U of G Student 'Strip Mob' Initiative Makes Headlines

November 26, 2010 - In the News

Globe and Mail Features Student Event, U of G Research in News Articles

A University of Guelph student initiative aimed at drawing attention to the defeat of Bill C-311 is making headlines, including in today’s Globe and Mail.

The newspaper features a story in its “Ottawa Notebook” report about the students’ “strip mob” Thursday. The event involved students playing music, dancing, carrying signs and stripping down to their underwear in the University Centre to protest the Senate voting down the climate change legislation. A video of the event has been posted on YouTube and Facebook.

The students also sent out a news release and photos to generate awareness of their “strip mob” and views about the defeated legislation.

On Thursday, the Globe and Mail ran an article about U of G's Enviropig, the first transgenic animal created to solve an environmental problem.

The article discusses how the Enviropig could become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed into the food system.

The pigs are genetically modified so they can utilize a normally indigestible form of phosphorus in feed grains. As a result, they produce manure that is more environmentally friendly.

David Hobson, manager of technology transfer at U of G, and Prof. Cecil Forsberg, one of the creators of the Enviropig, are featured in the story explaining the current situation facing this technology and its entrance into the food system.

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