café date: Tuesday March 9, 2010
café topic: Food, Fuel and Chemicals: There's Plenty to Go Around
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café date: Tuesday February 9, 2010
café topic: Ecotourism: More harm than good?
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café date: January 12, 2010
café topic: Is vaccination a game? H1N1 and the good of the whole.
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café date: April 7, 2009
café topic: The influence of people and pets on each other's health.
Dr. Weese is a veterinary internist and microbiologist. He is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and a Zoonotic Disease/Public health Microbiologist at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses. He is also Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital.
Dr .Weese obtained his veterinary medical degree (DVM) from the University of Guelph. After time in veterinary practice, he received internal medicine training at the University of Guelph and completed at Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) program. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Weese’s research interests are focused on zoonotic and antimicrobial resistant pathogens in companion animals, particularly methicillin-resistant staphylococci and Clostridium difficile. He is also actively involved in veterinary infection control research and emerging veterinary and zoonotic diseases.
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café date: March 3, 2009
café topic: How can we green business?
Rumina Dhalla is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behaviour and Sustainable Commerce in the Department of Business in the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph. Her main research interests are in organizational identity and reputation and their influence and implications for organizational strategies and corporate social responsibility. She completed her PhD and MBA at Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto and was the recipient of the Schulich School of Business National Research Program in Financial Services and Public Policy Award for Doctoral Dissertation. She has accumulated over 20 years of industry experience, much of which has been in the Canadian banking industry.
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café date: February 3, 2009
café topic: Environment and the evolution of human behaviour
Stefan Linquist is a philosopher of science with a focus in biology and psychology. He received his PhD from Duke University in 2005 and then worked at University of Queensland, Australia before joining the philosophy department at the University of Geulph. Dr Linquist takes a broadly evolutionary approach to the study of human nature. His current research investigates the ways that evolution can inform our understanding of human social behaviour, particularly when it comes to our emotions. He also works on a range of philosophical issues in ecology and conservation.
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café date: January 6, 2009
café topic: Has conservation failed us?
Vernon Thomas is a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph, where he has lectured and undertaken research on wildlife conservation and management for the past 32 years. As a lecturer on Natural Resources Policy, he deals with the interactions among politics, economics, and social issues in defining policy. His research encompasses topics such as high arctic ecology, nutrition and reproduction of migratory birds and mammals. More recent interests involve the translation of science into policy and legislation in both North America and Europe, as reflected in banning use of lead products, planning large-scale land and marine protected areas, and improving capacity to manage invasive species. He is a frequent presenter to politicians in Federal Environmental Committees in both Ottawa and Washington, and his environmental research has influenced the passage of new legislation in Canada and Spain. He has also been the lead plaintiff in two successful federal court cases against the Canadian Wildlife Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service over the issue of controlling snow geese.
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café date: December 2, 2008
café topic:Unnatural Disasters: the Fractured Science and Politics of Climate Change
Dr Barry Smit is Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change at the University of Guelph. His interdisciplinary research explores the relationships between socio-economic systems and environmental change, notably climate change. His work has been influential in international negotiations on climate change, and has been applied in development initiatives in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Pacific and the Arctic. In Canada he has advised federal departments, the Senate, several provincial governments and business groups. He is a member of Ontario’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation, and is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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café date: November 4, 2008
café topic: Can We Meet BOTH Human and Ecosystem Needs for Water?
Dr. Andrea Bradford obtained her Ph.D. from Queen's University at Kingston in 1999. Her dissertation addressed the water balance and hydroecology of Minesing Swamp, near Barrie, Ontario. She has had five years experience in environmental consulting and two years experience in the Water Policy Branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Her teaching and research is currently focussed in the areas of urban water systems, low impact development, ecological flow assessment, and stream and wetland restoration. She lives in Guelph, Ontario with her husband and three children.
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café date: Oct 7, 2008
café topic: Can organic agriculture feed the world?
E. Ann Clark is an Associate Professor in Plant Agriculture, with interests centering on organic and pasture production systems. Together with Paul Voroney, she coordinates the B.Sc.(Agr) Major in Organic Agriculture - the first and only one of its kind in Canada - and also led the team which recently opened the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming at the Arboretum. She teaches a range of courses, including several in organics, and has established some profile as a critic of GM crops. For further information, see http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/research/homepages/eclark/
Photos from Oct 7