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November 21, 2011 - In the News

History professor Matthew Hayday is making headlines today discussing bilingualism in English Canada. He is a contributor to a new book due out next month, Life After Forty: Official Languages Policy in Canada. The book examines the country’s Official Languages Act and discusses why, despite the act, bilingualism in English Canada is only slightly higher than it is in the United States.

Hayday's article appears in today’s Montreal Gazette. He studies official languages in education. He is currently studying the history of bilingualism in English-speaking Canada and is the author of Bilingual Today, United Tomorrow.

A video interview with U of G president Alastair Summerlee appears today in the online version of the Globe and Mail. He discusses Guelph’s teaching and research strengths, as well as students' commitment to volunteering.

Summerlee was interviewed by the national newspaper about its 10th annual University Report Card . This year's report card discussed results of a survey of 33,000 current undergraduate students across Canada who awarded letter grades to universities in 19 categories.

U of G once again received high marks for everything from quality of teaching to student satisfaction to campus atmosphere.

Prof. Rakhal Sarker, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was quoted in a weekend Toronto Star article on Canadian milk prices.

Sarker teaches and studies agricultural and food policy, cost-benefit analysis, exchange-rate variability and trade, and economics of agri-food and agri-food trade.

Research by U of G physics professor Ralf Gellert for NASA’s next mission to Mars was featured by CTV news over the weekend.

NASA is scheduled to launch Curiosity, a minivan-sized Mars rover, as soon as this week. Gellert is the principal investigator for an international group of scientists that developed the new alpha particle X-ray spectrometer (APXS) on the rover. Gellert was the lead scientist for APXS systems on the earlier Mars rovers Opportunity and Spirit.

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