Sport Physiology Expert Discusses Female Injury Rates with Reuters

Prof. Lawrence Spriet, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was interviewed by Reuters May 29 for a story on injury rates among young female athletes. He discussed other researchers’ recent findings that injury rates among these athletes may be significantly under-reported. Spriet said training for young female athletes has become more tailored, which may help prevent …

OVC Prof Shauna Blois on CBC Radio

Ontario Veterinary College professor Shauna Blois was featured on the popular CBC radio program Quirks & Quarks May 27. Blois took part in the “Quirks & Questions” segment, providing a scientific answer to a listener question about whether humans are the only animals with different blood types. During a two-minute interview, Blois, a professor in the …

Don’t Bug Out Over Eating Insects, Prof Tells CBC News

Emeritus professor David Waltner-Toews, Population Medicine, was interviewed by CBC News May 10 about his new book, Eat the Beetles, and the possible popularity of eating insects among North American consumers. Waltner-Toews, who first grew interested in the idea through work with Veterinarians Without Borders (Canada), said East Asian consumers eat insects as a protein source that …

Prof Tells CP About Potential, Challenges in Restaurant Surcharges to Fund Benefits

Prof. Michael von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed by the Canadian Press May 10 about the practice in some restaurants of adding a consumer surcharge to pay for employee benefits. The story ran in various Canadian media outlets, including CTV News, CityNews.ca and Metro News. Von Massow said the practice — including one …

Bee Study Featured in National Media

Prof. Nigel Raine‘s study showing neonictinoid pestsicides are threatening wild bees’ spring breeding was garnered national media attention. Stories on the School of Environmental Sciences professor’s research were featured in the Globe and Mail, Radio-Canada International and CBC News. The study is the first to link exposure to thiamethoxam, one of the most commonly used …

Prof Discusses History of Marijuana Legislation With CBC Radio

History professor Catherine Carstairs was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition May 2, and the interview was featured in a CBCNews.ca article. Canada first enacted marijuana legislation in 1923, likely in response to a growing number of American states banning the drug — despite little evidence of widespread marijuana use in Canada, Carstairs says. She believes …

Prof Interviewed by TVO about Future of Canadian Dairy Quota System

Prof. Alfons Weersink, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed on TVO April 28 about Canada’s dairy supply management system. The interview focused on potential impacts on farmers of abolishing Canada’s dairy quota system. The system imposes tariffs on dairy imports, permits Canadian farmers to produce a certain amount of milk each year and guarantees …