Guelph Turfgrass Institute Makes Headlines

The ongoing research at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute was recently featured in an article in ScoreGolf magazine. The article noted the GTI is “internationally renowned” and “widely respected as a world-class hub for turfgrass and sports field research” and that golf superintendents across the country rely on the Institute for expertise when turf problems arise. …

History Prof Discusses War Connections With Ottawa Citizen

Prof. Matthew Hayday, with the Department of History, spoke to the Ottawa Citizen, about why so many Canadians remain angry about a poorly executed Veterans Affairs video. The video, released last spring to commemorate VE Day, mistakenly showed Second World War German soldiers in place of Canadian soldiers. Though the department quickly apologized, many war …

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New York Times Seeks Input of U of G Sports Business Expert

Business professor Norm O’Reilly spoke to The New York Times about the Toronto Raptors’ decision to become the first NBA team to introduce team-branded hijabs. The move is considered an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures, with the team saying the athletic apparel was “inspired by those brave enough to change …

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U of G Expert Discusses Indigenous Voter Turnout

Prof. Brittany Luby of U of G’s Department of History spoke with Global News about what’s needed to ensure more Indigenous people can vote in the upcoming federal election. The article noted that Indigenous voter turnout spiked by 15 per cent in the 2015 election, with some First Nations communities running out of ballots. Luby commented …

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U of G History Prof Discusses Fluoridation Debate

Why is water fluoridation such a source of controversy for many people? That was the question U of G Prof. Catherine Carstairs of the Department of History was asked by Buzzfeed News in a new article about how legitimate research into the possible health effects of fluoridation is being thwarted by loud anti-fluoride campaigns. Carstairs …

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Migratory Bird Expert Comments on New Research

Prof. Ryan Norris, of the Department of Integrative Biology, offered his thoughts to CBC News.ca on a new study that suggests that neonicotinoid pesticides may be harming  birds that migrate during spring planting season. The research found that when sparrows ate small doses of neonic-coated seeds, they quickly lost weight at a time when they …

U of G International Education Expert Makes Headlines

Lynne Mitchell, the director of U of G’s Centre for International Programs, spoke to the Toronto Star about why more university students should take advantage of overseas study and work experiences. She said while many students consider study abroad experiences in countries that are similar to Canada, she encourages students to push themselves and step …

U of G Biologist Describes Snake Encounter to CBC Radio

Prof Alex Smith, of the Department of Integrative Biology, appeared on the CBC Radio program Quirks & Quarks for an episode looking at the challenges and adventures of scientists working in the field. Smith described an incident he had while was working in Costa Rica studying arthropods — the insects, spiders, millipedes and other small creatures that …