Prof. Al Lauzon

TVO Consults U of G Rural Development Expert

Prof. Al Lauzon, with School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. Spoke to TVO.org for a web article about newcomers to Canada are reticent to move out of large urban centres to more rural communities. Lauzon explained that cities have more “social capital” than rural areas for immigrants. “Social capital is really about relationships,” he …

René Sahba Shahmohamadloo

PhD Candidate Pens Commentary for Science

René S. Shahmohamadloo, a Ph.D candidate in aquatic toxicology in U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences, penned a commentary for Science magazine in which he discussed mentorship in science. Shahmohamadloo wrote that he’s learned to refrain from intervening when watching his students making mistakes by forgetting his instructions or using instruments incorrectly. Instead, he’s …

Expert on Residential Schools Discusses Their Designation as Historic Sites

With the federal government announcing the designation of two former residential schools as national historic sites, the University of Guelph has an expert who can offer comment. Prof. David MacDonald, Department of Political Science, researches Indigenous politics in Canada, particularly Indian residential schools. In 2019, he published the book The Sleeping Giant Awakes: Genocide, Indian …