Media Talk (June 22 – July 19, 2013)

“Media Talk” is a recurring summary of select Brock faculty, staff and student appearances in the media. If you have details of a media appearance to share with The Brock News, please send them to

Tony Bogaert

Tony Bogaert

June 22: Huffington PostAsexual Community Leaders Look Toward The Future
Featuring comments by Anthony Bogaert, professor, Community Health Sciences, about his research on understanding asexuality.

June 25: Canadian Press/CTV NewsFord ‘furious’ that province won’t rethink funding changes for social programs; Ford, Sousa clash over social programs funding
Featuring comments by David Siegel, professor, Political Science, on the relationship between the provincial government and municipalities in Ontario.

June 25: Ontario Farmer “Study says Ontario wines must cultivate an identity; Family history, local geography and culture can all be used to differentiate products”
Featuring comments by Maxim Voronov, associate professor of strategic management, about his research on legitimizing Ontario wines and using history and tradition in winery niche marketing initiatives.

June 26: McMaster University Daily NewsSharing ideas about community engagement
Featuring panel comments by Mary-Beth Raddon, associate professor, Sociology, about service learning at universities at the second annual “Community-Engaged Education: An Idea Exchange.”

June 27: CBC News (Hamilton)City says missing $1M likely came from several places
Featuring comments by David Siegel, professor, Political Science, about the investigation of a former City of Hamilton finance and corporate services employee suspected of defrauding the city of more than $1 million.

June 28: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewGood news for Niagara’s beaches
June 28: Niagara This WeekProtecting Niagara’s ‘hidden gems’
June 28: TV-Cogeco NiagaraNiagara Beaches
Featuring comments by Doug Hagar, a former University researcher, on the release of latest policy brief, “Niagara’s Beaches: Hidden Gems,” by Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory (NCO).

July 4: St. Catharines Standard “Brock gets research funding grant”
Featuring comments by Vincenzo De Luca, professor of Biological Sciences and Canada Research Chair in Plant Biotechnology, about an Ontario Research Fund (ORF) grant that his research team received worth $948,774. The ORF money is matching funding for a grant he received earlier this year from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

July 5: Barrie ExaminerBarrie girl graduates from university with 99% average
A convocation-day interview and profile of graduating Brock student Laura Broley who received both the Faculty of Mathematics and Science undergraduate Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medal, and Dean’s Medal for the highest standing in her Faculty.

July 8: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewRumble, young girl, rumble; The rise of female boxing
Featuring comments by Cathy van Ingen, associate professor of Kinesiology, who is an expert on boxing history and who also recently hosted a symposium on women in boxing in Toronto at the end of June.

July 8: AM 610 CKTB “Tim Denis in the Morning”
Paul Hamilton, associate professor of Political Science, was interviewed about the ongoing situation in Egypt.

July 10: St. Catharines StandardAnother title for Critelli
Story about Chris Critelli, Brock’s assistant director of Athletics, who captured the Ontario Golf Association (Niagara District) Championship for the fifth time in her career.

July 13: St. Catharines Standard (Community Voices) “A lesson on food after the storm” by Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker, associate professor, Teacher Education, Faculty of Education.

July 14: Foothills Research Institute “Interview with Michael Pisaric – ‘Burning Issues in Alberta’s Forests’ field tour
Interview with Mike Pisaric, assistant professor of Geography, who provides an overview of his research project during the Healthy Landscapes Program field tour held on July 11, entitled “Burning issues in Alberta’s forests: Fire regimes in the montane forests of the foothills and Jasper.”

July 15: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls Review (Regional section)Researcher sees benefits and challenges in DNA tests
Featuring comments by Ping Liang, associate professor of Biological Sciences and Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics, on the benefits and challenges of DNA testing in society.

July 17: Metro NewsGovernment nutrition experiments on hungry native kids in 1940s fuels outrage
July 17: Hamilton Spectator‘Paternalism with a technocratic gloss’
Featuring comments by Maureen Lux, associate professor of History, who teaches Canadian and Aboriginal history at Brock.

July 19: CBC News6 cool, quirky ways to weather the heat
Featuring comments by Stephen Cheung, professor, of Kinesiology and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics, on clever scientific ways to keep cool during the hot summer weather.

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