Brain activity ‘dampened’ by vaped THC, similar to those with schizophrenia: Ontario study

A new study by Ontario researchers suggests that brain activity in rats exposed a single time to THC – the vapourized psychoactive component of marijuana – is similar to those with schizophrenia and cannabis-induced psychosis. Lead author Jibran Khokhar, an…

Actor Jon Hamm gives Guelph a shoutout in latest SkipTheDishes ad

Guelph is getting some national attention thanks to actor Jon Hamm portraying an “honourary Canadian” in the latest SkipTheDishes advertisement. In the ad, released Sept. 16, Hamm correctly points out that Yukon Gold potatoes are from the southwestern Ontario city…

Former Ontario cabinet minister joins University of Guelph’s diversity and human rights team

The University of Guelph has announced that former Ontario cabinet minister Indira Naidoo-Harris has been named assistant vice-president of diversity and human rights. Naidoo-Harris, also a well-known journalist and human rights advocate, will start her new job later this month.…

Insect migration studied with the help of tiny ‘fanny packs’: researcher

Fanny packs are back in style, but it’s not only humans who are sporting them. A new study by University of Guelph researchers, in connection with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, has equipped a pair of insect species – monarch…

‘Crazy discovery:’ Salamander-eating pitcher plants found in Ontario: study

In what is believed to be a first in North America, researchers in Canada have found a carnivorous plant consuming salamanders in Ontario’s Algonquin Park wetlands. Story continues below According to a University of Guelph paper published on June 5…

Manitobans paying more for fruits and vegetables at the grocery store

The price of groceries in Manitoba, fresh vegetables in particular, are on the rise, and there’s no sign of it going down this year. Between March 2016 and March 2019 the food index increased 3.1 per cent in Manitoba, while…

76% of Canada’s domestic homicide victims are female: study

More than three quarters of Canada’s domestic homicide victims were women, according to a new report released Thursday that said belonging to some specific demographic groups elevates the risk of a violent death even more. The report from the Canadian…

Report shows meat prices will drop in 2019, but how will this affect local producers?

Canada’s Food Price Report, developed by researchers with the University of Guelph and Dalhousie University, predicts meat prices will decline in 2019 — the first time since the study was established nine years ago. But what could those decreases mean…