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CBC Speaks with U of G Expert on Indigenous-Led Conservation

Prof. Faisal Moola, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, spoke to CBC North on efforts to reform Canadian conservation policies and practices to recognize the important knowledge of Indigenous peoples For years, Moola said, traditional Indigenous land use practices for maintaining healthy ecosystems have been dismissed or ignored by mainstream science, but that has begun …

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Infectious Disease Expert Discusses Fleas and Cat Scratch Fever

Prof. Scott Weese, Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, spoke to the Toronto Star about the illness known as “cat-scratch fever.” The condition, officially called Cat-Scratch Disease, is caused by bartonella bacteria, which are transmitted to humans via cat bites and occasionally cat scratches. The cats themselves contract the bacteria through flea bites. …

Vice Canada Consults U of G Vegetable Production Expert

How did a Quebec couple find a live frog inside their green pepper? That’s what Vice Canada wanted to know after hearing reports of the tiny frog found inside the hollow vegetable. So they consulted Prof. Barry Micaleff from U of G’s Department of Plant Agriculture for a possible explanation. Micaleff theorized that the frog …

Cross-Country Checkup Consults U of G Driving Expert

Prof. Lana Trick, Department of Psychology, appeared on CBC Radio’s Cross-Country Checkup over the weekend to discuss what can be done to eliminate pedestrian deaths. Trick runs U of G’s DRiVE Lab and studies  collision risk and the mechanisms of attention during driving. While many worry that cellphones have increased distracted driving, Trick said drivers …