U of G Profs Make Headlines

May 19, 2010 - In the News

Research by a U of G integrative biology professor John Fryxell was featured in the Ottawa Citizen and by United Press International (UPI) Wednesday.

Fryxell recently published a study in the journal Science on how current ad hoc management practices make fish and wildlife populations unstable and more vulnerable to extinction. The study, which he conducted with U of G ecologist Kevin McCann and scholars from the United States and Norway, concludes that wildlife resource managers should rethink policies for the sustainable harvesting of fish and wildlife populations. More information

The Ottawa Citizen wrote an editorial about the research, discussing why efforts to manage responsibly fish and wildlife populations might in the end cause more harm than good.

UPI also wrote an article about the study, which was distributed to various newspapers and media outlets in the United States via its newswire service.

Prof. Sean Lyon's research on the lofty career expectations of the millennial generation was featured in Tuesday's Financial Post. It was the subject of both a news article and a column.

Published recently in the Journal of Business and Psychology, the business professor's study found that a majority of Canadian undergraduate students about to enter the workforce presume they will be promoted within the first 18 months of starting a job and be handed a 63-per-cent increase in their salary within the first five years.

The study surveyed some 24,000 undergraduate university students between 18 and 27. Participants were asked about their expectations related to career, advancement and pay, as well as their desired work attributes.

In addition to the articles in the Financial Post, the research has received significant media attention, including coverage on CTV News Channel, CBC The National as well as several newspapers across the country.

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