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Prof. Steve Newmaster, Integrative Biology, was interviewed by the Toronto Star on Feb. 10 for a story on the controversy surrounding the health supplements industry. Newmaster, who made headlines in 2013 with his study that found numerous contaminants in herbal medications, discussed the importance of regulating supplement products.

Prof. Eric Lyons, Plant Agriculture, was interviewed by CBC Radio on Feb. 10 and was quoted in a National Post article on Feb. 9. Each story discussed the agreement between the University of Guelph and the Toronto Blue Jays to determine the feasibility of installing natural grass in the Rogers Centre. Lyons studies turf management, athletic fields and sod production.

Prof. Maya Goldenberg, Philosophy, was interviewed by the Toronto Star on Feb. 9 for an article on why a small minority of people are resistant to vaccinating their children. Goldenberg, who is writing a book on vaccination hesitancy, studies the philosophy of medicine and bioethics.

Prof. David MacDonald, Political Science, was interviewed in a National Post story on Feb. 9. In the story, MacDonald discusses the definition of the term genocide, in light of the UN saying neither Serbia nor Croatia committed genocide during their conflict in the 1990s. MacDonald studies international relations and ethnic politics.