Researchers in the news

Researchers in the news

We are Canadian... Hear our youthful roar
Winnipeg Free Press, June 28, 2014

Commentary by associate professor in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Scott Henderson on how far Canada has come since changing the name from Dominion Day to Canada Day.

Brock researches pest killing fungus
St. Catharines Standard, June 28, 2014

Article about Brock’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) awards, with a particular emphasis on new research that could unlock the genetic secrets of a pest killing fungus, potentially leading to the development of new, safer pesticides for farmers.

Transforming Emerging International Ventures into Major Competitors in Foreign Markets
PR Newswire/ USNewswire/Reuters, June 20, 2014

Research by Goodman School of Business professors Dirk De Clercq and Lianxi Zhou that, to reap the benefits from their entrepreneurial posture in foreign markets, international young ventures must consider both the external context in which they compete and their internal organizational context, if the advantages of this posture are to outweigh the costs.

An Interview with Dr. Fiona Hunter, Medical Entomologist
Entomology Today, June 19, 2014

Q&A with biologist Fiona Hunter on the medical entomology profession.

Why denouncing lying may not be enough
The British Psychological Society (, June 18, 2014

Research by Brock University, the University of Toronto and McGill University that warning children about the negative repercussions of telling lies might not be an effective way of stopping them from doing it.

Does Reading 'Moral' Stories to Children Promote Honesty?, June 17, 2014

Research by Brock University, the University of Toronto and McGill University on how narrating classic "moral" stories to young children affected their willingness to tell the truth.

Election superpolls are no super idea
St. Catharines Standard, June 17, 2014

Commentary by political scientist David Siegel arguing that St Catharines’ plan for the location of voting places sacrifices too much citizen access in the name of efficient service delivery.

Do you love dogs? Then you're probably prejudiced: People who prefer canines tend to be more 'dominant and discriminatory'
Mail Online (UK), June 16, 2014

Reference to Brock University/ Ghent University, Belgium research that found that people who are more dominant have a tendency to believe humans are superior to animals, and therefore more likely to accept animal exploitation.

Covalon Announces Two New Board Members Following Annual Meeting
Canada Newswire, June 16, 2014

Announcement that chemist Ian Brindle was appointed to the company's Board of Directors at its annual shareholders meeting.

Looking at Link Between Violent Video Games and Lack of Empathy
New York Times, June 15, 2014

Reference to Brock University research that areas of the brain responsible for empathy become muted by violent images when teens are exposed to them over long periods of time.

WIN, chamber present Women in Business Awards luncheon
Niagara This Week, June 12, 2014

Debbie Inglis, director of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, wins Women In Niagara council’s Excellence in Science, Innovation and Technology award.

Falls turnout near top of province
St. Catharines Standard, Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Livianna Tossutti, an associate professor of political science at Brock University, comments on advance voter turnout in Niagara Falls.

I’m looking for a leader, not a BFF; Voters may not like him or his ideas, but I’ll take Tim Hudak and his plan
Hamilton Spectator, June 10, 2014

Quote from political scientist David Siegel that people need to feel comfortable with their leader.

Do people care about the provincial election?
St. Catharines Standard, June 6, 2014

Research by political scientist Livianna Tossutti that Canada is 127 out of 195 countries in terms of proportion of registered voters who exercised their right in the most recent federal elections.

Are school dress codes unfair to girls?
The Current, CBC Radio, June 4, 2014

Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies Rebecca Raby is a guest on a panel discussing dress codes in high schools.

Now’s the time to start protecting yourself from mosquitoes
1310 News (Vancouver), June 1, 2014

Advice by biologist and mosquito expert Fiona Hunter.

What Beijing learned from Tiananmen: Democracy isn’t needed for prosperity
The Globe and Mail, May 30, 2014

Quote by political scientist Charles Burton on the thinking of the Chinese government during the 1980s.

One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
The Daily Beast, May 30, 2014

Analysis by psychologist Maurice Feldman about methods and assumptions evaluators used in the case of a young mother who experienced a mental health episode.

Abnormal lung scan may be 'teachable moment' for smokers
Fox 29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, Florida, May 29, 2014

New research by epidemiologist Martin Tammemagi that the more serious a smoker’s CT scan results are, the more the smoker is likely to give up cigarettes. Other media outlets and specialty publications across North America picked up the story, including:

CT scans may scare smokers into quitting; CHCH TV, May 28, 2014

CT scans may scare smokers enough to make them quit: Study; Toronto Sun, May 28, 2014; The Sudbury Star; Fort McMurray Today; Brantford Expositor

CT scans scare smokers into quitting for good: Canadian study; Global News, May 29, 2014

Scary scans make smokers stop smoking: new Brock research; Research Matters, May 29, 2014

Cancer Screenings Are 'Teachable Moments' For Smokers; Could Get Them To Quit, Medical Daily, May 28, 2014

Lung cancer screening abnormalities prompted smoking cessation, Healio: Hematology/Oncology, May 28, 2014

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Scary CT Scans: Researchers at Brock University found that the more serious the scan results, the more smokers may actually kick the habit. “If it’s a bad screening result it can lead to a 12 per cent increase in smoking cessation. In other words they quit smoking” says researcher Martin Tammemagi. (CHCH TV interview with epidemiologist Martin Tammemagi, May 28, 2014)