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New York Times Seeks Input of U of G Sports Business Expert

Business professor Norm O’Reilly spoke to The New York Times about the Toronto Raptors’ decision to become the first NBA team to introduce team-branded hijabs. The move is considered an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures, with the team saying the athletic apparel was “inspired by those brave enough to change …

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U of G Expert Discusses Indigenous Voter Turnout

Prof. Brittany Luby of U of G’s Department of History spoke with Global News about what’s needed to ensure more Indigenous people can vote in the upcoming federal election. The article noted that Indigenous voter turnout spiked by 15 per cent in the 2015 election, with some First Nations communities running out of ballots. Luby commented …

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U of G History Prof Discusses Fluoridation Debate

Why is water fluoridation such a source of controversy for many people? That was the question U of G Prof. Catherine Carstairs of the Department of History was asked by Buzzfeed News in a new article about how legitimate research into the possible health effects of fluoridation is being thwarted by loud anti-fluoride campaigns. Carstairs …

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Migratory Bird Expert Comments on New Research

Prof. Ryan Norris, of the Department of Integrative Biology, offered his thoughts to CBC News.ca on a new study that suggests that neonicotinoid pesticides may be harming  birds that migrate during spring planting season. The research found that when sparrows ate small doses of neonic-coated seeds, they quickly lost weight at a time when they …

U of G International Education Expert Makes Headlines

Lynne Mitchell, the director of U of G’s Centre for International Programs, spoke to the Toronto Star about why more university students should take advantage of overseas study and work experiences. She said while many students consider study abroad experiences in countries that are similar to Canada, she encourages students to push themselves and step …

U of G Biologist Describes Snake Encounter to CBC Radio

Prof Alex Smith, of the Department of Integrative Biology, appeared on the CBC Radio program Quirks & Quarks for an episode looking at the challenges and adventures of scientists working in the field. Smith described an incident he had while was working in Costa Rica studying arthropods — the insects, spiders, millipedes and other small creatures that …

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BBC Future Speaks With U of G Circadian Medicine Expert

BBC Future spoke with Prof. Tami Martino from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, for an article examining how our internal circadian rhythms affect how our immune systems perform Martino, the director of the Centre of Cardiovascular Investigations, explained that our physiology is different in the daytime compared to at night, which might mean that drugs …

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Sports Medicine Physician Speaks With Globe and Mail

Dr. Margo Mountjoy, the clinical and academic lead at U of G’s Health and Performance Centre, spoke about the little-known problem of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) for a column in The Globe and Mail. RED-S occurs when athletes don’t consume enough calories to keep up with their energy needs, resulting in nutrient deficiencies …

Agricultural Technology Expert Speaks With Global News

Prof. Helen Hambly Odame, of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, was featured in a Global News article about a new report from RBC entitled Farmer 4.0 that predicts that in a decade’s time, farms will be operated largely by autonomous machines and digital logistics systems. Hambly Odame commented that technology is transforming …

BBC Future Speaks with U of G Permafrost Expert

Prof. Merritt Turetsky, a permafrost expert from U of G’s Department of Integrative Biology, spoke to BBC Future about how the forest fires burning in northern Canada, Russia and Greenland are transforming the Arctic. Turetsky commented that the North “is a vast, global refrigerator for carbon” and these fires are releasing vast amounts of that carbon, …