Political Science Profs Join Maclean’s Roundtable on Supreme Court Appointments

The federal government will reform the process of appointing Supreme Court judges, an announcement that’s stirring debate throughout the legal field. University of Guelph professors Troy Riddell and Dennis Baker, both in the Department of Political Science, comprised half of a four-person roundtable in Maclean’s magazine on the potential pros and cons of Ottawa’s more transparent approach …

Prof Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on Caffeine-Enhancing Athletic Performance

Research shows that caffeine boosts athletic performance, and according to Prof. Lawrence Spriet, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS), it can be an enhancer with low potential for side effects. Spriet commented on the use of caffeine as a performance enhancer for elite athletes in a Wall Street Journal story. Spriet, HHNS chair, co-authored Caffeine for Sports …

OVC Prof Talks Ticks on TVO

Pathobiology professor Andrew Peregrine and master’s student Christine James are featured in a TVO video on Ontario’s growing tick population. It’s part of a series, “Climate Watch Shorts,” on the effects of climate change hosted by TVO’s Nam Kiwanuka. Peregrine teaches clinical parasitology — the diagnosis and management of parasite infections in domestic species – …

Provost Making Headlines

Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic), was quoted in a Canadian Press story on vehicle sales today that was picked up by the Toronto Star, CTV and other news outlets across Canada. Yates attributes recent record-setting car and truck sales to lower interest rates, and says Canadians’ relationship to the outdoors may explain the spike in …

Allergen Detector Makes Headlines

An allergen detector developed at the University of Guelph was featured in a CTV News story June 29 and a CBC News story July 4. The detector, made by researchers at the BioNano Laboratory, was also profiled in a Waterloo Record story July 3. Prof. Suresh Neethirajan was interviewed for the stories, which look at …