As our demands on rural landscapes intensify, our climate changes and our concern for the natural environment grows, the need for innovative ways to address current and emerging environmental issues is critical. Sharing knowledge and promoting conversations around conservation in Canada is an integral part of contemporary and inclusive Environmental Governance.
Global hunger has dropped each year between 2005 and 2016 and development officials were considering that we could be on our way to eradicating hunger. However, this year showed a 4.5 per cent increase in those experiencing daily hunger, which is an increase of 38 million people. The increase is because of conflict and climate change.
Family Relations and Applied Nutrition professor, Carla Rice, was among two other University of Guelph Professors to be elected into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Elected for her exceptional contribution to her field of study, which is helping people relate across differences and address power in affirmative ways.
Jess Haines, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Professor as well as associate director of the Guelph Family Healthy Study at the University of Guelph, has found that parents tend to pack snacks higher in sugar for their girls lunches compared to boys lunches. The study looked at kids between 18 months and 5 years.
Psychology Professor, Kaitlyn McLachlan, is leading a new project in Yukon that will use EEG machines and video to record eye movements aiming to detect Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) sooner. Earlier detection could help direct resources to peple with FASD much sooner. The goal is to develop "validated, fast, reliable and efficient screening technologies," that allow for quick evaluations.
The agricultural industry is experiencing a loss of youth who are interested in continuing their family business in farming. Sociology and Anthropology Professor, Dr. Sharada Srinivasan, is focusing her studies on what draws youth to farming instead of what has been deterring them.
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.
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.
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 he