Profs to Be on National Radio, Living Library Makes Headlines

March 13, 2009 - In the News

Integrative Biology Prof. Robert Hanner will be featured on the nationally-syndicated radio show Sunday House Call with Dr. Barry Dworkin this week.

Hanner, the associate director of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, will be discussing his discovery last fall where he found, using DNA barcoding technology, that 25 per cent of fish are mislabelled. Hanner will discuss the health concerns of such substitutions, as well as the related consumer issues.Sunday House Call features the latest research breakthroughs and health trends. It airs on radio stations across the country, including 1050 CHUM FM in Toronto at 5 p.m. It may also be heard via the Internet.

Tuesday, Prof. Lynda Ashborne, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition is scheduled to be on CBC radio's Metro Morning program. Ashborne, a family therapist who researches parent-teen relationships, will be discussing the impact of technology on the relationship between parents and teens.

She was interviewed by CBC's Karen Horseman, who hosts Metro Parenting, a parenting segment/column that is part of CBC's popular morning radio show. Metro Morning, hosted by Andy Barrie, is CBC's popular morning show for the greater Toronto region, including Guelph where it can be heard on 89.1 FM from 5:45 to 8:30 a.m.

U of G was featured on the front page of the Life section in Thursday's Globe and Mail. The article is on the Living Library that was held in the Library last week. The novel event involved readers checking out books and learning about lifestyles, experiences and challenges that are different from their own. It was the first time a Living Library was held at a Canadian university and only the second time such an event has been held in Canada.

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