U of G Makes Headlines

October 06, 2011 - In the News

A column by Prof. Mark Fenske about how the brain can help people think their way out of pain appears in today's Globe and Mail. He explores the idea that the mind can control the intensity of painful experiences using mental strategies. The psychology professor and author of The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success writes a biweekly column on brain-related topics for the "Life" section of the national newspaper.

Economics professor Ross McKitrick is mentioned in an opinion column today in the Financial Post on CO2 regulations. A faculty member at Guelph since 1996, McKitrick specializes in the economics of environmental policy and has been studying climate change and related policy issues for about 10 years. He has given presentations on climate and environmental policy to the Canadian and U.S. governments.

In addition, an editorial column co-written by Prof. Glenn Fox appeared in the Financial Post on Wednesday. Fox wrote about the Ontario government’s Green Energy Act and a study he co-authored on the costs to taxpayers for renewable energy for wind and solar. Fox is an agricultural and natural resource economist. He has been faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business since 1985.

Prof. Gopi Paliyath is quoted in the Globe and Mail Tuesday on the diversification of fruits and vegetables, specifically alternative vegetables with different colour pigments that are highly nutritional. Paliyath, of the Department of Plant Agriculture, studies the effects of flavonoid compounds contained in grapes and other fruits on cancer cells. Flavonoids are the brightly coloured plant pigments found in fruits and vegetables.

U of G’s School of Computer Science was featured in the weekend edition of the National Post. Guelph hosted the second Great Canadian Appathon in the Reynolds Building, an event that involved students from universities across the country competing to create a mobile game in 48 hours. Quoted in the story was Greg Klotz, program counsellor for the School of Computer Science.

Political science professor Judith McKenzie was featured in a Canadian Press story on the upcoming provincial election. McKenzie is providing commentary for the Canadian Press leading up to voting day Oct. 6. She is one of the authors of Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics, which provides an analysis of the history of Canadian federal politics, our electoral system and our voting behavior.

Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean, research and graduate studies, in the College of Management and Economics, was featured in a Toronto Star article Friday on the history of the pasteurized vs. raw milk debate. The article looked at the origins of the pasteurized milk movement, which was started by Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, one of Canada’s earliest food safety proponents. She was considered the founder of the Women's Institutes that spread across Canada and the world, including U of G's Macdonald Institute at the University of Guelph.

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