a photo of Prof. Keith Warriner in his lab

U of G Mask-Cleaning Technology Makes Headlines

A sanitation innovation co-developed by Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, is making national headlines. The Canadian Press featured the “clean flow” waterless sanitation process Warriner developed, with articles appearing across the country, including on GlobalNews.ca. Warriner also appeared on CBC Radio’s Morning Edition to discuss the invention. The technology uses ultraviolet light, hydrogen …

Prof. Simon Somogyi

Financial Post Consults U of G Agri-Food Expert

Prof. Simon Somogyi, the Arrell Chair in the Business of Food, spoke to the Financial Post about what Canadian growers can do to increase domestic food security and reduce our reliance on imports. Somogyi suggested ramping up production in shuttered greenhouses would help to extend the growing season in Canada. “If there are more research dollars dedicated to optimizing …

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Veterinary Disease Expert Appears on TVO

Veterinary disease expert Prof. Scott Weese appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, discussing why animals are vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how veterinarians are responding. He was joined by experts from the Toronto Humane Society and Grey Wolf Animal Health. Weese is the chief of infection control at U of …

CTV News Speaks to Rural Studies Expert

Ashleigh Weeden, a PhD candidate in rural studies in the School of Environmental Sciences, spoke to CTV News Kitchener about why many small towns in cottage country want city dwellers to stay home.  Weeden warned that many of the health care facilities in these small towns simply don’t have the capacity to handle an influx …

Expert Alert: Attempts to Revive Sports Leagues

The head of the UFC says his league is still planning to stage televised fights to empty arenas by month’s end. So will other professional sports try to follow their lead? The University of Guelph has an expert who can offer comment. Prof. Norman O’Reilly is the director of International Institute for Sport Business and …

U of G Expert Discusses Role of Religion During the Pandemic

Religion plays a role in many people’s lives, but that role becomes much broader when faced with a global crisis like COVID-19, says a University of Guelph expert. Prof. Andrea Paras says religious communities’ wide networks and moral authority put them in a unique position when it comes to influencing how people respond to the …

Expert Discusses COVID-19 Test Kit on CBC Radio

Prof. Steve Newmaster, from U of G’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), appeared on CBC Radio Kitchener’s Morning Edition program on Tuesday, April 14, to discuss the new COVID-19 diagnostic kit he helped develop.  U of G research helped lead to the creation of the portable test kit, which is currently being used to confirm novel coronavirus infection in patients across Europe. The device can analyze DNA from …