U of G Business Prof Discusses Pro Sports Changes

Norm O’Reilly, a professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, spoke with several news outlets about the push for many sports franchises to change their names that many have deemed racists or offensive. O’Reilly spoke with Global News Edmonton about the CFL team there that is reviewing the use of the word …

Toronto Star Speaks With U of G Police Accountability Expert

Prof. Kate Puddister, who researches police accountability with the Department of Political Science, spoke to the Toronto Star about the the probe that will soon begin into how Toronto police handled the case of Dafonte Miller, a Black man who lost his eye in a December, 2016, confrontation with two off-duty Toronto police offers. Puddister …

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Ecologist Discusses Urban Green Spaces with CBC News

Prof. Faisal Moola, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, spoke to CBC Toronto about how the pandemic is reminding many Torontonians about their lack of access to parks in the city’s downtown and low-income areas. Moola noted that access to green space helps to reduce stress, promote physical activity, and filter out air pollutants.” He …

U of G Vaccine Researcher Makes Headlines

Prof. Byram Bridle, with the Department of Pathobiology at U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College, appeared Sunday on Global TV’s The West Block with Mercedes Stephenson for a segment on whether hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine within the next year are misplaced. Bridle told the show that Canadians need to come to terms with how …

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U of G Expert Urges Need for ‘One Health’ Approach to Fighting COVID-19

A veterinary infectious disease researcher at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College believes focusing solely on how COVID-19 affects humans cannot effectively address the pandemic — or prevent future ones. Prof. Scott Weese says it’s become clear that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 doesn’t adhere to species boundaries. The virus began in animals and …

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: U of G Scholars

National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. To mark the day, the University of Guelph highlights faculty working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples or on research related to Indigenous topics. All are available …