Profs, Grad Student In the News

April 16, 2014 - In the News

University of Guelph philosophy professor Karyn Freedman is featured in the Toronto Star April 16. The article discusses Freedman’s new book, One Hour in Paris, and the importance of rape survivors speaking out about their experiences. The book was also mentioned in a National Post article April 18.

Freedman uses her background as a philosopher and combines autobiographical events with philosophical, neuroscientific, and psychological reflections around the themes of trauma, recovery and gender inequality in the book. It’s set to be published April 23 by the University of Chicago Press and Freehand Books in Canada.

Prof. Rich Moccia, associate vice-president (strategic partnerships) addressed rumours regarding U of G’s decision to close its Kemptville campus and the effect on Kemptville’s dairy cows or quotas in today’s

In the article, Moccia said that no requests have been made to move Kemptville College’s dairy cows or quota to the new dairy research facility that’s being built in Elora. He also stressed that the consolidation initiative at Kemptville had nothing to do with the quota. The University announced in March that it was consolidating programs delivered at its Kemptville and Alfred campuses to improve efficiency, ensure quality and best serve the agri-food sector.

PhD student Steve Paiero was interviewed by Global News Tuesday about the possibility of brown marmorated stink bugs having an impact on Ontario farms. The bug was first found in Ontario and Quebec in 2010 and can do damage to a number of fruits and vegetables.

Paiero, who is the acting curator of the Insect Collection lab, discussed how the bugs are resilient to Canadian winters and do not have any natural predators. He added that since the bug is now here, it is unlikely that they will ever leave.

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