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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., …

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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 …

U of G Controlled Environment Expert on CBC News

Environmental sciences professor Mike Dixon, director of U of G’s Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, lent his expertise to a recent CBC News story. The article discussed growing food using technology developed at U of G and how the technology can eliminate toxins such as E. coli. Dixon is a world expert in growing plants …

U of G Business Students Raise Funds for Guelph Food Bank

Prof. Jamie Gruman’s students helped raise $1,300 for the Guelph Food Bank as part of their coursework in Gruman’s managerial and leadership class. The GuelphMercuryTribune.com published a story about Gruman’s class on Dec. 10. The third-year students developed fundraising ideas for the food bank in order to expand their practical leadership skills. Each semester, Gruman’s students …

U of G Plant Toxin Expert Talks to TVO

U of G Prof. Art Schaafsma discusses an outbreak of vomitoxin in a recent TVO news report. The plant toxin, which causes vomiting, has been widespread in southwestern Ontario cornfields this fall, impacting the bottom-line of hundreds of farmers. Schaafsma, a plant agriculture professor at the University’s Ridgetown Campus, said farmers with highly contaminated crops …

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Science Features U of G Innovation

U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) was featured in a November Science article about new research in composite materials. Included in the article was a paper about composites from renewable and sustainable resources written by U of G professors Amar Mohanty, Department of Plant Agriculture, and Manjusri Misra, Department of Engineering, along with colleagues …