Tackling concussions, head-on

Tackling concussions, head-on

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2017 | No Comments

As a rugby player, Harrison Brown knows what it’s like to get a concussion, but he didn’t always receive the right medical treatment. During a high school rugby game, he was hit so hard, he stumbled off the field and vomited. It was a teammate — not a coach — who advised him to sit out for the rest of the game.

How to serve the best campus food in Canada

How to serve the best campus food in Canada

Posted by: on Nov 15, 2016 | No Comments

If you order a burger at the popular 100 Mile Grille food outlet in the University of Guelph’s Creelman dining hall, Mark Kenny can tell you exactly where all its parts come from: the meat is procured from local farmers and formed into patties at the University’s own meat processing facility; seasonal tomatoes and onions are grown nearby; the buns are made by a local artisan baker; and even the condiments, including spicy ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce, are made from scratch with local ingredients. To sweeten your accompanying tea or coffee, there’s honey from the campus apiary.

How to make peace with the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit your body

How to make peace with the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit your body

Posted by: on Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments

Most people have a love/hate relationship with germs: they love when germs keep them healthy but hate when they make them ill. A sickly childhood didn’t stop Jason Tetro, B.Sc. ’93, from becoming a germ expert and the author of two books: The Germ Code and The Germ Files. Also known as “The Germ Guy,” Tetro wants us to develop a healthy appreciation for the germs that live in, on and around us.

This I know: how a tattoo can heal

This I know: how a tattoo can heal

Posted by: on Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

FIRST PERSON

For 40 years, I took a lot for granted — my reflection in the mirror, how my clothes fit and my sense of self. On Sept. 14, 2013, all of that changed in an instant.

This I know: how to teach your baby sign language

This I know: how to teach your baby sign language

Posted by: on Sep 10, 2015 | No Comments

Babies usually begin saying their first words between the ages of one and two, but they can start communicating even earlier if they learn sign language, says Laura Berg, founder of My Smart Hands Inc., a company that teaches parents how to sign with their babies.