Profs Making Headlines

January 15, 2014 - In the News

Prof. Bob Friendship, Department of Population Medicine, was interviewed by the Globe and Mail in a story that was published on January 15 about a new disease threatening the Canadian pork industry. Friendship, a swine health management specialist, said porcine epidemic diarrhea is arriving in Canada from the United States, where it has increased costs for pork products. Pork industry experts expect the cold weather could make the disease harder to control.

Fred Vaughan, professor emeritus in political science, spoke to the Canadian Press for a Global News article that was published on January 15 about the controversial appointment of Canadian Supreme Court justice Marc Nadon. Regarded as a pre-eminent expert on Supreme Court history and a writer of books on the court, Vaughan retired from U of G in 1996. Vaughan discussed the qualifications of Nadon and how these matched up with previous appointees.

Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, College of Management and Economics, was interviewed by the Toronto Star about the potential shortage of Velveeta cheese, in a story printed on January 10. Charlebois, who studies food distribution and policy, said most food shortages are all about marketing, with the suggestion of scarcity driving consumer demand. He said there are few real shortages, and that manufacturers are often able to alleviate any shortages quickly.

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