Expert Alert: Antimicrobial Resistance in Livestock

Prof. John Prescott, University professor emeritus in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Pathobiology, is available to discuss a new Council of Canadian Academies expert panel report entitled “When Antibiotics Fail.” Prescott was one of more than a dozen experts on the panel, offering his expertise on antimicrobial resistance in livestock. Prescott has conducted research in …

CBC Speaks to U of G Hacking Expert on Malware

Prof. Ali Dehghantanha, the director of Cyber Science Lab in U of G’s School of Computer Science, spoke to CBC Nova Scotia about the ongoing problem of malware being embedded into cellphone apps available on app stores. Dehghantanha said the malware on app stores these days is complex and well-crafted and malicious programs can easily escape detection. He …

History Professor Speaks to CTV on Fall of Berlin Wall

Prof. Alan McDougall, Department of History, spoke to CTV NewsChannel about the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. McDougall said the wall’s destruction happened quickly – almost accidentally — but the event marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. “This was part of a wider, almost domino-like collapse of …

CBC Speaks to History Professor on Sesame Street Anniversary

Prof. Matthew Hayday, Department of History, spoke to CBC Arts about the 50th anniversary of “Sesame Street,” the beloved American children’s TV show that “wound up shaping Canadian identity.” Hayday explained that Sesame Street became a test case for Canadian content regulations created by the newly-created CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) in the early …

Farmer Stress Research Makes Headlines

The Western Producer highlighted new research from Prof. Andria Jones-Bitton that finds that many Canadian farmers are on the verge of burnout. Jones-Bitton recently shared the findings of her new research at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s annual conference in Quebec City. Her study determined that nearly half of farmers polled in an online survey …

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Cannabis Production Expert Speaks With Toronto Star on Pot Harvest

Prof. Youbin Zheng, School of Environmental Sciences, spoke with the Toronto Star about some of the challenges of home-growing cannabis now that the first legal harvest is underway. Zheng said he’s heard some backyard growers have been having better yields this year than they had when trying to grow pot surreptitiously. He explained that sunlight conditions control …

Circadian Medicine Expert Writes Globe and Mail Commentary

Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, co-wrote a commentary in The Globe and Mail on behalf of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology about why eliminating Daylight Saving Time and making Standard Time permanent is the healthiest option for Canadians. Martion and colleagues wrote that changing the clocks twice a year has little economic benefit …

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Prof Talks to CBC About Amazon.ca Food Controversy

Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, spoke to CBC News about Amazon.ca’s grocery products that arrived past their best-before date. CBC News examined 2018-19 customer reviews for various grocery items, discovering many complaints about food delivered past its prime. Warriner, an expert in food safety and food microbiology, was quoted in the CBC News …

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Toronto Star Features U of G Asparagus Breeding Program

The research of Prof. David Wolyn, Department of Plant Agriculture, was featured in a Toronto Star report entitled, “Meet Ontario’s Asparagus Man.” The article noted Wolyn’s 30 years of work with the U of G Asparagus Breeding Program, including creating the Guelph Millennium varietal, which has become one of the most popular asparagus varietals in …

Food Safety Expert Discusses Roadkill Consumption With CBC

Prof. Lawrence Goodridge, Department of Food Science, spoke to CBC Radio’s The Current about the move by some provinces and U.S. states to legalize the consumption of roadkill. Alaskan State Troopers now have a system in which they keep a waiting list of citizens who are interested in salvaging the meat when an animal is …

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Food Safety Expert Speaks to CBC About Salmonella Outbreak

Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, spoke to CBC News about an outbreak of salmonella infections in Ontario and Quebec that has been traced back to a brand of Italian sausage. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has identified Filicetti brand cured sausage as the source of the outbreak. Warriner, who specializes in food safety, …