Profs in the News

August 08, 2012 - In the News

University of Guelph food science professor Doug Goff is featured in the latest issue of University Affairs. The story discusses Goff's work and how he became one of the world’s leading experts in ice cream science and technology.

Goff and his research team have been behind some of the most important innovations in the history of ice cream. He has taught dairy processing and technology at U of G for more than 20 years. He also teaches U of G’s acclaimed ice cream technology course, the only one of its kind in Canada. The week-long intensive industry course has been offered annually since 1914.

Geography professor Barry Smit is quoted in today's Toronto Star. The article looks at the effect climate change is having on businesses. Smit has expertise on the vulnerability and adaptations of communities and socio-economic systems to global environmental changes, especially climate change.

Smit served as a member of the Ontario Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and was a contributing author in the report “Adapting to Climate Change in Ontario’” from the Ministry of the Environment. He has also served on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1998.

U of G English professor Ajay Heble is featured in a story in Tuesday's Globe and Mail. He was discussing the appeal of smaller music festivals for both musicians and audiences.

Heble is the artistic director of the Guelph Jazz Festival, which he started in 1994. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 5 to 9.

The Guelph Jazz Festival has evolved into a world-class venue for jazz performance and education. It has been hailed as “one of the most visionary” musical events in Canada and received the prestigious Lieutenant-Governor's Award for the Arts and the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts administered by the Ontario Arts Council.

It’s the only jazz festival in Canada that offers an educational colloquium (with free workshops, lectures and panel discussions) as part of its regular schedule of events.

U of G's schools of Fine Art and Music, Languages and Literatures, and English and Theatre Studies, as well as the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, the Central Student Association and other U of G departments, are among the festival's sponsors.

Plant agriculture professor Katerina Jordan was featured on the CBC Radio program Ontario Morning Aug. 3. She was discussing how to keep lawns healthy during hot and dry weather. Listen to the interview

Jordan is a turfgrass expert and runs a research program at Guelph in alternative turfgrass management practices. She hopes to help reduce use of chemicals in maintaining turf on golf courses and sports fields, sod farms, public parks — even your home lawn.

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