Prof, Chief Information Officer Make Headlines

November 12, 2007 - In the News

Prof. Scott Weese's research revealing pigs as potential carriers of MRSA was featured today in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star and earlier this week in the Boston Globe.

The pathobiology professor and a team of researchers discovered the "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in 25 per cent of pigs and 20 per cent of hog farmers in Ontario. Their study is the first of its kind in North America. Previously, the spread of MRSA from animals to humans was found only in domesticated animals such as dogs, cats and horses.

For more information on Weese's research.

Chief information officer Mike Ridley is featured in the December issue of University Affairs. The article focuses on the new face of university librarians. Ridley discusses the high-quality services offered to students at the U of G Library, as well as the potential to expand services to include lectures, art shows and concerts.

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