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U of G’s World Water Day Experts

The University of Guelph is a world leader in water research and has the following experts available who can speak about water resources, water quality and water policy ahead of this year’s World Water Day. World Water Day has been celebrated every March 22 since 1993 to increase awareness of the importance of freshwater and …

Prof. Catherine Carstairs

U of G Health Historian Discusses School Vaccination Policies

University of Guelph history professor Catherine Carstairs co-authored an op-ed piece in the Vancouver Sun about why education works better at encouraging parents to vaccinate their children than hard school vaccination policies. Along with UBC education historian Jason Ellis, Carstairs writes that research shows that parent education is the most effective at persuading “vaccine-hesitant” parents …

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U of G Has Expert on Daylight Saving Time

With the days growing longer and the clocks “springing” forward this weekend, the University of Guelph has an expert who can discuss daylight saving time and its health implications. Dr. Tami Martino has been researching how our circadian rhythms affect our cardiovascular systems, looking into how circadian disruptions increase the risk for heart disease and …

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U of G commentary on sexual assault legislation published in The Conversation Canada

University of Guelph political science professor Kate Puddister and graduate student Danielle McNabb have written a new commentary in The Conversation Canada questioning whether new legislation designed to protect alleged victims of sexual assault will really change how such cases are tried. The commentary was reprinted in The National Post, the Halifax Chronicle Herald and …

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Political Science Prof Discusses Political Shakeup in New York Times, on CBC’s The Current

University of Guelph political sciences professor Maureen Mancuso was quoted in The New York Times  and appeared on CBC Radio’s The Current March 5, discussing the SNC-Lavalin crisis and Treasury Board President Jane Philpott’s resignation this week from the federal cabinet. Mancuso, an expert on ethics and political scandals, put this still-evolving situation into historical …

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U of G’s International Women’s Day Experts

University of Guelph has experts available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day March 8. Prof. Samantha Brennan – Women in Sports and Fitness Email: sjbrennan@uoguelph.ca Dean, College of Arts Prof. Samantha Brennan is the co-author, with Tracy Isaacs, of the book Fit at Midlife: A Feminist Fitness Journey, which explores the many issues women …

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U of G Has Expert on Self-Injury

The University of Guelph has an expert who can discuss Facebook and Instagram’s recent decision to ban or censor images of self-harm. Prof. Stephen P. Lewis is a professor of psychology and is an expert on the mental health concern known as non-suicidal self-injury, or NSSI. Lewis runs the SiM-Health Lab, which brings together a research team to conduct …