U of G Research on Squirrels Makes National Headlines

University of Guelph research on the nesting habits of squirrels has been featured on CBC North and on Yahoo News. U of G integrative biology researchers recently published a study on North American red squirrels that found that young squirrels that take over nests of male squirrels and “inherit” their leftover stored food fare better than those that take over …

U of G Research Centre Featured in Canadian Art Magazine

“Cripping the Arts,” a symposium co-organized by the University of Guelph’s Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice held in Toronto last month, was featured in Canadian Art Magazine. The symposium, which took place Jan. 24-26, took the definition of disability beyond the medical to the social experience to include those with chronic illness, mental difference, and anyone with a body …

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Scientific American Interviews U of G Prof on Houseflies, Disease Spread

Climate change could cause vast numbers of the world’s insect species to go extinct, but the common housefly could find itself thriving, says University of Guelph epidemiologist Amy Greer. In a new Scientific American podcast interview, Greer, an associate professor in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Population Medicine, explained that houseflies thrive in warmer weather. They become …

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‘Robo-Gut’ Innovator Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe, Molecular and Cellular Biology, is featured in a Smithsonian Magazine article about the possible link between the human microbiome and clinical depression. While Allen-Vercoe said more studies are required before scientists can perform a treatment trial, she believes  certain gut microbes may be candidates as psychobiotics or probiotics that target mental health. …

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Cancer Treatments in Dogs Could Help Humans, OVC Prof Tells CTV’s W5

Leading-edge cancer research and treatment under way at the University of Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) was highlighted in Saturday’s episode of CTV‘s W5. The segment is also available on YouTube. Program host Kevin Newman introduced the segment Medicine Unleashed by saying veterinarians increasingly play a key role in the search for a cancer cure. An …

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U of G Has Expert on New Minister of Rural Economic Development

Prof. Ryan Gibson, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, has his finger on the pulse of the new federal Minister of Rural Economic Development. This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Nova Scotia MP Bernadette Jordan as minister. Originally from rural Manitoba, Gibson conducts community-engaged research to study the sustainability of rural communities in a …