Evan Fraser

Faculty, Staff In the News

Prof. Nigel Raine, Environmental Sciences, was interviewed by CBC News March 16, and March 14 by the Canadian Press, Yahoo News and the Daily Mirror. Raine discussed a study he co-authored on how pesticides affect bumblebees’ ability to forage for pollen. Raine studies pollination and crops, bees and pesticides. Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing and Consumer …

Profs in the News

Food science professor Keith Warriner appeared on the popular CBC morning radio program The Current Feb. 9 and on Global News Feb. 10. On the Current, he took part in a discussion on food-borne illness involving vegetables. The Current is CBC’s most listened-to radio program. On Global News, Warriner discussed how moisture affects rotting of food. A food safety researcher and …

Faculty, Student Make Headlines

In an op-ed column in the Globe and Mail on Dec. 29, Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing and Consumer Studies, and Prof. Ralph Martin, Plant Agriculture, discussed the benefits of pulses, including vegetables such as dried peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. Canada is a leader in growing pulses. Their column said pulses have strong nutritional attributes but …

Profs, Student in the News

Prof. Evan Fraser, Geography, and student Samantha Pascoal wrote an op-ed column in the Toronto Star on Sept. 23. In the column, Fraser and Pascoal discussed food insecurity in Canada, and noted that poverty, crop diversity and federal trade agreements have all had an impact on food security. Fraser has created the website feedingninebillion.com, which …

Researcher, Profs Make Headlines

Prof. Evie Adomait, Department of Economics and Finance, was featured in the Globe and Mail on Sept. 18, providing insight into the Canadian federal election. Adomait will critique the performance of the party leaders in the Globe and Mail/Google-organized debate and will be featured in weekend editions of the newspaper. She will also take part …

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 …

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 …