Kemptville Campus, Economics Prof, DNA Barcoding Make Headlines

January 06, 2010 - In the News

U of G's Kemptville Campus is "in the news" today. Katrina Merkies, who heads the equine department, is featured in the Ottawa Citizen. The article looks at an innovative Kemptville program that teaches leadership skills through horse behaviour. The equine therapy program is being expanded to reach at-risk youth, with plans to eventually include other groups ranging from abuse survivors to children with attention deficit disorder and people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

An opinion piece by economics professor Ross McKitrick appeared Tuesday in the Financial Post. In the article, he discusses the factors threatening economic recovery in the United States and suggests possible solutions.

The U of G-based Biodiversity Institute of Ontario continues to make headlines. Reports about how U.S. high school students identified more than 95 animal species in their immediate surroundings using DNA barcoding — a technique honed at Guelph — appeared around the world this week. Articles were published in the Toronto Star, Science Daily, Popular Science and Scientific American, among others.

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