Arrell Food Institute Scholar Featured by CTV, CBC News

An Arrell Food Institute scholar grabbed recent media attention with stories by CTV News and CBC News on her work aimed at transforming Canada’s beef industry. Master’s student Nasrin Husseini discussed her research focused on combatting beef cattle ailments, such as bovine respiratory disease, which costs North American beef producers more than $700 million a year. …

Squirrel Research Featured in Popular Science

A new study by David Fisher, a post-doctoral researcher, and integrative biology professor Andrew McAdam was featured in Popular Science  July 13. The researchers discovered that squirrels born earlier in the year have better survival rates—probably because they have their pick of new real estate. The study is among the first to show multilevel natural …

Expert on Author of Anne of Green Gables Discusses Recently Published Journals

Mary Rubio, professor emerita in the School of English and Theatre Studies, was interviewed about the journals of  L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Rubio spoke with CBC Radio – Kitchener and Ontario Morning July 10 to discuss the just-published journals. She said readers will learn that Montgomery faced a number of personal, professional …

Swimming Lessons May Not Keep Kids Safe in Water: Psychology Prof

Prof. Barbara Morrongiello, Psychology, was interviewed by CBC News July 4, Global News June 27 and CTV News June 28. She discussed what parents and caregivers should know about keeping young children safe while swimming. Morrongiello said parents often overestimate children’s ability when they are taking swimming lessons, and that tragedies can happen in seconds. She …

Multiculturalism Focus of Political Science Prof’s Interview With Chatelaine

Prof. David MacDonald, Political Science, was interviewed by Chatelaine June 29 about multiculturalism, including how second- and third-generation Canadians view Canadian society and whether they see themselves reflected in areas such as politics and policing. MacDonald said many of these individuals, who are often visible minorities, feel the state fails to reflect Canada’s growing diversity. He …

Lyme Disease Lab Hits Headlines

A $1.4-million gift to the University of Guelph to set up a lab for improving diagnostic testing and treatment of Lyme disease received national media attention this week with stories appearing in the Toronto Star, CityNews, CTV and CBC. The grant was given by the non-profit G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Disease, created in memory …

Researchers Grab International Headlines

Engineering professor Suresh Neethirajan and PhD student Abdulmonem Murayyan‘s research revealing that red onions are most effective at killing cancer cells garnered international media attention this week with stories in MSN, CBC News, The Daily Mail, The Times of India and HuffPost United Kingdom. In the first-ever study, the two researchers examined how effective Ontario-grown onions are …

Globe and Mail Features Prof’s Opinion Piece

Integrative biology professor Robert Hanner‘s opinon piece on fish fraud was featured recently in The Globe and Mail for World Oceans Day. Hanner, associate director of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, discussed the prevalence of fish fraud, or product mislabelling and adulteration, in Canada. He said fish fraud is destroying our oceans because it is driven …