Access to "ethical" food often available only to the wealthy, study finds

The benefits of buying "ethical" food at farmer's markets and organic grocers often comes at the expense of equal access, according to a new study at the University of Guelph.  Professor and Director of the Arrell Food Institute, Evan Fraser, and researcher Kelly Hodgins highlight a paradox within the "ethical eating" movement. There are several reasons that prevent lower-income people from accessing these foods, ranging from higher prices, to social stigma, to geography.  

Ducks Unlimited, First Nations and Metis partner to study N.W.T. boreal forest

Now employed at Ducks Unlimited, former MSc grads, Michael Merchant, and Becca Warren are part of the biggest project this organization has ever done. Ducks Unlimited Canada is in the middle of an ambitious survey of more than 31 million hectares of the Northweat Territories' wilderness.  The project will take about two years from start to finish, and result in a highly detailed digital map that will incluce information about existing habitats, and what plants make up those habitats.

FRAN Professor, Jess Haines, part of massive healthy study recruiting hundreds of local families

CSAHS own Jess Haines, is looking for 300 more families to partake in a health study aimed to determine how we establish healthy habits early in life.  Participating families will be followed for a 20 year period to look at how habits that were formed as children impact them as adults.  Haines is looking specifically for families with children between the age of 18 months and 6 years old, since this age range is critical for creating healthy habits th

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New U of G awards recognize innovative CSAHS research

Two researchers from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) have been named recipients of prestigious U of G research awards.

Prof. Meghan McMurtry, Department of Psychology, has been selected to receive the Research Excellence Award.

McMurtry says her ultimate research goal is to improve the understanding of the complex interactions of factors that impact children’s pain and health, to identify the best practices for intervention.

Pioneering cannabinoid research at UoG with Psyc Professor, Dr. Linda Parker

Photo of Dr. Linda ParkerDr. Linda Parker is a psychology and neuroscience professor at the University of Guelph and has been studying the pharmacological properties of cannabinoids on brain behaviours for almost two decades. She is the current president of the CCIC and is the 2016 recipient of the ICRS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Psyc Professor, Dr. Barbara Morrongiello, on the importance of watching children swim this summer despite swimming lessons

Photo of Dr. Barbara MorrongielloDr. Barbara Morrongiello, a psychology professor at the University of Guelph who holds a Canada Research Chair in child and youth injury prevention, conducted a study with her colleagues looking at the safety of children while they swim. She concluded that parents often overestimate their childs ability to swim compared to the assessment of instructors.

Turning up the heat on sexuality research

An innovative lab at the U of G is providing a non-invasive, cost-effective method for clinically measuring sexual responses.

Researchers at the Psychophysiology of Sexual Health (POSH) lab are using thermal imaging technology to bring a unique perspective to physical sexual response and its effect on overall quality of life.

Prof. Tuuli Kukkonen of the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, the director of the POSH lab, says that she specifically designed the lab to examine issues surrounding the measurement of physical sexual arousal.

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