Mental Health Hackathon Featured by CBC News

A hackathon focused on using technology to improve support for mental health was profiled by CBC News March 15. The annual hackathon asks students to come up with solutions to a broad social challenge. In the story, computer science professor Dan Gillis, student organizer Patrick Houlding and Matthew Sampson, part of the winning team “Guelph Cares,” …

Prof Talks Dairy, Trade Agreement on CTV News

Prof. Mike von Massow, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, appeared on CTV news this week, talking about potential effects of the Canadian-European free trade agreement on Canadian dairy farmers. While consumers favour more choices, Canadian farmers worry the agreement will chip away at their percentage of the market, said von Massow, who researches …

Prof Featured on Discovery Channel

A University of Guelph professor was featured on Discovery Channel’s Mighty Ships March 12. Shoshanah Jacobs, Integrative Biology, talked about her experiences as an expedition leader and the challenges of sailing the Arctic. Filming took place last summer while Jacobs was on holiday with her family on the Ocean Endeavour cruise ship as expedition leader for Adventure Canada. …

Plant Agriculture Prof to Talk Climate Change on TVO’s The Agenda

Prof. Liz Lee, Plant Agriculture, will be interviewed on The Agenda with Steve Paikin March 9 at 8 p.m. Lee will discuss how climate change affects farmers and how plant agriculture researchers are helping farmers to adjust. Lee studies corn breeding and genetics. She incorporates crop physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and quantitative genetics into her maize breeding …

U of G Melatonin Research Making Headlines

New U of G research on melatonin supplements is making headlines. The study by PhD student Lauren Erland and plant scientist Prof. Praveen Saxena found that most melatonin supplements sold over the counter do not contain the amount of the hormone listed on the label, and about 25 per cent contain unlabelled serotonin. Media reports …

Artificial Intelligence Expert Interviewed on BNN’s The Disruptors

Engineering professor Graham Taylor was interviewed on The Disruptors on the Business News Network (BNN) Feb. 2. Taylor discussed how to help Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) industry to thrive. He said Canada is currently a leader, though there are challenges in keeping talented researchers in the country. In addition to studying artificial intelligence and machine …

Philosophy Professor Cited in Aeon Article on Vaccination Hesitancy

Prof. Maya Goldenberg, Philosophy, was cited in an article in the February issue of Aeon, a digital magazine. The story examined the ongoing debate regarding vaccines, and why some parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Goldenberg found that many parents understand vaccines are safe for the general public, but they have concerns about vaccinating their …

Nutritional Sciences Prof Tells Toronto Star Proposed Ad Regulations ‘No Magic Bullet’

Prof. David Ma, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was interviewed by the Toronto Star Feb. 1 about proposed regulations on food and drink  advertisements. The Canadian Heart and Stroke Federation is calling on the federal government to regulate food and beverage ads aimed at children and youth in an attempt to fight childhood obesity. Ma …