Profs, Staff in the News

October 07, 2013 - In the News

Prof. Gard Otis, School of Environmental Sciences, was interviewed by CTV News Channel about a growing hornet threat in China. There hornets have attacked and injured more than 1,600 people and killed 41 in the last three months. Otis explained why the hornets are attacking, where they come from, and ways to prevent wasp attacks. An expert in wasp behaviour, he spent the summer in Vietnam researching wasps and hornets.

Prof. Sean Lyons was interviewed by the National Post for a story called “Millennial Ire: Educated But Labelled as Entitled, They’re Facing an Economy With Fewer Opportunities.” The story looked at the struggle faced by young adults in finding full-time employment. Lyons, Department of Business, discussed how changing economic patterns and a shift in expectations affects young adults. He has studied intergenerational differences and their impacts on workplace dynamics and managing people.

The resumption of a mourning dove hunt led to an interview for Chris Earley of the University of Guelph Arboretum for the Toronto Star story “It’s Open Season on Mourning Doves in Parts of Ontario.” Earley, interpretive biologist and education co-ordinator at the Arboretum, talked about the hunt’s impact on the dove population. He thinks it will have a minimal impact on doves but may affect other species such as hawks.

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