Marketing Professor Comments on Athletic Sponsorships

Dr. Timothy Dewhirst, a professor in U of G’s Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, contributed a commentary to the Toronto Star that examined the tensions that can arise between athletes and their corporate sponsors. Athletes often face ethical considerations about which brands they are comfortable being aligned with, he wrote. Dewhirst is a senior …

Crop Researcher Contributes Commentaries

Dr. Manish Raizada, a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, wrote a commentary for the  Toronto Star as well as another for the Ottawa Citizen about the importance of students getting vaccinated before returning to university and college campuses this fall. He also discussed the continued use of masks to reduce the spread of …

Ecologist Offers Toronto Star Commentary on Insecticide

Dr. Ryan Norris, an ecologist and professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, co-wrote a commentary for the Toronto Star Opinion section on the use of the BTK (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki ) insecticide  to combat the LDD moth (formerly known as the “European gypsy moth.”) From backyards to parks, the caterpillars of the moths …

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Food Scientist Discusses Buffet Safety With CTV News

Food scientist Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, spoke to CTV Kitchener, about how buffet-style restaurants can re-open safely. Emphasizing that there’s no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-10 can be spread through food, Goodridge said he would emphasize social distancing at the restaurants. He also said people shouldn’t be too concerned about contracting COVID-19 by touching …

U of G Expert Discusses History of Canada Day Controversies

The decision by a number of Canadian cities to cancel traditional Canada Day celebrations or move them to the virtual space is being welcomed by some and met with anger from others. But a University of Guelph history professor says controversy, contestation and Canada Day have long gone hand-in-hand – all the way back to the creation of the original holiday of Dominion Day in the late …