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. …

Vets Supporting Grieving Pet Owners, U of G Researcher Tells CBC

Veterinary clinic staff support heartbroken owners who have lost a pet. But how clinics handle pet euthanasia varies. University of Guelph graduate student Alisha Matte is surveying clinics to understand practices and ultimately establish guidelines to better help grieving pet owners. Matte, a PhD student in the Ontario Veterinary College’s population medicine department, told CBC that veterinarians and clinicians …

Emeritus Prof Discusses Challenges of Indigenous Students With CBC

University of Guelph emeritus professor Thomas King saw few Native faces on the campuses where he taught. King, School of English and Theatre Studies, rarely does interviews but he spoke with CBC Windsor about challenges faced by indigenous students, including poor representation on campuses and little awareness of Native issues among young Canadians. King said Canadians and …

Too Early to Fret About Agricultural Mega-Merger, U of G Prof Tells Globe and Mail

Decades of consolidation in the agri-food industry have left farmers with fewer options for buying seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, and some farmers worry that choices could further diminish after the announcement of a $66-billion (U.S.) merger between industry giants Bayer and Monsanto. University of Guelph professor Ken McEwan, production economics and agribusiness at the Ridgetown Campus, told …

Food From Thought Project Featured on Radio-Canada International

Prof. Evan Fraser, Geography, and scientific director of the recently announced Food From Thought project, was interviewed by Radio-Canada International Sept. 14. He discussed the announcement of Canadian government funding of nearly $77 million for University of Guelph researchers to use high-tech information systems to help produce enough food for a growing human population while …