Bee Study Featured in National Media

Prof. Nigel Raine‘s study showing neonictinoid pestsicides are threatening wild bees’ spring breeding was garnered national media attention. Stories on the School of Environmental Sciences professor’s research were featured in the Globe and Mail, Radio-Canada International and CBC News. The study is the first to link exposure to thiamethoxam, one of the most commonly used …

Prof Discusses History of Marijuana Legislation With CBC Radio

History professor Catherine Carstairs was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition May 2, and the interview was featured in a CBCNews.ca article. Canada first enacted marijuana legislation in 1923, likely in response to a growing number of American states banning the drug — despite little evidence of widespread marijuana use in Canada, Carstairs says. She believes …

Prof Interviewed by TVO about Future of Canadian Dairy Quota System

Prof. Alfons Weersink, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed on TVO April 28 about Canada’s dairy supply management system. The interview focused on potential impacts on farmers of abolishing Canada’s dairy quota system. The system imposes tariffs on dairy imports, permits Canadian farmers to produce a certain amount of milk each year and guarantees …

Food and Agricultural Economics Prof Discusses Donald Trump, Canadian Dairy Industry

The call by U.S. President Donald Trump to overturn Canada’s dairy supply quota system was the focus of a Globe and Mail interview April 22 and a Business News Network interview with Prof. Michael von Massow April 19. Von Massow was also interviewed by the Canadian Press the same day, generating news reports by CityNews.ca and the National Post, …

From Concept to Commercialization: Staff, Prof Discuss Process on Talk Local Guelph

The challenges of taking lab concepts to commercialization were the focus of a Talk Local Guelph interview April 4. The show will air several times this week. Physics professor John Dutcher, chemistry professor Mario Monteiro, and Catalyst Centre staff members David Hobson and Steve de Brabandere explained the complicated path to take an idea to market. …

Provost Discusses Increase in U.S. Applicants With The Agenda

Charlotte Yates, U of G provost and vice-president (academic), was interviewed as part of a panel discussion on The Agenda March 28. Yates joined host Steve Paikin, Deb Matthews, the province’s minister of advanced education and skills development, and representatives from other universities to discuss increased interest among American students in Ontario schools since Donald …

Prof’s Findings in Two Sex Surveys Featured Nationally

Prof. Robin Milhausen, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, was interviewed by a range of media March 30 for stories looking at two national surveys she conducted. The studies focused on whether or not middle-aged, single Canadians were practicing safe sex, and if condom use affected perceived pleasure. Milhausen spoke with the Toronto Star, Canadian Press and Radio-Canada …

Research Vice-President Discusses Federal Budget, Agri-Food Innovation with BNN

Potential growth in Canada’s agri-food industries resulting from the recent federal budget was the focus of a live interview with Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research), on the Business News Network’s Commodities show March 23. Campbell discussed plans by the Liberal government to encourage innovation in agriculture and food, and talked about how investing in research can lead …