CBC Consults U of G Expert on Giant Hornets

With reports that agricultural officials in Washington state and British Columbia are preparing for the possible return of so-called “murder hornets” this spring, Dr. Gard Otis, a professor emeritus in the School of Environmental Sciences, spoke to several CBC Radio stations across the country to discuss what the return of Asian giant hornets might mean. Listen …

U of G Researcher to Be Featured on NASA TV

University of Guelph environmental microbiologist Dr. Jackie Goordial will share her experiences of conducting research in extreme environments during a NASA TV program on astrobiology March 31. The program, “NASA Science Live: Modern-Day Explorers Search for Life Beyond Earth,” will air at 3 p.m. and will feature Goordial, a professor in U of G’s School of …

PBS Consults Bioplastics Engineering Professors

The long-running PBS science television program NOVA spoke to U of G engineering professors Drs. Amar Mohanty and Manjusri Misra for an article examining whether bioplastics could one day replace petroplastics. Mohanty, who is cross-appointed to the Department of Plant Agriculture, has pioneered the development of sustainable bio-based materials. He is director of U of …

Prof. Alejandro Marangoni

Food Scientist Appears on CBC’s Marketplace

Dr. Alejandro Marangoni, a professor in the Department of Food Science, appeared in a CBC Marketplace news item examining the so-called “buttergate” controversy in which some have alleged that butter has appeared harder and less spreadable in recent months. Marangoni helped test 17 butter samples for the news program to analyze the butters’ palmitic acid …

Femicide Research Makes Headlines

Several media outlets covered new research led by U of G research leadership chair Dr. Myrna Dawson the detailed the number of women and girls killed in Canada in 2020,  including The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Dawson spearheaded the development of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) which has …

Prof. Eric Nost

Toronto Star Highlights Research on Grocery Store Workers

A research project led by Dr. Eric Nost, a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics and PhD candidate Emily Duncan examining the experience of grocery store workers was featured in the Toronto Star. The researchers hope to learn more about how grocery story workers are faring and whether they feel safety measures …

Dr. Meghan McMurtry

Psychology Professor Discusses Vaccine Language in Globe and Mail

Dr. Meghan McMurtry, a professor in the Department of Psychology, co-authored a commentary for The Globe and Mail about the need for appropriate language when discussing vaccine uptake and hesitancy. Co-written with Prof. Anna Taddio from the University of Toronto’s FAculty of Pharmacy and Prof. Noni MacDonald from Dalhousie University’s Department of Pediatrics and IWK Health Centre, …

U of G Police Accountability Research Featured in Toronto Star

Dr. Kate Puddister, a professor in the Department of Political Science who researches police accountability, spoke to the Toronto Star about new research she co-authored on the prosecution of Ontario police officers. The new research, published in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, found that of nearly 150 charges the Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit …