Neonic-Treated Milkweed an ‘Ecological Trap’ for Monarchs, U of G Studies Suggest

A commonly used neonicotinoid pesticide may have significant lethal and sublethal effects on monarch butterflies, new University of Guelph research has revealed. The findings could offer another possible explanation for the massive decline in the North American monarch population over the last few decades. Led by U of G integrative biologist Dr. Ryan Norris, the …

Personal Stories May Help Influence Environmental Behaviours, U of G Researcher Finds

When it comes to motivating consumers to make environmentally responsible choices, a moving story might be more persuasive than scientific facts. A University of Guelph researcher has found that consumers are willing to pay more for “green” gardening products after reading a personal story about the importance of protecting the environment than are consumers who …

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More Than One-Third of Positive Cases Among Ontario Children Are Asymptomatic, U of G Study Reveals

University of Guelph researchers have revealed that more than one-third of total positive cases among children in Ontario are asymptomatic, emphasizing the need for targeting asymptomatic and mild infections in efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. Led by Dr. Ed McBean, a team of researchers analyzed data from nearly 220,000 positive cases in Ontario …

U of G Researcher Reveals Canadian Humanitarian Groups Are Finding Innovative Ways to Navigate Pandemic

As Canada marks National Volunteer Week, a new report by University of Guelph researchers says Canadian international development groups have found ways to continue supporting development and humanitarian projects abroad despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Completed under a new collaboration involving U of G and professionals from Canada’s international development sector, the report highlights how small …