Media Talk (Sept. 22 – Oct. 15, 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

Veena Dwivedi

Veena Dwivedi

Sept. 22: The Toronto Star (opinion/commentary) “Hollywood puts a thin mask on racial stereotyping” by Veena Dwivedi, associate professor, Applied Linguistics.

Sept. 22: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewBrock students hold volunteer blitz
Sept. 24: Niagara This WeekBadgers give back to community
Featuring comments by Kristen Smith, manager, Student Life & Community Experience, and Alyssa Berardocco, student co-ordinator for Community Outreach & Service Learning Initiatives, about the sixth annual Brock Cares Day of Service initiative, which saw more than 150 Brock students volunteering with 17 different service projects in communities across Niagara.

Sept. 25: St. Catharines Standard (community voices) “It’s getting harder to know fact from fiction” by Ian Brindle, special advisor and professor, Chemistry.

Sept. 26: CBC (Hamilton)HSR fixing ‘broken’ culture in unit, director says
Featuring comments on workplace harassment by Lisa Barrow, assistant professor of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics from the Goodman School of Business.

Sept. 26: CBC Radio – Q with Jian Ghomeshi The Eurovision Song Contest’s highstakes tale
Radio interview with Karen Fricker, assistant professor of Dramatic Arts, about the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sept. 26: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewBrock University becomes Ontario’s second designated Fair Trade Campus
Featuring comments by Brock Fair Trade Club co-presidents Anneka Bosse and Charissa DiMarco about the University becoming Canada’s sixth Fair Trade Campus.

Sept. 27: Grimsby-Lincoln NewsGrape harvest expected to go later this year
Featuring comments by CCOVI viticulturist Jim Willwerth based on early results from the grape and wine institute’s popular preharvest monitoring program.

Sept. 30: Globe & Mail Labour costs in spotlight as Canadian grocery wars shift to front lines
Featuring comments by Kendra Coulter, assistant professor, Labour Studies.

Oct. 1: CBC / Metro Morning (Toronto) “Conflict Of Interest?
– CBC News (Toronto) “Mammoliti, Shiner get rent deals from Toronto developers
David Siegel, professor, Political science, was interviewed on the radio and quoted in an online story about two Toronto councillors who have been paying well below the market rate to rent apartments from developers that have millions of dollars in contracts with the city.

Oct. 1: Niagara This Week‘What happens then? Nobody knows’
Oct. 4: AM 900 CHML (Hamilton), “The Scott Thompson show”
Oct. 7: St. Catharines StandardU.S. federal shutdown worries Niagara business
Various interviews with Blayne Haggart, assistant professor, Political Science, about the U.S. Federal shutdown.

Oct. 3: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewBrock prof nominated for Governor General Literary Award
Featuring comments by Adam Dickinson, associate professor, English Language and Literature, who’s book of poetry, The Polymers, has been nominated for a Governor General Literary Award.

Oct. 4: Hamilton Spectator (commentary) “Not our dads’ unions anymore” co-written by Larry Savage, associate professor, Centre for Labour Studies.

Oct. 4: Radio Canada InternationalCanada’s leader seeks Asian business, investment
Featuring comments by Charles Burton, associate professor, Political Science.

Oct. 6: Toronto SunAthletes struggle while sports execs score gold
Interview with Lucie Thibault, professor and chair, Sport Management, about compensation for Canada’s top-performing international athletes.

Oct. 8: CBC Radio (Winnipeg) “Full day kindergarten debate
Interview with Mary-Louise Vanderlee, associate professor in the Faculty of Education’s Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, about the prospect of implementing full day kindergarten in Winnipeg’s largest school division

Oct. 9: CBC News (Hamilton) “Parkview and Mountain parents fear for the future
Featuring comments by Sheila Bennett, professor and chair, Teacher Education, about the trend away from having students with special needs in specialized schools.

Oct. 10: AM 610 CKTB “Tom McConnell Show”
Interview with Marilyn Rose, professor, English Language and Literature, about Canadian author Alice Munro who recently won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Oct. 11: CHCH-TV (Hamilton) “Your Health with Maria Hayes”
Oct. 13:
St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewNew bug lab opens for business at Brock
Interviews with Fiona Hunter, professor, Biological Sciences, about the opening of the Level 3 Containment Lab (CL3) in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex and the work that she and her students will be doing on West Nile Virus and mosquitoes.

Oct. 14: The Toronto StarOntario universities embrace mid-term “fall break” to ease students’ minds
Featuring comments by Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) President Cooper Millard about the University’s decision to implement a Fall Break for the first time this year.

Oct. 15: Hamilton Spectator (opinion/letters) “Our children must understand First Nations issues” by Lorenzo Cherubini, professor and director, Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research & Education at Brock.

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