Profs, Staff Member Make Headlines

October 30, 2013 - In the News

History professor Kevin James was on Global Toronto TV Tuesday night, discussing the recent release of the 1921 census. James discussed how the census reveals the effect of World War I and Spanish flu on the Canadian population. An expert in Irish and Scottish history, James uses archival sources in his research. He was on the History Television’s show Ancestors in the Attic for several seasons as the on-air genealogist and as a researcher/panelist.

Global TV news also aired a feature story on U of G staff member and naturalist Chris Earley on Sunday. The story highlighted Earley’s talent for doing realistic bird calls and his work as the interpretive biologist and education co-ordinator with the Arboretum, where he has worked for more than 20 years.

OVC Prof. Michael Meehan was quoted in a weekend story in the National Post. The article looked at how people are looking for more meaningful ways to mark the death of a beloved pet. Meehan, who studies grief and euthanasia, says that the human-animal bond increasingly is being recognized as a legitimate attachment relationship.

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