U of G Profs Make Headlines

July 09, 2008 - In the News

U of G professors Karyn Freedman, Philosophy, and Don Mercer, Food Science, are featured in a story in today's Toronto Star on Leave for Change.

They are among six U of G faculty and staff who will be going overseas with Leave for Change, which promotes short-term volunteer opportunities for people to help out with meaningful projects in international settings.

U of G was the first University to take part in the program, which is run through Uniterra and was created by World University Service of Canada and the Centre for International Studies and Co-operation. Read More

An opinion piece on the proposed carbon tax plan by professor emerita Lynn McDonald was also published in today's Toronto Star.

In her article, McDonald, who is a sociology professor, former MP and environment critic of the NDP, discusses why the carbon tax plan is a realistic solution to the depletion of fossil fuels.

In addition, adjunct economics professor Douglas Auld continues to make headlines with his study on how current government policies aimed at boosting ethanol will lead to an increase in food prices for Canadians. He was featured on CTV's Canada AM Tuesday and articles continue to appear in newspapers around the country.

Auld's study, which was conducted for the C.C. Howe Institute, is the first to put a price tag on what ethanol means to food prices in Canada.

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