Guelph Profs Make Headlines

Prof. Eric Lyons, Plant Agriculture, was interviewed by Sportsnet.ca on March 19 for an article on his efforts to develop a sustainable grass-growing system for the Toronto Blue Jays. Lyons, who studies turf production and athletic fields management, discussed the challenges involved with growing grass in an older stadium such as the Rogers Centre. Prof. …

OVC Prof to Be on CBC TV

An CBC The National news story featuring an Ontario Veterinary College professor who studies diseases that can jump between animals and humans has been rescheduled to March 18. Scott Weese will discuss his research on companion animal antimicrobial resistance and “superbugs” with CBC reporter Kelly Crowe. Weese will talk about the need for further regulations …

Elephant, ‘Junk DNA’ Research Making Headlines, Profs in the News

History professor Susan Nance is making headlines today, offering insight and commentary on The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus decision to phase out elephants – an iconic part of their shows for more than 100 years – by 2018. She was interviewed by The Atlantic and was a guest on National Public Radio’s morning news …

U of G In the News

Research by food scientists Prof. Alejandro Marangoni, Pere Ramel and Fernanda Peyronel was featured in the Feb. 27 Washington Post. The story was picked up by other media outlets, including the Toronto Star. Marangoni and his research team use X-rays and electron microscopes to better understand the microscopic building blocks of fats and how processing affects …

Profs Make Headlines

Prof. Steve Newmaster, Integrative Biology, was interviewed by the Toronto Star on Feb. 10 for a story on the controversy surrounding the health supplements industry. Newmaster, who made headlines in 2013 with his study that found numerous contaminants in herbal medications, discussed the importance of regulating supplement products. Prof. Eric Lyons, Plant Agriculture, was interviewed …

Profs Making Headlines

Prof. John Hacker-Wright, Philosophy, wrote an op-ed in the Toronto Star on Jan. 13. In the article, he says the terror attacks in France should be condemned, but also argues the cartoons that provoked the attacks should be defended while not being endorsed. Hacker-Wright studies ethics and the philosophy of action. Prof. David MacDonald, Political …

Live-Love! Book on Pets Featured on Canada A.M.

A book that looks at famous Canadians and their pets, written in support of OVC’s Pet Trust, was featured on CTV’s Canada A.M. today. Live-Love! Famous Canadians and the Pets They Love features pet stories by 30 notables, including Brian Williams, Chris Hadfield, Don Cherry, Bob Rae, Margaret Atwood, Rick Hansen and Valerie Pringle. Williams, …

OVC Cancer Research, Comet Landing, Profs Making Headlines

OVC Prof. Paul Woods is featured in the Nov. 13 Toronto Star talking about a new vaccine therapy developed by researchers at U of G’s Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation, where Woods is the co-director. Woods, a Clinical Studies professor, is also a veterinary cancer specialist at the Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer. OVC researchers have teamed …

Guelph Business Mentoring Program Makes Headlines

A University of Guelph mentoring program for students was the focus of a Globe and Mail article today. The article focused on the College of Business and Economics’ program that recruits alumni to mentor undergraduates. This fall, Guelph expects to match 40 to 50 top students with mentors who meet in-person and online at least …

Research, Profs Make Headlines

Research by Prof. Ross McKitrick, Economics, is making headlines this week. McKitrick was involved in a new report issued by the Fraser Institute Oct. 30 that suggests the province’s rising energy prices are the result of investments into wind and solar generation. Articles appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, National Post, and on  CTV News and Canoe online. Prof. Ruth Neustifter, Family Relations & …

Guelph Faculty Making Headlines

Guelph’s Centre for New Students was featured in a Globe and Mail story on Oct. 21. The story looks at how programs for new students are preparing them for the challenges of university. In the article, Nina Khalon, a staff member at the Centre, and Barry Townshend, former director of the Centre, are interviewed. They …

Guelph Profs, Grads In the News

Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing & Consumer Studies, wrote a column that appeared in the Globe and Mail on Oct. 13. Charlebois discussed changes in grocery stores, looking at the purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart by Loblaw, the impact of Walmart’s growth in the sale of groceries, online shopping, and the increasing popularity of farmers’ markets. …

Profs Making News

Prof. Dionne Brand, English and Theatre Studies, was interviewed by the Toronto Star on Sept. 25 for a story about her latest novel, Love Enough. Brand is an author and poet, who won a 2006 Toronto Book Award, as well as a Griffin Poetry Prize in 2012. Brand said in her stories, she tries to …

Guelph Profs Making Headlines

Prof. Matthew Hayday, History, was interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen on Sept. 18 for a story on talks being held by historians in Ottawa on Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday. Hayday said it is important to bring in varying perspectives from the public on historical issues. Hayday and about 40 other historians are preparing two books to be …

Guelph Researchers Making Headlines

Prof. Avis Devine, Real Estate Finance, was interviewed by the New York Times for a Sept. 8 article looking at real estate education in Canada. Devine, a former vice president at a bank in charge of real estate underwriting and evaluation, discussed how many business graduates are unfamiliar with real estate practices and terminology. She …

Virtual Reality Lab, Biodegradable Coffee Pods Make Headlines

Research on making streets safer for children was the focus of a Toronto Star article on Aug. 28. The story focused on the work of Prof. Barbara Morrongiello and PhD candidate Michael Corbett, who have designed a virtual reality lab to teach children how to cross streets safely. In Morrongiello’s Virtual Reality Child Pedestrian Studies …

Faculty, Guelph-Humber Make Headlines

Prof. Byron Sheldrick, Political Science, was interviewed by CBC Radio’s Labrador Morning on Aug. 21 about a proposal to change provincial boundaries. A town in Quebec, Blanc Sablon, is looking to become part of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sheldrick discussed the hurdles such a proposal would face. He noted that a municipality could not actually do …

Political Science Prof In the News, Faculty Making Headlines

Political science Prof. Troy Riddell made headlines on Aug. 12, with a piece he co-wrote for the Ottawa Citizen appearing in newspapers across the country. In the column, the authors discussed the need for judges to be more adequately monitored, and examined possible solutions. They were writing in response to an appeal court ruling in …

OVC in New York Times, Space Research, Profs Making Headlines

Prof. Elizabeth Stone, dean of the Ontario Veterinary College, is featured in the  New York Times  today. The article focuses on a book Stone wrote with Hilde Weisert, poet and co-founder of the Society for Veterinary Medicine and Literature. Their book, Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People, celebrates the relationships people have with animals. It’s an …

Faculty Making Headlines

University of Guelph faculty are making headlines this week for their research and expertise, ranging from bees and pesticides to ice cream to work and family. Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, College of Business and Economics, was interviewed by CBCNews.ca for a story on July 25 on how some people are incorporating more vegetables into their diets. …