Multi-Generational Living Arrangements Discussed by FRAN Prof

Prof. Andrea Breen, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, was interviewed for a column that appeared on and other publications May 24. The column by Marc and Craig Kielburger looked at the benefits of multi-generational families living together. Breen, who studies identity development, adolescence and early adulthood, discussed the benefits and challenges of this trend.

History Prof Discusses Hitchhiking with Toronto Star

Prof. Linda Mahood, History, was interviewed by the Toronto Star May 21. She discussed the history of hitchhiking and why it is no longer as popular as it was in the 1970s. Mahood is currently writing a book on hitchhiking in Canada. Her research focuses on 19th and 20th century British and Canadian history, and …

Profs Discuss Food Fraud on The Agenda

Profs. Bob Hanner, Integrative Biology, and Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing and Consumer Studies, were interviewed on TVO’s The Agenda May 17. They were discussing the growing practice of food fraud and what can be done about it. Hanner uses DNA barcoding to identify various species, and was involved in a 2013 study analyzing mislabeled seafood. Charlebois …

Herbarium Technician Interviewed by Toronto Star

Carole Ann Lacroix, assistant curator of the Ontario Agricultural College Herbarium, was interviewed in the Toronto Star May 12. Lacroix discussed the importance of removing weeds and the difficulty in differentiating between weeds and flowers. Lacroix completed her master’s in invasive plant biology, and is past president of the Field Botanists of Ontario.

HFTM Prof in the News

Prof. Michael von Massow, Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, was interviewed by CBC Radio’s The 180. He also wrote an op-ed in the Globe and Mail April 29. In the radio interview, he discussed the trend of some restaurants to end tipping. In the op-ed article, von Massow wrote about the move by the restaurant …

Profs Discuss Humanely Sourced Beef with Global News

Profs. John Prescott, Pathobiology, and Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing and Consumer Studies, were interviewed by Global News April 28 about a move by a Vancouver-based restaurant chain to use U.S. beef instead of Canadian sources. Prescott discussed misconceptions around antibiotics in beef, while Charlebois spoke about how companies are shifting supply to address marketing campaigns. Prescott …

Prof’s Soy Research In the News

Engineering professor Suresh Neethirajan is making headlines this week. His new study on how soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses was covered by CBC and United Press International. Neethirajan is the director of U of G’s BioNano Laboratory.