Profs on CBC’s The Nature of Things Nov. 26

Profs. Ryan Norris and Andrew McAdam, Department of Integrative Biology, will be featured on the popular CBC program The Nature of Things  Sunday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. The two participated in a documentary hosted by David Suzuki that explores the secret lives of trees and creatures in the boreal forest. “What Trees Talk About” looks at …

Geography Prof in Los Angeles Times

An article co-authored by U of G geography Prof. Noella Gray was published in the Los Angeles Times Nov. 23. It discusses the importance of ensuring that large ocean parks matter for people as well as for sea life. It focuses on a recent study by Gray and her collaborators that aims to inform sound …

Prof Featured in Globe and Mail

Prof. Mike von Massow discusses online grocery services in the Globe and Mail, CTV, BNN and the Ottawa Business Journal. Metro Inc. is looking to expand its online grocery offerings to Ontario next year. The move followed an announcement last week by Loblaw Cos. Ltd. launching home delivery in Toronto and Vancouver. The professor in the Department …

Prof Featured in Globe and Mail

Prof. Jamie Burr is featured in a Globe and Mail story about blood flow restriction training. Wrapping an elastic band or cuff around a limb to partially block blood flow during a workout increases metabolic stress in your muscles without requiring any extra work. It ultimately allows you to stress your muscles without the wear …

Prof Featured in Toronto Star

In a recent Toronto Star story, Prof. Karen Landman discusses a new type of urban farming that involves growing food in 40-foot container systems located in the middle of cities. Developed at the University of Guelph, the modules, which are made of insulated composite steel panels, can grow food in any climate and are used …

Agri-Food Experts Appear in National Media

Two professors from U of G’s Department of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics department made national headlines this week. Profs. Al Weersink and Mike von Massow were featured in separate Canadian Press reports about the country’s supply management system in relation to current NAFTA talks. Weersink discussed how Canada’s system sets prices, protects farmers from …

Prof Featured on Global News

Prof. Bill Van Heyst appeared on Global News Oct. 17. He was asked to provide expert opinion on a new report about oil refineries and their effects on communities in Sarnia, Ont. Van Heyst, who is an expert in air quality, said allegations included in the report should be investigated. Van Heyst also researches agricultural air emissions …

CBE Prof Discusses ‘Sweet’ Advertising in Globe and Mail

Prof. Tirtha Dhar, Marketing and Consumer Studies, is quoted in an Oct. 16 Globe and Mail story. Health Canada is considering new regulations that would impose broader restrictions on food advertising targeting those under age 17, especially for unhealthful and “sweet” foods. Dhar has studied whether restricting advertising reduces indulgence in unhealthful foods. He said educating …

Guelph-Humber Prof Featured on Global News

Nikki Martyn, head of the early childhood studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber, was featured on Global News Oct. 11. The segment focused on Guelph-Humber’s new “learning lab,” which provides students with alternative approaches to teaching and learning, such as technology, content sharing and physical movement. Martyn, who joined Guelph-Humber in 2015, founded a …