Marketing Professor Offers Commentary on NHL Helmet Ads

Dr. Timothy Dewhirst, a professor in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, wrote a commentary in the Toronto Star about the NHL’s decision to include brand advertising on player helmets this season. He said branding has become normalized with hockey in the last few decades and that while the helmet ads are likely the …

CBC News Network Consults Food Waste Researcher

Dr. Kate Parizeau, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment & Geomatics, spoke to CBC News Network’s Canada Tonight about a United Nations report that found the average Canadian wastes 79 kg of food at home per year. Parizeau said Canadians tend to be large food consumers and wasters in part because we have so …

Rural Studies Researcher Pens Commentary on ‘Region Hopping’

Ashleigh Weeden, a rural studies PhD candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, contributed a commentary to The Conversation Canada about the implications of “region hopping” during the pandemic. She wrote that while inter-regional travel in the province is no longer strictly limited to essential reasons, smaller communities remained concerned about influxes …

Toronto Star Consults U of G Downsizing Researcher

Dr. Nita Chhinzer, a professor in the Department of Management in U of G’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, spoke to the Toronto Star about the downsides of video-call layoffs. The article noted that several Canadian corporations have recently laid off employees en masse through short and largely impersonal video conference calls. …

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U of G Bee Discovery Makes Headlines

CBC Windsor highlighted a new paper by School of Environmental Sciences researchers who made the first Canadian sighting of hibiscus bees (Ptilothrix bombiformis) in Canada. Master’s student Janean Sharkey described the discovery in Ojibway Prairie Park Nature Reserve (OPPNR) in Windsor, Ont., in a research paper co-authored by post-doctoral researcher Dr. Alana Pindar and Dr. …

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CBC Radio Features U of G Arboretum Naturalists

Two naturalist interns with the University of Guelph’s Arboretum, Kitty and Jenny Lin, spoke to CBC Radio’s Fresh Air about how to spot snowy owls migrating to Ontario and respectfully enjoy their presence. The Lins explained that snowy owls often migrate south from the Arctic tundra to southern Ontario to search for food, and can …

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Experts Discuss Whether Canadian Olympians Should Be Prioritized for Vaccines

Recent reports suggest Canadian Olympic Committee leadership would like to have Team Canada athletes vaccinated early so they will be ready to compete when the Tokyo Olympics begin on July 23. Should Canada’s athletes be prioritized for early vaccination? Three University of Guelph business professors recently considered this question in a commentary for The Conversation …