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Earth Day: U of G Has Experts

To recognize Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, U of G News highlights researchers working on protecting and preserving Earth. They are available for media interviews.    Prof. Merritt Turetsky, Department of Integrative Biology Climate Change and Wildfires An ecosystem ecologist, Prof. Merritt Turetsky investigates the impact of climate change on the Canadian landscape, including the …

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Prof Answers Viewer Question on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks

Prof. Youbin Zheng appeared on CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks on April 14. A professor in U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences, Zheng answered an audience question about whether we could make vegetable plants as hardy as daffodil plants to withstand cold and frost. Zheng talked about why some plants cannot tolerate freezing and why …

World Health Day: U of G Has Experts

To recognize World Health Day on April 7, U of G News has highlighted some professors whose research is helping to improve health for people around the world. They are available for media interviews.    HEALTHY URBAN SPACES Prof. Faisal Moola, Department of Geography Despite being a vast nation of mountains, forests and ice, Canada …

Prof. Jamie Gruman

Prof Appears in U.S. News Money Story

Prof. Jamie Gruman appeared in a Mar. 29 Money story in U.S. News talking about how boosting your happiness can improve your finances. A professor in the Department of Management, Gruman said that happy people tend to be more innovative and think more broadly about their financial options and investments. He studies well-being in the …

Prof. Samantha Brennan

Prof Talks Marijuana Marketing in National Post

Prof. Samantha Brennan appeared in a Mar. 31 National Post article about marketing of marijuana to women. Dean of U of G’s College of Arts, Brennan said that if marijuana retailers want to appeal to women, they’ll have to somehow link the product to healthy living and activities such as yoga or running. She said …

Prof. Linda Hunter

Prof Featured in Popular Science

Prof. Linda Parker was featured in a Mar. 27 Popular Science story about how she uses rats — which are unable to vomit — to study how to control nausea and vomiting in humans. A professor in the Department of Psychology, Parker said rats are a good model to study nausea because they easily become …

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Do Microwaves Kill Food’s Nutrients? U of G Prof Explains

Prof. Keith Warriner appeared in a Global News story Mar. 25 and on Yahoo News Mar. 26 talking about whether microwaving food destroys its nutrients. A professor in the Department of Food Science, Warriner said that microwaving is not the worst cooking method for losing nutrients, and that boiling or frying foods is worse. He explained how microwaves work …

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U of G Has an Expert on the Ontario Budget

Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa will deliver his 2018 budget Mar. 28 and has said that in order to invest more in hospitals, mental health, long-term care and child care, Ontario will run a deficit. Prof. Eveline Adomait, a professor in U of G ‘s Department of Economics and Finance, Adomait, quoted economist Milton Friedman — “There …