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June 25, 2009 - In the News

Pathobiology professor John Prescott was featured in an article published in The Epoch Times this week on the role of agriculture in antibiotic resistance. Prescott is chair of the Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance. The Epoch Times is a New-York based independent newspaper that is distributed in 30 countries with editions in English, Chinese and nine other languages.

Economics professor Ross McKitrick had a two-part editorial series published in the Financial Post today and Wednesday. The commentaries looked at the U.S. economic crisis, proposed recovery plans and potential implications. The Financial Post covers Canadian business news and is published as part of the National Post.

Family Relations professor Kerry Daly, who runs the national Fatherhood Involvement Research Alliance, was featured in a story in Saturday's National Post about how advertising often continues to reinforce negative behaviours associated with fathering and men's behaviour. Daly discussed the negative repercussions and father’s efforts to combat stereotypes.

Physics professor Diane Nalini de Kerckhove is featured in this month’s Innovation Canada, the online newsletter published by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The feature story highlights how she has combined her physics work with her jazz singing and/songwriting and her new album of songs inspired by people's fascination with the sky, stars and moon. It's part of CFI's ongoing "i2eye" feature.

Cyndy McLean, director of U of G’s Health and Performance Centre, is featured in the latest issue of Chatelaine magazine (currently available to subscribers and soon to be at newsstands). The article tells the story of how McLean went from being a former marathon runner and elite-level athlete to suffering a fall in 2003 that left her paraplegic to becoming an ambassador for the Rick Hansen Foundation and promoting education and research about spinal cord injury. It’s part of the magazine’s ongoing “Road to Wellness” feature.

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