OVC, Arts Profs In the News

October 18, 2010 - In the News

Two University of Guelph professors were featured in the weekend issue of the Globe and Mail. Thomas Koch, an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and an OVC researcher, was quoted in an article about stem-cell therapy in pets. Koch expressed caution about companies offering stem-cell therapy treatments for animals, saying clinical application of the technology is preceding scientific evidence. Koch, who is also an associate professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, was awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship in 2009 worth more than $1 million to advance pioneering research into using stem cells to treat cartilage injuries in horses.

Drama professor Sky Gilbert was quoted in a feature story about the role of Drag Queen’s in theatre. Gilbert discussed how drag queens tend to be sanitized in popular culture, and their changing acceptance in the queer community. Gilbert is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, poet, author and director whose plays have been produced around the world. He is the author of two collections of poetry, five novels and a theatre memoir. He was awarded the Silver Ticket Award by the Toronto Theatre Alliance for his career accomplishments and for nurturing the development of Canadian theatre.

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