U of G Cybersecurity Expert Discusses Recent Ransomware Attacks

With Ireland’s health service the latest victim of a significant ransomware attack, and reports that Colonial Pipeline in the U.S. paid a ransom  to be released from a similar attack, a University of Guelph cybersecurity expert says it seems hat hackers are discovering that relatively unsophisticated attacks can be successful. Dr. Ali Dehghantanha is the …

Toronto Star Consults U of G Animal Nutrition Researcher

Dr. Anna Kate Shoveller, a professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences, spoke to the Toronto Star about whether pets needs customized foods based on “precision nutrition.” Shoveller said it would be great to see individualized nutrition for dogs and cats that would intersect with veterinary practice and be based on lab-work. She added that …

U of G Gambling Researcher Makes Headlines

Psychology professor Dr. Harvey Marmurek spoke to CTVNews.ca and CBC London’s Afternoon Drive about his recent research on the problem gambling risk of those who bet on sports lotteries. The study, published in the Journal of Gambling Studies and completed with master’s students Alysha Cooper and Katrina Olfert in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, …

Marketing Professor Pens Commentary on Targeted Marketing

Dr. Timothy Dewhirst, a professor in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, wrote a commentary for the Toronto Star about targeted marketing campaigns that fail to acknowledge pandemic restrictions. He noted that algorithms and machine learning are typically used to inform such marketing efforts, but marketers need to do a better job of adapting …

Indigenous Environmental Science Chair Makes Headlines

U of G’s new bachelor of Indigenous environmental science was featured in University Affairs magazine for an article examining how Indigenous researchers are working together with universities and non-Indigenous researchers to shape the future of environmental sciences. Dr. Jesse Popp, who recently joined U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences as OAC Chair in Indigenous …

Ecologist Pens Commentary on Grassy Narrows Mining Plans

U of G ecologist Dr. Faisal Moola, a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, co-wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the Toronto Star about plans to expand mining operations near Grassy Narrows First Nation. Moola, along with co-authors from the University of Victoria who research Indigenous-led conservation in Canada, explained why …