Lyme Disease Lab Hits Headlines

A $1.4-million gift to the University of Guelph to set up a lab for improving diagnostic testing and treatment of Lyme disease received national media attention this week with stories appearing in the Toronto Star, CityNews, CTV and CBC. The grant was given by the non-profit G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Disease, created in memory …

Researchers Grab International Headlines

Engineering professor Suresh Neethirajan and PhD student Abdulmonem Murayyan‘s research revealing that red onions are most effective at killing cancer cells garnered international media attention this week with stories in MSN, CBC News, The Daily Mail, The Times of India and HuffPost United Kingdom. In the first-ever study, the two researchers examined how effective Ontario-grown onions are …

Globe and Mail Features Prof’s Opinion Piece

Integrative biology professor Robert Hanner‘s opinon piece on fish fraud was featured recently in The Globe and Mail for World Oceans Day. Hanner, associate director of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, discussed the prevalence of fish fraud, or product mislabelling and adulteration, in Canada. He said fish fraud is destroying our oceans because it is driven …

Sport Physiology Expert Discusses Female Injury Rates with Reuters

Prof. Lawrence Spriet, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was interviewed by Reuters May 29 for a story on injury rates among young female athletes. He discussed other researchers’ recent findings that injury rates among these athletes may be significantly under-reported. Spriet said training for young female athletes has become more tailored, which may help prevent …

OVC Prof Shauna Blois on CBC Radio

Ontario Veterinary College professor Shauna Blois was featured on the popular CBC radio program Quirks & Quarks May 27. Blois took part in the “Quirks & Questions” segment, providing a scientific answer to a listener question about whether humans are the only animals with different blood types. During a two-minute interview, Blois, a professor in the …

Don’t Bug Out Over Eating Insects, Prof Tells CBC News

Emeritus professor David Waltner-Toews, Population Medicine, was interviewed by CBC News May 10 about his new book, Eat the Beetles, and the possible popularity of eating insects among North American consumers. Waltner-Toews, who first grew interested in the idea through work with Veterinarians Without Borders (Canada), said East Asian consumers eat insects as a protein source that …

Prof Tells CP About Potential, Challenges in Restaurant Surcharges to Fund Benefits

Prof. Michael von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed by the Canadian Press May 10 about the practice in some restaurants of adding a consumer surcharge to pay for employee benefits. The story ran in various Canadian media outlets, including CTV News, CityNews.ca and Metro News. Von Massow said the practice — including one …