Staff Member, Profs Featured by CBC TV, Maclean's

April 25, 2012 - In the News

U of G staff member and graduate Sam Baijal is featured on CBC’s music website. CBC radio is doing a segment on “Canada’s Ultimate Rock Fans” and interviewed Baijal Wednesday about his Grateful Dead collection and devotion.

Baijal, the University Centre entertainment and events programmer, has worked at U of G in various capacities since mid-1980s. He graduate in 1987 with a degree in geography and biophysical resources. He is also the artistic director of Guelph’s Hillside Festival.

A devoted “Deadhead,” Baijal used to follow the band around and has acquired an impressive collection of Grateful Dead paraphernalia. More about Baijal

Pathobiology professor Shayan Sharif was featured in a news report that aired on CBC The National this weekend. Sharif was interviewed for a story about how scientists are increasingly relying on lab mice to develop and test new medical treatments, and why it’s concerning.

Sharif primarily uses chickens in his research, which focuses on understanding how the chicken immune system recognizes and responds to viral pathogens. Among other things, he has discovered more effective vaccines against avian influenza virus.

Two University of Guelph food scientists are featured in the latest issue of Maclean’s magazine. Professors Alejandro Marangoni and Milena Corredig are quoted in an article on the future of food. The story looks at the role scientists will play in helping engineer food that’s tastier, more nutritious and sustainable.

Marangoni, who holds a Canada Research Chair in food, health and aging, discusses creating healthier hot dogs (where the unhealthy fats are swapped for better ones). Learn more

Corrredig’s research on making packaged foods more nutritious is also highlighted. She holds a Canada Research Chair in food nanostructure and is developing ways to pack nutrients into dairy products.

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