Fear May Play a Role in Animal Extinction, Study Reveals

Fear alone may be enough to cause vulnerable species to go extinct, according to a new University of Guelph study. Prof. Ryan Norris has discovered that the mere smell of a predator affects the reproductive success of fruit flies. “This finding sheds light on the role fear plays in animal extinction,” said Norris, an integrative …

Exhibit Explores Nationhood, Canada’s Indigeneity

Beginning this fall, the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) will explore nationhood and Canada’s Indigeneity with an exhibition funded by nearly $200,000 from the federal government. “150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact” will draw on the gallery’s collection and work by contemporary Indigenous artists to tell Indigenous stories through paintings, sculpture, drawings, textiles, installations and multimedia, …

Bugging Out: How We’ll Feed Ourselves in 2167

By Evan Fraser Editor’s note:  This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada. 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Confederation. While the anniversary is a chance to reflect on the past,  The Conversation Canada asked academic authors to look down the road a further 150 years. U of G geography professor Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute at …

U of G Prof Leading Expert on Canada Day

Few, if any, people know more about Canada Day than U of G professor Matthew Hayday. The history professor has written numerous research papers, articles, book chapters and columns on the topic. He has spoken about the July 1 celebration in talks across the country, and co-edited a book about Canada’s national days and holidays …