U of G Expertise on Swine Flu Makes National Headlines

University of Guelph Prof. Robert Friendship’s expertise on African swine fever was featured in a story on CTVNews.ca. The story looked at why various outbreaks of the viral disease in China and Eastern Europe is affecting bacon prices back here in Canada. Friendship explained how the outbreaks have occurred, why it’s leading to mass culls …

CBC Talks To U of G Waste Management Expert

Prof. Kate Parizeau, of the Department of Geography appeared in a CBC News Online Earth Day article about the ethics and quandaries of disposing of electronic waste. Parizeau explained that tracking how cellphones are disposed of once they are sent for recycling is difficult because of the long manufacturing chains in the electronics industry. Parizeau …

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U of G’s Earth Day Experts

To recognize Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the University of Guelph has the following researchers working on protecting and preserving animal, plant and insect species.  They are available for media interviews.    Laura Graham (species protection of elephants, rhinos, giraffes, polar bears, tigers) Adjunct professor, Animal Biosciences Email: lgraha01@uoguelph.ca Phone: 519-824-4120, Ext. 53786  Graham, who is in U of G’s Col. K.L. Campbell …

U of G Food Trends Expert Explains New Investments in Plant-Based Foods

Consumer appetites for vegetarian food are growing and big food companies are taking notice, says Dana McCauley, one of Canada’s leading food trends experts. Several food giants recently announced they are investing in plant-based protein products. McCauley, associate director of new venture creation at the University of Guelph’s Research Innovation Office, told BNN Bloomberg that …

U of G Provost Comments on Gender Wage Gap

University of Guelph provost and vice-president (academic) Charlotte Yates commented on a Global News Online story about why the gender pay gap remains alive and well in Canada and other advanced economies. Yates said one barrier to closing the pay gap is that biases continue to favour typically “masculine” qualities, such as aggression and assertiveness …

a photo of Kim Jo Bliss on her cattle farm

U of G Expert Can Discuss Hay Shortage

Kim Jo Bliss, who manages the University of Guelph’s research station in Emo, Ont., is available to discuss the ongoing hay shortage that is affecting farmers in Ontario as well as across the country. Farmers across Canada have been struggling to find hay to feed their livestock after summer droughts reduced the crop yield. The …