Profs Make Headlines

November 20, 2013 - In the News

Prof. Gard Otis, School of Environmental Sciences, was interviewed by National Geographic Weekend about wasps and bees in Asia. Based on his studies of bees in Vietnam this past summer, Otis discussed how the insects learn to survive and defend themselves against wasp attacks. He also talked about why wasps attack people.

Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, College of Management and Economics, was interviewed by CBC Ontario Morning for a story on the closing of the Heinz plant in Leamington. Charlebois, an expert in food distribution and policy, discussed the closure amid changes in food processing in Ontario and the long-term outlook for local farmers. He suggested locally run co-ops may be a marketing option for farmers.

Prof. Sunghwan Yi, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, was interviewed by the National Post for an article on online shopping. The article discussed the growth of the industry and how consumers can make smart purchases. Yi, who has previously studied excessive shopping, discussed strategies and tips for avoiding online shopping.

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