Dr. Lawrence Goodridge poses for a photo in a lab
Dr. Lawrence Goodridge

Ontario Agricultural College microbiologist Dr. Lawrence Goodridge spoke with the Toronto Star about testing wastewater at Toronto Pearson International Airport for COVID-19. 

Goodridge said the program will help determine which viral variants are arriving in Canada and that he hopes other jurisdictions adopt the monitoring method. 

A professor in the Department of Food Science and director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, Goodridge holds the Leung Family Professorship in Food Science. Since 2020, he has worked with colleagues in the School of Engineering and the Department of Pathobiology in wastewater testing.