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March 27, 2014 - In the News

Prof. Jamie Gruman, Department of Management, was interviewed by local CBC Radio stations across Canada on the 100 Days of Happiness Challenge. The challenge prompts people to take a photo each day of something that makes them happy. Gruman discussed how the science of positive psychology suggests the challenge might be off-base and maybe even harmful for some people. He appeared on various CBC shows, including Mainstreet PEI. Gruman also discussed the topic on CBC’s The National. He is a founding member and chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.

Prof. Art Hill, Food Science, was interviewed on TVO’s flagship current affairs show, The Agenda. Host Steve Paikin asked Hill whether raw milk should be sold in Ontario, as it has been banned for 75 years. Hill said he has drunk raw milk but believes the risk of illness should preclude its sale. He has studied cheese technology, dairy chemistry and dairy processing. He consults with the dairy industry, and has influenced government and industry policies on issues such as milk pricing and the safety of cheese curds and raw milk cheese. In a later segment, Prof. Rene Van Acker, Plant Agriculture, was part of a panel discussion on genetically modified organisms.

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