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Experts Alert: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The University of Guelph has several experts available to comment on topics related to the event.   Prof. Samantha Brennan – Women in Sports and Fitness …

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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 …

Political Science Chair Speaks to Globe and Mail on Judicial Appointments

Prof. Troy Riddell, chair of the Department of Political Science, spoke to The Globe and Mail for an article about allegations of Liberal involvement in judicial appointments. Riddell commented that wide partisan input is not unusual in appointment decisions, but it is important to know what percentage of recommended appointments are actually selected. He has long …

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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 …