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U of G’s International Women’s Day Experts

University of Guelph has experts available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day March 8. Prof. Samantha Brennan – Women in Sports and Fitness Email: sjbrennan@uoguelph.ca Dean, College of Arts Prof. Samantha Brennan is the co-author, with Tracy Isaacs, of the book Fit at Midlife: A Feminist Fitness Journey, which explores the many issues women …

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U of G Has Expert on Self-Injury

The University of Guelph has an expert who can discuss Facebook and Instagram’s recent decision to ban or censor images of self-harm. Prof. Stephen P. Lewis is a professor of psychology and is an expert on the mental health concern known as non-suicidal self-injury, or NSSI. Lewis runs the SiM-Health Lab, which brings together a research team to conduct …

Prof Discusses Drug Addiction Research on CBC

Prof. Francesco Leri was on CBC Kitchener-Waterloo on March 4  discussing his latest research study that uncovers why environmental cues are such powerful triggers for people fighting drug addiction. The psychology professor spoke with host Craig Norris about the role of biology when it comes to kicking a drug habit. Leri’s latest study, which he …

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 …