Marketing Prof Writes on Samsung Troubles in Globe and Mail

Possible repercussions from exploding Note 7 smartphones for Samsung’s dominant position in South Korea were the focus of an op-ed article in the Globe and Mail Oct. 13 co-authored by Prof. Timothy Dewhirst, Marketing and Consumer Studies. He said the issue will renew calls in that country to rethink family-owned business conglomerates, called chaebols. Dewhirst studies brand strategy, …

Recipe Resource Book for Older Adults Featured by CBC News

Prof. Alison Duncan, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was interviewed by CBC News Oct. 10 about a recipe book she co-authored with other researchers and written specifically for older adults. The authors spoke with consumers about issues and concerns, and included recipes designed to provide the greatest nutritional value possible. Duncan studies human health, nutraceuticals and …

History Prof on CTV Oct. 6

History professor Matthew Hayday will be on the popular CTV news show Your Morning Oct. 6. He’ll take part in a panel discussion on French immersion in Canada along with Aaron Hutchins of Maclean’s magazine and Mary Cruden, president of Canadian Parents for French-Ontario. Hayday studies the history of bilingualism in Canada and its impact on …

U of G Prof Quoted in The Atlantic About the “Smart” Way to Administer Probiotics

Probiotics — in yogurt, drink or capsule form — aren’t necessarily providing benefits to the human gut. According to an article in The Atlantic, typical bacterial strains in these products don’t adapt well inside us. University of Guelph professor Emma Allen-Vercoe, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, said the smart way to administer probiotics is …

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Guelph-Humber Justice Studies Program Head Discusses Potential Changes to Policing

Gary Ellis, head of the University of Guelph-Humber’s Justice Studies program and a former Toronto police superintendent, was interviewed by the Toronto Star Sept. 28. He discussed proposed changes to Toronto policing and the importance of having documented statistics and evidence when designing policing models. Ellis was with the Toronto Police Service for 31 years …

U of G Prof Discusses Controversial Insecticide to Combat Zika in L.A. Times Article

Naled, an insecticide to control Zika virus, is worrying residents of Florida’s Miami-Dade County. According to an article in the L.A. Times, the insecticide is sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes on contact by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, also found in humans. University of Guelph emeritus professor Keith Solomon, School of Environmental Sciences, told the Times …

U of G Prof’s Scottish Adventures Airing on B.C. Knowledge Network

University of Guelph history professor Kevin James has a passion for researching tourism history in the United Kingdom. From 2010 to 2012, James lent his expertise to the BBC program Grand Tours of Scotland. British Columbia-based Knowledge Network is currently airing the travel series in Canada, including three episodes featuring James. CBC News interviewed him Sept. …