Profs In the News

December 07, 2009 - In the News

Two U of G animal and poultry professors have been featured in newspaper and radio reports talking about the need to have an overseeing national body for animal welfare issues.

Tina Widowski, director of U of G’s Campbell Centre for the Study for Animal Welfare, and Ian Duncan, an emeritus professor and holder of the chair in animal welfare, were interviewed by the Canadian Press, and the article appeared in several newspapers and was broadcast on numerous radio programs.

The two were asked to comment on animal welfare issues in general following the news that some staff at the Toronto Humane Society were facing animal cruelty charges.

Psychology Prof. Serge Desmarais, associate vice-president (academic), is quoted in a front-page story in today’s Globe and Mail on the gender gap in higher education. Desmarais, who studies gender issues, talks about the potential social ramifications the higher ratio of women in Canada’s colleges and universities may have on the future.

Economics Prof. Ross McKitrick was featured in a Globe and Mail story Saturday on the “facts and fiction about climate change.” McKitrick is the co-author of Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming. Recently, he has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world and interviewed by dozens of international TV and radio programs about an email hacking incident involving a server used by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

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