by people who are not scientists, are changing naturalism. Jackson, an entomologist in U of G’s Insect Collection lab, says he has seen tweets that are the first and only published records of a particular species, and that scientists should use social media for information.

Prof. Ernesto Guzman, director of Guelph’s Honey Bee Research Centre, was quoted in a Sept. 3 Globe and Mail story on neonicotinoids and bees. The article discusses a lawsuit filed by Ontario beekeepers against two chemical companies. Guzman says that neonicotinoids play a role in bee mortality, but that they are not the only factor, with parasitic mites, viruses, cold winters and stresses from colonies being moved among farms also to blame.

Prof. Ross McKitrick, Economics & Finance, was featured in two international news articles about global warming recently; a Sept. 2 story in the Daily Mail and a Sept. 4 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. McKitrick, who studies environmental economics, says that his research indicates that the Earth’s temperatures have remained constant since 1995.