Profs in the News

Prof. Timothy Dewhirst, Marketing and Consumer Studies, wrote an op-ed column published in the Globe and Mail – Report on Business on Sept. 8. The column looks at the branding issues facing the Washington Redskins, with much controversy surrounding the team name, seen by some as an insult to Native Americans. The article examines past …

Researcher, Profs Make Headlines

Prof. Barbara Morongiello, Psychology, was interviewed by CBC News on Sept. 3. In the story, Morongiello discussed her research into preventing injuries to children walking across streets. Morongiello and the researchers in her lab have developed a virtual reality system that allows them to study the behaviour and attitudes of children at street crossings. Her …

Grad Student Gets LGBTQA Leadership Award

A University of Guelph graduate student will share the stage with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne next month when he accepts a leadership award for his work supporting Canada’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) community. Thomas Sasso, a PhD student and co-founder of U of G’s Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab, this …

Profs In the News

Prof. Karyn Freedman, Philosophy, was quoted in a story in the Globe and Mail Aug. 6 on the personal cost of sexual assault. She was also featured in two articles in the current issue of University Affairs. One article focusses on how her award-winning book One Hour in Paris, fills a gap in trauma studies. The second …

Profs, Researcher Making Headlines

Prof. Ross McKitrick, Economics, was the co-author of an op-ed column in the Financial Post on July 10. In the column, McKitrick discussed energy rates for Ontario businesses and their potential negative impact on jobs. McKitrick studies environmental economics and Ontario energy policy. Prof. Lee Niel, Population Medicine, was interviewed by CTV News on July …

OVC Prof to be on Quirks and Quarks, Profs and Grads Make Headlines

Prof. Lee Niel, Population Medicine, is appearing as a guest of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks Question Roadshow on June 4 at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. She will be discussing the chemical reactions of dogs as part of the show, which takes questions from listeners and asks scientists for the answers. Niel studies companion animal behaviour and behavioural …

Profs, Chefs, Research In the News

Prof. Nigel Raine was featured on National Public Radio May 20, commenting on the action plan of the Obama administration to reverse the decline of honeybees in the United States. The plan calls for, among other things, restoring millions of acres of bee-friendly habitat lost to development and farming. Raine, an environmental sciences professor who studies pollination ecology, …

Profs, Researcher Make Headlines

Profs. Dennis Baker and Troy Riddell, Political Science, co-wrote an op-ed column in the National Post on May 4. In the column, the authors discuss the concept of mandatory minimum prison terms, and suggest an alternative method of sentencing. Baker studies criminal justice and constitutional law. Riddell studies Canadian public policy and governance, with a …

Guelph Profs, Food Laureate In The News

Prof. Doug Goff, Food Science, was interviewed by CBC Radio’s The Current on April 21. Goff was discussing the claims made by one author that milk and all dairy products are an unnecessary part of the human diet. Goff studies dairy nutrition, and is currently conducting research on the effects of milk in a healthy …

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 …