Profs Make Headlines

September 17, 2013 - In the News

College of Management and Economics dean Julia Christensen Hughes was featured in a story on about students cheating on schoolwork and exams. Christensen Hughes had conducted a study several years ago looking at how widespread cheating was and the ways some students would cheat. She was interviewed by The Current for her views on this, and on what schools, such as U of G, can do to counter this trend.

The Ontario Agricultural College and Prof. Al Weersink were featured in an online CBC story this week about the future of farming. The story looks at how young people are being drawn to agriculture by income and job opportunities. Weersink’s research focuses on the effects of technology and government policy in the agri-food sector. He was raised on a cash crop/dairy farm near St. Marys and continues to be involved with the farm.

An opinion piece by economics professor Ross McKitrick was published today in the Financial Post. In the column, McKitrick focuses on the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. 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 served as an environmental policy consultant for the Fraser Institute since 2002.

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