Dana McCauley

U of G Food Trends Expert on How the Pandemic Will Change Food Service

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had devastating effects on the restaurant industry, and a University of Guelph food and agri-business forecaster expects many more changes still to come. As the director of new venture creation in U of G’s Research Innovation Office, Dana McCauley helps agri-food researchers transform their ideas into commercial ventures. She is a …

U of G Immunologist Has Concerns Over COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates

Two drug makers recently announced promising interim results for two COVID-19 vaccine candidates, but a University of Guelph viral immunologist says he has reservations. Prof. Byram Bridle studies oncolytic viruses (viruses that target cancer cells) in U of G’s Department of Pathobiology. He recently received provincial research funding to adapt the technology to develop a …

Family Relations Professor Offers Tips on Managing Screen Time During the Pandemic

Many Canadian parents worry that their kids spend far more time online than experts recommend, but are those limits reasonable — particularly as public health recommendations advise us to stay home as much as possible during the pandemic? Prof. Jess Haines, from the University of Guelph’s Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, is co-director …

Prof. Tami Martino

Circadian Medicine Researcher Speaks With CBC Radio

Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, spoke to The Morning Edition on CBC Radio Kitchener-Waterloo about her new research that found that our gut microbiome is important for how we heal from a heart attack. The research found that the gut microbiome composition in mice follows a day-night circadian rhythm. They also found restoring …

TVO Consults U of G Vertical Farming Experts

Profs. Youbin Zheng and Mike Dixon with U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences spoke to TVO about the growing interest in vertical farming in Ontario. Zheng noted that in Ontario, growing vegetables in a field means a shot growing season but growing indoors with vertical farming can extend that growing season to year round. …