Prof Discusses Rising Number of Neighbourhood Associations With TVO

Political science professor Leah Levac recently discussed an increase in the number of neighbourhood associations with TVO. Levac said the growing number of such groups reflects a broader trend toward citizen engagement. She said effective neighbourhood associations need governments that are prepared to listen to them. She studies public engagement, citizen participation and local government.

Economics Prof Discusses Genetic Testing, Insurance in National Post Op-Ed

Prof. Michael Hoy, Economics and Finance, recently discussed the concerns of insurance companies regarding genetic testing laws in a Conversation Canada op-ed featured in the National Post. A new federal law prevents Canadian insurance companies from using the results of any genetic tests to determine coverage or pricing. Insurance companies are fighting the law, arguing …

Integrative Biology Prof Discusses Danger of Thawing Permafrost With Gizmodo

Prof. Merritt Turetsky, Integrative Biology, recently discussed environmental effects of climate change in Alaska with Gizmodo. Turetsky said billions of tons of carbon could be released from thawing permafrost, potentially leading to catastrophic ecosystem changes. More frequent forest fires are changing the nature of forests, she said. Turetsky studies permafrost, climate change in boreal regions and …

Orange Juice Prices Could Rise After Hurricane Irma, Prof Tells Global News

Florida produce could become more expensive after Hurricane Irma, said Prof. Michael von Massow in a recent interview with Global News. The professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics said orange juice and grapefruit prices may rise following substantial damage from the storm that battered Florida this past weekend. However, the recent strength …

Animal Cancer Centre Featured on CityNews

The Ontario Veterinary College’s Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer was featured on CityNews Sept. 6. Prof. Paul Woods, Clinical Studies, discussed the options available for treating companion animals with cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation. Woods is a professor of internal medicine and oncology, and co-director of the U of G Institute for …

Apple Research Featured in Toronto Star

Research on apples used for cider was recently featured in the Toronto Star. Plant agriculture professor John Cline discussed how U of G researchers are developing apples for use by the growing Ontario cider industry. They are also developing new management techniques that make growing trees and harvesting apples more efficient and marketable. Cline studies …