The Guardian Speaks With U of G Political Image Expert

Prof. Tamara Small, from the Department of Political Science, appeared in a Guardian article about Justin Trudeau’s public image four years after his election as prime minster. Small noted how Trudeau mounted an aggressive social media campaign ahead of the 2015 election to promote his campaign based on the values of the just society relying …

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Nutrigenomics Expert Discusses Personalized Health Advice With The Scientist

Prof. David Mutch, a nutritional biochemist in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science, was interviewed by The Scientist magazine about whether nutritional services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice are scientifically sound. Several new companies have emerged promising personalized nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle recommendations based on DNA tests, blood biomarker tests, and questionnaires. …

Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe

CTV News Speaks with U of G Expert on Cancer And The Microbiome

Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe, from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, offered her thoughts to CTV National News  over the weekend about new research that uses fecal transplants to boost melonama treatment success. She said she thought the idea that the microbiome can be used to help “fine-tune” cancer treatments designed to modulate the immune …

U of G Profs Contribute Commentary on ‘Carding’ to Toronto Star

Profs. Dennis Baker and Troy Riddell contributed an op-ed piece to the Toronto Star, along with U of G Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy Masters student Danielle McNabb, that examines how well Ontario police forces are following new rules aimed at monitoring the police practice of “carding.” “Carding” refers to the practice of randomly stopping individuals and …

OVC Vet Talks Pets And Pot Overdoses With CBC

Prof. Shane Bateman, a critical care specialist at U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College, spoke to CBC Kitchener-Waterloo about the problem of pets accidentally ingesting cannabis and developing THC toxicity. Bateman said it’s hard to know how many cases of cannabis poisoning there have been in Canadian pets since marijuana was legalized, as it’s still …

Arrell Food Institute Director Speaks With BBC World

Prof. Evan Fraser, the director of U of G’s Arrell Food Institute, spoke to the BBC’s World Business Report about how to increase global food production in a sustainable was. Fraser was offering his thoughts in reaction to a report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warned that the world must halt damage …

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U of G Prof Discusses One Health Approach to Water Safety

Prof. Amy Greer, from the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, appeared on the Global News’ podcast The Super Awesome Science Show, to discuss water safety. Greer, a Canada Research Chair in Population Disease Modelling, talked about the One Health approach to clean water management, in which human, animal and environmental activity are all factored …

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Food Safety Expert Offers CTV News Kitchen Hygiene Tips

University of Guelph food safety expert Prof. Keith Warriner offered his thoughts to CTVNews.ca about the best way to hand wash dishes, given research that suggests there are more dangerous bacteria in the average kitchen sink than there are in the bathroom. Warriner offered tips for washing dishes using hot water and bleach and letting the dishes air dry …

U of G Weed Science Expert Offers Insight to CBC Business

Prof. François Tardif, a weed science specialist in U of G’s Department of Plant Agriculture, offered his thoughts to CBC Business about a new machine that promises to destroy weeds with a spray of hot steam,. The X-Steam-inator was unveiled recently at farm shows in Saskatchewan and is being touted as a way to combat herbicide-resistant …

Food Day Canada Expert Available

Food Day Canada, a day to celebrate Canadian-grown food with all-Canadian meals, is this Saturday, Aug. 3. University of Guelph food laureate Anita Stewart, who founded the annual event 16 years ago, is available to discuss why a day to raise awareness about Canadian farmers, growers and chefs is still as relevant today as it was …