Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at provincial legislature

A SLAPP in The Face: Democracy Suffers When Politicians Go to Court

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada and was picked up by Maclean’s. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, seen here at the provincial legislature in January, is among politicians who have threatened to sue political foes.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn Donald Trump’s reaction to last month’s publication of Michael Wolf’s book, Fire and Fury, was to …

$5-Million Gift from Barrett Family Foundation Supports Sustainable Food Engineering

The University of Guelph has created Canada’s first academic chair in sustainable food engineering, backed by a $5-million gift from the Barrett Family Foundation. The chair is intended to develop innovative ways to improve food processing and production. “Feeding the world’s growing population, safely and sustainably, is one of the greatest global challenges of today,” …

U.S. Military Among Patriotic Brands Clashing at Super Bowl

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Toronto Star. The NFL’s premier event coincidentally features Patriots battling Eagles, the national symbol, but it has been revealed recently that the armed forces pageantry that is now part of the game was paid for by the U.S. Department of Defense. Super Bowl XLII on Sunday between New …

Mammals Move Less in Human-Modified Landscapes: Study

Most mammals are on the move every day searching for food, finding a mate or seeking shelter. But mammals in human-modified landscapes move much shorter distances on average than in more natural areas – a finding that could have far-reaching consequences for ecosystems and society, according to a new international study co-authored by University of …

Vaccarino Reappointed U of G President

  Franco Vaccarino has been reappointed as president of the University of Guelph. Following a unanimous recommendation by a presidential review committee, the University’s Board of Governors made the decision this week, extending Vaccarino’s tenure until June 2024. “President Vaccarino’s first term has been filled with many successes,” said Kevin Golding, B of G chair. …

several baskets of nectarines

U of G Develops Natural Formula to Prolong Shelf Life of Produce

University of Guelph scientists have piggybacked on nature’s way to delay fruit ripening by inventing a preservative that increases shelf life and reduces produce spoilage. Their research, published recently in two academic journals, may hold out huge economic benefits, especially in developing countries that depend on fruit production, said Gopinadhan Paliyath, a professor in U …