Horse Asthma Research Featured in CTV News Story

Prof. Dorothee Bienzle and doctoral candidate Laurence Tessier, Pathobiology, were interviewed by CTV News – Kitchener Aug. 11. They discussed research they are conducting on horses and asthma, as well as potential implications for treating people. Bienzle studies the pathogenesis of retroviral infection and mechanisms of inflammation in recurrent airway obstruction.  

Biology Prof Turetsky in New York Times

Integrative biology Prof. Merritt Turetsky is quoted in an Aug. 10 New York Times article on the effects of peat fires. The story discusses how warming temperatures can dry out northern peatlands, increasing the risk of fires that release thousands of years’ worth of stored carbon into the atmosphere. Turetsky has participated in numerous international studies on …

Ontario’s Electricity Dilemma Won’t Improve, U of G Prof Says in Financial Post Editorial

It’s never been cheaper to generate electricity but Ontario bill payers are finding that’s it’s never been more expensive to buy it. Prof. Ross McKitrick, Economics and Finance, says relief for citizens is unlikely, thanks in part to the hidden global adjustment tax that has increased the purchase price of electricity. McKitrick wrote about Ontario’s “disastrous …

Political Science Profs Join Maclean’s Roundtable on Supreme Court Appointments

The federal government will reform the process of appointing Supreme Court judges, an announcement that’s stirring debate throughout the legal field. University of Guelph professors Troy Riddell and Dennis Baker, both in the Department of Political Science, comprised half of a four-person roundtable in Maclean’s magazine on the potential pros and cons of Ottawa’s more transparent approach …

Prof Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on Caffeine-Enhancing Athletic Performance

Research shows that caffeine boosts athletic performance, and according to Prof. Lawrence Spriet, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS), it can be an enhancer with low potential for side effects. Spriet commented on the use of caffeine as a performance enhancer for elite athletes in a Wall Street Journal story. Spriet, HHNS chair, co-authored Caffeine for Sports …

OVC Prof Talks Ticks on TVO

Pathobiology professor Andrew Peregrine and master’s student Christine James are featured in a TVO video on Ontario’s growing tick population. It’s part of a series, “Climate Watch Shorts,” on the effects of climate change hosted by TVO’s Nam Kiwanuka. Peregrine teaches clinical parasitology — the diagnosis and management of parasite infections in domestic species – …