beer

Seminar Series Helps Beer Lovers Get Ahead

If you’re about to crack open a cold one on a hot summer day, don’t be afraid to try a new brew, says certified beer expert Mallorie Edward. She will teach a series of beer seminars starting in October through the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management (HFTM). Beer is the most popular alcoholic …

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Vets Can Help Pets Stress Less

Going to the vet is often a stressful experience for pets and their owners, but there are techniques vets can use to help calm nervous animals, says Prof. Lee Niel, Col. K.L. Campbell Chair in Companion Animal Welfare in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Niel’s research studies the efficacy …

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Consumer Demand Hatches Poultry Nutrition Research

A growing number of farmers, grocery stores and restaurants are offering antibiotic-free poultry in response to consumer demand for more naturally-raised meat. Animal biosciences professor Elijah Kiarie, who holds the McIntosh Family Professorship in Poultry Nutrition, is looking at ways to raise healthier poultry by improving their diets and reducing the use of antibiotics. Feed …

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Aboriginal Community Beats the Odds

From an aboriginal community in northern Ontario comes a refreshing perspective on a far too common story: “Many coastal communities in the James Bay region have significantly high rates of mental illness, including substance abuse, depression and suicide,” says Prof. David Danto, psychology program head at the University of Guelph-Humber. “But one stands out by virtue …

Research Aims to Protect World’s Oceans

Near her childhood home in St. Catharines, Ont., the closest Noella Gray got to the sea was watching lakers moving through the Welland Canal. Maybe it was the occasional childhood vacations at her grandparents’ home in New Brunswick that stirred deeper waters in her. Today as a U of G geography professor, Gray is no …

Digital Haptic Lab Partners with Ontario Veterinary College for Difficult Surgery

Story by Anna Wassermann, a U of G student writer with SPARK (Students Promoting Awareness Research and Knowledge) At the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), advanced surgical procedures for removing tumours are getting companion animals back on their paws. But sometimes tumours present themselves in odd and inaccessible locations, and innovative techniques are needed to locate …

Protect Against Sun, Skin Cancer Risk, Prof Says

Few things make Prof. Jennifer McWhirter cringe more than seeing people acting lackadaisical about the danger of skin cancer. McWhirter, Department of Population Medicine, is a member of the Ontario Sun Safety Working Group and studies beauty ideals, tanning, health communication and ways to prevent skin cancer. This is National Sun Awareness Week, and national …

Research Aims to Reduce Iodine Levels in Milk

Iodine is a little known essential nutrient: we all need some to be healthy, but not too much. Iodized table salt currently provides most of the daily requirement, but cow’s milk is another important source. That’s especially true as people reduce their salt intake for health reasons, says population medicine professor David Kelton. Too much …