Family Relations Professor Offers Tips on Managing Screen Time During the Pandemic

Many Canadian parents worry that their kids spend far more time online than experts recommend, but are those limits reasonable — particularly as public health recommendations advise us to stay home as much as possible during the pandemic? Prof. Jess Haines, from the University of Guelph’s Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, is co-director …

Prof. Tami Martino

Circadian Medicine Researcher Speaks With CBC Radio

Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, spoke to The Morning Edition on CBC Radio Kitchener-Waterloo about her new research that found that our gut microbiome is important for how we heal from a heart attack. The research found that the gut microbiome composition in mice follows a day-night circadian rhythm. They also found restoring …

TVO Consults U of G Vertical Farming Experts

Profs. Youbin Zheng and Mike Dixon with U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences spoke to TVO about the growing interest in vertical farming in Ontario. Zheng noted that in Ontario, growing vegetables in a field means a shot growing season but growing indoors with vertical farming can extend that growing season to year round. …

Marketing Professor Offers Commentary for Toronto Star on Trump Slogan

Prof. Timothy Dewhirst of U of G’s Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, contributed a commentary to the Toronto Star about U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s choice of the “Make America Great Again” and “Keep America Great” campaign slogans. Dewhirst writes that the MAGA slogan is an example of puffery, an exaggerated, unsubstantiated message that …

Prof. Helen Hambly Obame

TVO Speaks With U of G Rural Internet Access Expert

Prof. Helen Hambly Odame of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development spoke to TVO online about the ongoing issue of the “digital divide” that separates those in cities with high-speed broadband internet access and those in rural and remote regions with poor – or no –access. The federal government promised in its throne …

Prof. Meghan McMurtry

U of G Child Health Psychologist Offers Tips on COVID-19 Tests for Children

With numerous schools and daycares requiring negative COVID-19 tests before allowing sick children to return, and families concerned about possible infections, many young children will need to undergo COVID-19 tests that even many adults dread. University of Guelph psychology professor Meghan McMurtry, who specializes in child clinical and health psychology, says there are ways to …