Profs, Student Making Headlines

October 23, 2013 - In the News

Prof. Robin Milhausen was interviewed by CTV News Channel and the National Post today. She was commenting on a new survey on the sexual attitudes of post-secondary students. Milhausen, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, also discussed the implications for young adults. She is a sexuality-researcher focusing on gender differences and similarities in sexual attitudes and behaviours.

Student Anita Acai had an op-ed published in today’s Globe and Mail. The column, “How to be a successful student: Say No a Lot” talked about Acai’s experience at university and the importance of prioritizing activities. The biochemistry co-op education student is also a 3M National Student Fellow.

University of Guelph animal welfare experts made headlines this week following recent news reports about inappropriate practices and housing conditions on chicken farms in Alberta. Tina Widowski, director of Guelph’s Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, and Ian Duncan, were quoted in an online CBC news story today. The article discussed how large commercial egg farms can run humane operations and still be profitable.

Widowski , an animal and poultry science professor, also holds the Col. K. L. Campbell University Chair in Animal Welfare and the Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare.

Duncan, a U of G animal and poultry science professor for 21 years, is emeritus Chair of Animal Welfare at Guelph and is the former director of U of G’s Colonel K.L. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. Duncan also appeared on the CTV current affairs program W-5 Saturday, which broke the story.

Prof. John Cranfield,Department of Food, Agriculture & Resource Economics, was on CBC radio this morning. He discussed the impact of the new Canada-European Union free trade agreement on CBC's Kitchener-Waterloo morning show. He studies consumer behaviour and demand analysis among individuals, households and markets, agri-food and biotechnology innovation, and micro-economic theory in agri-food.

Prof. Sky Gilbert wrote an op-ed that was distributed by the QMI news agency and appeared in the London Free Press Friday. The article looks at the effect of funding cuts in the arts and humanities. Gilbert, who holds a University Research Chair in creative writing, is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, poet, author and director. He has written poetry collections, novels and a theatre memoir, and his plays have been produced around the world.

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