U of G Expert Discusses History of Canada Day Controversies

The decision by a number of Canadian cities to cancel traditional Canada Day celebrations or move them to the virtual space is being welcomed by some and met with anger from others. But a University of Guelph history professor says controversy, contestation and Canada Day have long gone hand-in-hand – all the way back to the creation of the original holiday of Dominion Day in the late …

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Global News Consults U of G Biologist on PPE Litter

Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, spoke to Global News about the abundance of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) kits washing up on the country’s shorelines. Jasobs notes that while disposable masks may appear to be made of paper or natural fabric, they are made with polymers that …

Real Estate Market Researcher Makes Headlines

Real estate market researcher Dr. Paul Anglin, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, spoke to GlobalNews.ca and GuelphToday about a real estate developer that has announced it will buy $1 billion worth of single-family homes and turn them into rental properties. Given that the announcement has sparked concerns over the potential impact on Canada’s housing …

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CTV News Features U of G Asparagus Researcher

Dr. David Wolyn, a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, was featured on CTV Kitchener for his work in the breeding and development of several popular asparagus varieties. As a lead researcher in U of G’s asparagus breeding program, Wolyn helped develop asparagus varieties such as the Guelph Eclipse, Guelph Equinox and the Guelph …

Global News Consults English and Theatre Studies Prof

Dr. Mark Lipton, a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies, spoke to Global News about whether it’s safe to rely on Wikipedia for factual information. Given that research suggests that only one percent of users of the online encyclopedia write or edit entries, and 90 per cent of those contributors are men, …

NBC News Consults U of G Political Scientist

Dr. Jordi Diez, Department of Political Science, spoke to NBC News about Ipsos’s new LGBT+ Pride 2021 Global Survey. The research surveyed attitudes on various LBGTQ2SIA+ issues in 27 countries worldwide. Diez noted that support for same sex marriage and LBGTQ2SIA+ rights has existed for some time in Latin America, despite perceptions that the countries …

Pollinator Researcher Makes Headlines

Dr. Nigel Raine, a pollinator researcher in the School of Environmental Sciences, spoke to Guelph Today to offer tips on building a pollinator garden. Pollinator gardens are made to attract birds, bees, beetles, butterflies and other pollinators. Raine said he has one of his own and that even a small garden is a good start …

CBC Consults U of G Cattle Health Researcher

Dr. Stephen LeBlanc, a professor in the Department of Population Medicine, spoke to CBC Hamilton about a cow near Brantford, Ont., that recently gave birth to triplets. After noting that cows usually have just one calf at a time or occasionally twins, LeBlanc said the odds of delivering triplets is between 10,000 and 100,000 to one. …