U of G Controlled Environment Expert on CBC News

Environmental sciences professor Mike Dixon, director of U of G’s Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, lent his expertise to a recent CBC News story. The article discussed growing food using technology developed at U of G and how the technology can eliminate toxins such as E. coli. Dixon is a world expert in growing plants …

U of G Business Students Raise Funds for Guelph Food Bank

Prof. Jamie Gruman’s students helped raise $1,300 for the Guelph Food Bank as part of their coursework in Gruman’s managerial and leadership class. The GuelphMercuryTribune.com published a story about Gruman’s class on Dec. 10. The third-year students developed fundraising ideas for the food bank in order to expand their practical leadership skills. Each semester, Gruman’s students …

U of G Plant Toxin Expert Talks to TVO

U of G Prof. Art Schaafsma discusses an outbreak of vomitoxin in a recent TVO news report. The plant toxin, which causes vomiting, has been widespread in southwestern Ontario cornfields this fall, impacting the bottom-line of hundreds of farmers. Schaafsma, a plant agriculture professor at the University’s Ridgetown Campus, said farmers with highly contaminated crops …

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Science Features U of G Innovation

U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) was featured in a November Science article about new research in composite materials. Included in the article was a paper about composites from renewable and sustainable resources written by U of G professors Amar Mohanty, Department of Plant Agriculture, and Manjusri Misra, Department of Engineering, along with colleagues …

FLARE Celebrates U of G Prof

Prof. Myrna Dawson is featured in a Dec. 6 FLARE magazine article highlighting Canadians who are fighting gender-based violence. The article explains how Dawson, director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence at U of G, has been documenting femicide in Ontario for the past 25 years. It also talked …

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Prof Talks Tipping in National Post

Prof. Bruce McAdams was interviewed for a Nov. 29 National Post article about tipping in Canada’s service industry. A professor in School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, McAdams has studied and published data on tipping practices in Canada and how it impacts the restaurant industry. He told the National Post that when tips are accounted for, …

Provost Discusses GM Plant Closure in International Media

Following the announcement of the closure of the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic) at U of G, has been offering expert commentary in the national news media. She’s been interviewed by Public Radio International’s The World, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Global News, CBC News business, CBC’s Ontario Morning, CBC News Network, CTV Your …

Prof Talks Turkey Breeding in The Atlantic

Prof. Christine Baes was interviewed in The Atlantic about new technologies for growing larger turkeys faster. A professor in U of G’s Department of Animal Biosciences, Baes discussed the benefits and drawbacks of new breeding technologies. She discussed economic and environmental impacts as well as how new technologies could impact birds from an animal welfare standpoint. …