U of G Sausage Mislabelling Study in the News

A first-ever Canadian study on sausage mislabelling by University of Guelph researchers is making  headlines today. A research team headed by U of G Prof. Robert Hanner found mislabelling and cross-species contamination of meat ingredients in 20 per cent of  sausage samples. Canadian Press reporter Liam Casey wrote about the discovery, and his article was …

U of G Study Grabs National Headlines

A U of G researcher’s study on inequitable access to food was recently featured in The Globe and Mail and National Post, and in radio and television outlets across Canada. In the stories, researcher Kelly Hodgins, program coordinator with the Arrell Food Institute, discussed a new paper on barriers for lower income households to obtaining local, organic, …

DNA Barcoding Breakthrough Featured in Toronto Star

The Toronto Star featured a DNA barcoding study by University of Guelph researchers July 28. Prof. Steve Newmaster, Integrative Biology, discussed a recent study that found nearly 80 per cent of Chinese patent medicines are mislabelled. The researchers plan to use the  techniques developed in the study to test natural health products, assuring quality. The testing …

History Prof Discusses “Architect” of Residential School System With Maclean’s

Prof. Matthew Hayday, History, discussed the career of the supposed architect of the Canadian residential school system with Maclean’s July 27. Hector-Louis Langevin, a 19th-century journalist, lawyer and politician, is said by some to have been the central proponent of the schooling model. However, Hayday said while Langevin was in favour of the system, other government …

Education Best Strategy to Fight Revenge Porn, Prof Writes in Toronto Star

Ryan Broll, Sociology and Anthropology, examined the most efficient strategies for fighting “revenge porn” in a Toronto Star op-ed column July 24. With increased sharing of consensually or non-consensually obtained intimate images without consent, some people are urging government to make it easier for victims to sue those sharing their images. Broll said researchers have …

New Lyme Disease Research Lab Featured by CTV National News

A new Lyme disease research centre at the University of Guelph was featured by CTV National News July 22. The G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab is intended to improve diagnostic testing and treatment to prevent long-term suffering from Lyme disease. Lab director and cellular pathology researcher Melanie Wills, co-founder of the Canadian Lyme Science Alliance, …

Squirrel Research Featured in Popular Science

A new study by David Fisher, a post-doctoral researcher, and integrative biology professor Andrew McAdam was featured in Popular Science  July 13. The researchers discovered that squirrels born earlier in the year have better survival rates—probably because they have their pick of new real estate. The study is among the first to show multilevel natural …