Unearthing Sudbury's Soil Secrets: Trent Joins Sudbury Shared Harvest to Investigate Heavy Metals in Local Produce | CBC
Sudbury Shared Harvest is teaming up with Trent researcher Dr. Eric Sager to conduct a study on the quality of soil in Greater Sudbury for growing produce. The group, known for its community gardens, aims to test soil and vegetable samples for heavy metals to determine if mining operations in the area have impacted local soil and the safety of growing food. Volunteers living in Sudbury will grow lettuce and radish plants in their yards and send samples to Professor Sager’s lab to test for heavy metal contamination. The study aims to generate results and recommendations within a year, shedding light on the safety of locally- and home-grown produce in Sudbury.
Trent University's Learning Garden Program Cultivates Environmental Education at Ecology Park | Kawartha Now
Teacher candidates from Trent University's Learning Garden program are making a significant impact at GreenUp’s Ecology Park in Peterborough. Through workshops and garden-based activities, these aspiring educators are fostering a deep connection with the learning garden. The program aims to integrate nature into education, equipping teacher candidates with the skills to promote environmental sustainability in their future classrooms. The collaboration between Trent University and Ecology Park cultivates a love for nature among students that ultimately helps them become the next generation of environmentally conscious teachers.
Public Health Policies on Harm Reduction Spark Debate | The Hub
In his recent article in The Hub, Canadian Studies professor Dr. Christopher Dummitt takes a critical look at the reactions to government harm reduction policies. The Alberta government recently announced plans to expand involuntary treatment for severe drug addictions, and experts and media outlets were quick to criticize. Professor Dummitt’s op-ed highlights the uniformity of expert opinions and the need for varying perspectives in order to realize and advance innovative treatments to addiction.
CBC Caught in the Penalty Box of Sports Gambling Ads | The Globe & Mail
The CBC responded to criticism over sports gambling commercials during NHL hockey games saying the Sportsnet network controls the broadcasts and collects the advertising revenue. But despite the CBC’s efforts to absolve itself, Professor Christopher Cwynar, an assistant professor of communications at Trent University Durham GTA, says that the prevalence of these ads has created a worst-case scenario for the public broadcaster.