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Prof Answers ‘Can Animals Count’ Question on CBC Program

Integrative biology professor John Fryxell was a guest on CBC’s Quarks and Quarks on Jan. 5, speaking on whether animals in the wild can count. He explained that animals can be trained to evaluate how many objects are present, especially for a food reward. Predators like pack wolves may not actually count, but they can measure …

CTV Features U of G Cannabis Researcher

Prof. Max Jones appeared in a Jan. 2 CTV News story about Canadian universities and colleges that are legally growing cannabis for scientific research. Jones, a professor of plant agriculture at U of G, recently received a research licence to grow cannabis in vitro. He’s developing propagation methods and tools that will help optimize greenhouse growing conditions. …

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Prof Featured in O, The Oprah Magazine

Prof. Jamie Gruman, College of Business and Economics, was featured in an article about positive thinking in O, The Oprah Magazine. Gruman, a professor of organizational behaviour in the Department of Management, co-authored the recent book Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands. The Dec. 26 article looks at ways we can become …

Prof Talks Climate Change on CBC Radio

Integrative biology professor Merritt Turetsky was featured on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks on Dec. 29, talking about climate change. Turetsky, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology, discussed forest fires and climate change as part of a special segment that looked back at the year in climate science and policy. She discussed highlights such as …

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Researcher’s Study Featured by TVO

Prof. Dave Guyadeen’s study evaluating the climate change plans of 63 Canadian municipalities was featured by TVO. Published recently in the journal Climatic Change, the study assessed plans based on eight criteria, including how a community sets its climate goals, how effective those goals are, and how it measures and achieves progress. The article discusses how Kingston, Ont., …

Prof. Jamie Gruman

Prof Talks Holiday Stress With Huffington Post

Prof. Jamie Gruman appeared in a Dec. 12 Huffington Post article about how to survive spending the holidays with difficult relatives. A professor in the Department of Management, Gruman has previously written about this topic in The Conversation. He discussed tactics for dealing with difficult people, including recognizing the source of annoying behaviour and establishing boundaries. Gruman …