Profs In the News

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Prof. Karyn Freedman, Philosophy, was quoted in a story in the Globe and Mail Aug. 6 on the personal cost of sexual assault. She was also featured in two articles in the current issue of University Affairs. One article focusses on how her award-winning book One Hour in Paris, fills a gap in trauma studies. The second is a Q & A in which Freedman talks about her decision to write her personal story of rape and recovery. In the book, Freedman combines autobiographical events with philosophical, neuroscientific and psychological reflections around the themes of trauma, recovery and gender inequality. Earlier this year, she won the coveted British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

Prof. Doug Goff, Food Science, was featured on the popular CBC radio show The Current Aug. 6. The segment focusses on an author whose new book questions the importance of milk as a dietary staple, and Goff discusses the role milk and other dairy products play in nutrition and health. He has been studying dairy processing and technology for nearly three decades and teaches U of G’s acclaimed ice cream technology course, the only one of its kind in Canada.

Prof. Adronie Verbrugghe, holder of the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Endowed Chair in Canine and Feline Clinical Nutrition at OVC, is featured in the latest edition of Canadian Living. She takes part in a Q & A, answering questions ranging from how much to feed pets to animal allergies to how often to take a pet to the veterinarian. Verbrugghe studies feline nutrition and links to obesity and diabetes.

Profs. Evan Fraser and Sylvain Charlebois published an op-ed in the Aug. 6 Globe and Mail. Their article looks at rising food prices and the need to help consumers be more resilient to economic changes. Fraser, a geography professor, is the Canada Research Chair in global food security. He studies food price volatility and ways to reduce waste in global food systems. Charlebois, a Marketing and Consumer Studies professor who studies food economics, distribution and policy, was also in the news recently discussing the effects of  the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He appeared on CBC national radio and on Business News Network, and in the Ottawa Citizen and National Post Both Charlebois and Evans are part of U of G’s Food Institute.

Prof. Eric Lyons was interviewed by CBC radio in Kamloops Aug. 4, talking about pesticides and turfgrass. The region is considering expanding a pesticide ban to include sports fields. Lyons, a Plant Agriculture professor and an expert on turfgrass, is working with the Toronto Blue Jays on a project that involves growing a natural turfgrass field in the Rogers Centre.