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How to avoid falling victim to phishing scams

April 29, 2015

Professor Teju Herath was interviewd on AM 740, Zoomer Radio on why computer security is so important and how you can avoid falling victim to phishing scams.

No audio available.

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Ontario budget invests $10-million into major expansion for Brock business school

 Media Release: April 23, 2015


 

Brock University hails the Ontario government’s decision to invest $10-million over two years for expanding and renovating Brock’s Goodman School of Business.


The funding was announced in the 2015 Ontario budget, delivered today in the provincial legislature by Finance Minister Charles Sousa.


The government’s statement said, “This expansion will provide more students with innovative learning options and greater flexibility to gain the skills and knowledge required for success after they graduate.”


The government decision means Brock can now access further investment from the private sector and proceed with the much-needed expansion of its business school.


Brock President Jack Lightstone expressed delight at the announcement,
calling it “a visionary judgment that recognizes the key partnership role Brock plays with our host communities in the Niagara region.”


Lightstone said he was once again humbled by the support of St Catharines MPP Jim Bradley for supporting this proposal. He also thanked Reza Moridi, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, for recognizing the importance of the project.


“Brock is thrilled with the province’s investment in Niagara,” said Lightstone. “It is tremendous to see the government invest in the Goodman School to complement the transformative gift of Ned Goodman and the Goodman family.


“A year ago Brock signed a Strategic Mandate Agreement with the Ontario
government, in which the government affirmed Brock's mission, its special
strengths, and areas of growth and expansion. The Goodman School of Business was explicitly mentioned in our SMA.”


Brock has been working with partners and with provincial officials to assemble a viable plan that would enable the project. As a result, the University has been pursuing a proposal, expected to cost more than $22-million, to expand the Goodman School through renovation and additions.


Brock already has Canada’s largest business co-op program, and the improved facilities will allow Goodman to maintain its international standing and continue to attract some of the brightest minds in the country.
Part of the project cost will be covered though fund-raising and philanthropy, including a significant contribution from the 2012 gift by Goodman, a businessman and investment leader who is also the University’s former chancellor.


Don Cyr, Dean of the Goodman School of Business, praised the government’s decision and called it tremendous news for faculty and students.


“We are deeply gratified,” said Cyr. “The Goodman School of Business has well exceeded capacity in our current building, and our students and faculty will get a learning environment that reflects the dynamic, innovative school that is Goodman. We look forward to working with the government and all of our partners on the next steps.”


For more information or to arrange interviews:
* Dan Dakin, Media Relations Officer, Brock University ddakin@brocku.ca, 905-
688-5550 x5353 or 289-241-8288
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"Phishing" cyber-crime numbers staggering: professor

Professor Teju Herath featured in article in the Western Star

Read the full article here

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Goodman Consulting Group featured in the Globe and Mail

MBA Skills put to work on real world problems.

Read the full story here

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Health Charities trying bold new fundraising tricks; MS Society "Do you want to flee Canada?" initiative tailored for a world with Ice Bucket Challenges

Professor Todd Green featured in article on the new era of mobile fundraising.

Read more in the Toronto Star (subscription required to read this article)

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Marketing study on super-skinny models hits the airwaves on the radio

April 7, 2015

Professor Kai-Yu Wang is interviewed by local Ontario radio stations about his study on size 0 models.

CJBK Radio London
CHML Radio Hamilton
CKTB Radio St. Catharines

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Saskatchewan Fashion Week to use variety of model sizes

April 7, 2015

CKOM Saskatchewan includes Kai-Yu Wang's research in an article about Saskatchewan Fashion Week.

Read more here. 

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Results of skinny study surprising

April 7, 2015

Kai-Yu Wang is giving the fashion industry more reason to not hire super skinny models. Just last week, France’s lower house of parliament passed a measure banning ‘excessively thin’ fashion models saying any fashion house that uses them could face fines.

Professor Wang was interviewed by CHCH. Watch the video here.

 

 

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The mad unreality of women's fashion

April 7, 2015

Professor Kai-Yu Wang is interviewed by Grant LaFleche of the St. Catharines Standard about his research on consumer preferences for size 6 models.

Read more in the St. Catharines Standard. 

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Press Release: End of the super-skinny model?

April 7, 2015 

Women are ready to see fashion models that look like them. Luckily for the fashion industry, new Brock University research shows size six models will do a better job of marketing their products, especially to women with low self-esteem.

The research by Kai-Yu Wang, a marketing professor at Brock’s Goodman School of Business, shows that fashion brands can substitute their size zero models with average sized models without impacting either the model attractiveness rating or the product evaluation.

“With the debate around the use of super-skinny models, we wanted to find out if women preferred size zero models over average sized models” says Wang.

Wang and his co-author completed three studies to test their theories about whether women aged 18-25 preferred average size models or size zero models and the role that brand and self-esteem play in their preferences. They looked at both established companies with a history of using size zero models as well as fictional new brands.

“We expected that when they looked at print ads for an established brand, like Gucci, we would find that our participants would prefer the skinny models over the average sized model,” says Wang. “In fact, we found that average sized models could be used interchangeably with the size zero models with minimal impact on the evaluation of the model and the product.”

For new fashion brands that are just starting their advertising campaigns, they should hire average sized models, the research shows.

“This is because new brands are not associated with any particular cues,” says Wang. “Consumers tend to use accessible information (people around us) to make a judgment. Thus, they like average size models more than super-skinny models.”

In addition, the research also found that when new fashion brands are advertising, low self-esteem participants prefer average sized models over the skinny models. Such an effect was not observed among high self-esteem participants.

The study was co-authored with Dr. Xuemei Bian, a senior lecturer in marketing at the Kent Business School, University of Kent, U.K. The research paper, “Are size zero female models always more effective than average-sized ones? Depends on brand and self-esteem!” will be published in an upcoming issue of the European Journal of Marketing.
 

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Young consultants offer FreshInsights; A not-for-profit agency in Burlington, Ont., connects recent graduates with local businesses needing their expertise

April 1, 2015

Alumnus Scott Darlow (BBA Co-op 2013) is interviewed by the Globe and Mail about his experience working at the not-for-profit Burlington-based consulting firm FreshInsights. 

Read the full story in the Globe and Mail. 

 

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Goodman expert shares her tax tips for students

April 1, 2015

Accounting professor and tax expert Maureen Donnelly shares her five tax tips for students.

Read them at CityParent.com or the Canadian Business Journal or El Centro News (print-only).

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Student entrepreneurs driven to succeed

March 31, 2015

The Welland Tribune covers Goodman's Monster Pitch entrepreneurship competition. The student–run event, which runs annually and is in its fourth year, is organized by Brock U Entrepreneurship Club in partnership with the Goodman School of Business at Brock University in St. Catharines.

Read more in the Welland Tribune. 

 

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Monster Pitch students compete for grants

March 30, 2015

Bullet News Niagara highlights Monster Pitch, Goodman's student-run entrepreneurship competition.

Read more here. 

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Media Release: Student entrepreneurs hoping a Monster Pitch can lead to monster success

March 30, 2015

You may not know much about them now, but student-run startups Brock Delivery, Cross Border Housing, Handy Hand and Imagio could just be the next big entrepreneurial success story.

The four student-launched startups will compete on March 31 at Monster Pitch, an event hosted by Brock University’s Goodman School of Business. The Brock students will pitch their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs and small business advocates including: John Lettieri, Founder of Hero Certified Burgers; Jeff Brown, vice-president of Small Business at Meridian Credit Union; Spara Capital President Jason Sparaga (BBA ‘93); and Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ‘84), corporate director and co-founder of Women Get On Board. The guest speaker at the event will be entrepreneur Mohamad Fakih, founder of Paramount Fine Foods, a successful Ontario-based franchise with 10 locations.

The annual event is organized by the Brock U Entrepreneurship Club in partnership with the Goodman School of Business.

This year’s winning pitch will earn the young entrepreneurs a grant of $2,000 to put toward their business idea plus a prize package that includes mentoring and business services. For the first time, audience members will be able to vote for their favourite student entrepreneur, who will win an additional prize of $500.

Don Cyr, Dean of the Goodman School of Business, says that Monster Pitch is an important part of Goodman’s strategy to develop the talents of young entrepreneurs.

“I don’t think it is a coincidence that these startups were all part of Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship, our business incubator BioLinc’s youth development program,” says Cyr. “It takes hard work to start a new business and the four startups competing in Monster Pitch have demonstrated the tenacity, creativity and business knowledge needed to craft successful pitches to this exceptional panel of judges.”

The student-run event is supported by title sponsor Meridian Credit Union, founding sponsor Spara Capital and additional sponsors Paramount Fine Foods, Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario, Soundbox Niagara, Brock Business Students’ Association, Critelli’s Furniture and Top Hat Monocle.

Monster Pitch will be held Tuesday, March 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Amici’s Banquet Centre on Merrittville Hwy. in Thorold, just down the road from Brock University. Tickets for Monster Pitch are $10 and can be purchased online or in person at the Monster Pitch table in Mackenzie Chown A Block on Monday, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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Brock student saves fellow student

March 29, 2015

Goodman School of Business BBA student Melissa Trapani saves the life of a fellow Brock student.

Read more in the St. Catharines Standard.

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Paul Dunn on increasing the number of women on corporate boards

March 24, 2015

Paul Dunn is interviewed by The Ed Hand Show on Ottawa's 1310news about his research on increasing the number of women on corporate boards.

No audio is available.

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Globe and Mail: Ontario business school adds dual degrees

March 20, 2015

The Globe and Mail's biweekly business school news roundup interviews Don Cyr about Goodman's new dual degree partnerships with NEOMA Business School of France and Ireland’s Dublin City University.

Read more here.

 

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TV Cogeco covers Music Matters

March 20, 2015

Luminaries from the Canadian music industry gathered at Brock University recently to reflect on the state of the industry.

Watch the video here. 

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Celebrate Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Niagara Region on Monday, March 23rd

March 19, 2015

Newstalk 610 CKTB in Niagara highlights BioLinc and the Niagara Region's upcoming event to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

Read more here.

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Media Release: Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Niagara
March 19, 2015 
 
Niagara will join together March 23, 2015 to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship. The event, which is open to the public, will highlightentrepreneurship. The event, which is open to the public, will highlight the state of economic development in Niagara and showcase the range of supports and opportunities available to help Niagara youth create their own jobs. This event will be hosted by Brock University’s Goodman School of Business’s business incubator BioLinc in partnership with Niagara Region Economic Development.

The event will feature a keynote address entitled “Innovating in Urban
Economies: Economic Transformation and Ontario’s Digital Triangle” by Dr. David Wolfe, co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion, a showcase of the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship Program projects and conclude with the opportunity to network with high potential youth startups and business support organizations.

The Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program is a Niagara-based youth
entrepreneurship program that targets Niagara youth (ages 18-29) and
encourages them to explore their innovative ideas and advance their earlystage entrepreneurial aspirations. This event will also celebrate the first cohort of Niagara youth that have completed the program. 
 
Among the Niagara youth entrepreneurs who will be presenting their business ideas are Brock students Ian Farr and Sultana Naimi, who recently competed at Canada’s Business Model Competition held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Farr and Naimi are part of BioLinc’s Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program and are working on their business “Incounter” an app that focuses on bringing proximity-based business networking to the next level.

What: Celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Niagara Region
When: Monday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch included)

Where: Amici’s Banquet & Conference Centre, 2740 Merrittville Highway,
Thorold, ON

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Media Release: Goodman dual degree business program expanding to France, Ireland

March 18, 2015

Brock University students in the Goodman School of Business dual degree program will soon have the option of studying in France and Ireland, in addition to Niagara.

When business students start their careers, global experience helps a resumé stand out. So what could be more eye-catching than earning two degrees at once — and gaining work experience in Canada and in Europe?

At Brock University, the success of the Goodman School of Business dual degree program with Germany’s prestigious EBS Business School has led Goodman to expand its co-op dual degree program to universities in France and Ireland.

New partnerships have been struck with Dublin City University and with the NEOMA Business School of France, rated by the Financial Times as France’s most highly-regarded business school. The development creates 20 new spots for Goodman undergraduate students, and opens an additional 20 spots for students from the partner schools to study at Goodman.

The Goodman/EBS dual degree co-op program currently attracts more than 300 applications and accepts only 20 students.

Goodman is Canada’s only business school to offer an undergraduate co-op dual degree program. The partnership lets undergraduate business students earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brock as well as (a) a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from EBS, or (b) a Bachelor of Arts in Global Business from DCU, or (c) the Diplôme du Centre d’Etudes Supérieures Européennes de Management from NBS. Students also gain European and Canadian co-op work experience, and those studying at NEOMA complete their degree in French.

Don Cyr, Dean of the Goodman School of Business, says the addition of two partnerships creates new opportunities that benefit students and employers.

“Organizations value employees who understand the dynamics that are at play globally, and how they impact a business’s strategy,” says Cyr. “Expanding our program means more business school graduates, from Goodman and from our partner schools, are better prepared to deal with today’s corporate challenges.”

Jörg Schönfelder studied the first half of his degree at EBS, one of Germany’s top 3 business schools, then completed his degree at Goodman in 2012. He said it made him a better manager and leader, and gave him invaluable international experience.

“Students are forced to leave their personal comfort zones,” said Schönfelder, “and that’s a skill that cannot be overrated in today’s business world. They get to know new cultures and different ways of thinking.”

The two new dual degree programs will begin accepting applications in the fall of 2015 for classes in September 2016. Students who have already been accepted to Goodman’s dual degree program with EBS will have the option to study at one of the new partner schools.
 

 

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Todd Green talks Music Matters with CFBU

March 18, 2015

Professor Todd Green discusses Music Matters with CFBU, Brock University's on-campus radio station.

No audio available. 

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Panel set to discuss evolving world of music

March 17, 2015

An all-star panel of music experts will talk success, marketing and making money in the era of free music at Brock University on Thursday night.

Brock University's Goodman School of Business will host a behind-the-scenes look at success, marketing and making money in the era of free music on Thursday, March 19. "Music Matters: A conversation about the business of today's music industry" will discuss the challenges facing the industry, ethics and social responsibility, what's involved in making music and how to ensure that new talent is nurtured.

Read more in Niagara this Week.

 

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Todd Green talks Music Matters and social responsibility

March 14, 2015

Todd Green is interviewed by The Hamiltonian about Music Matters and his research on social responsibility in the music industry.

Read the blog post here. 

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Panel discusses music biz in the 'Age of Free'

March 13, 2015

In the 'Age of Free,' where does music fit?

Several industry professionals will discuss that challenge for a panel called Music Matters, at Brock University March 19. Moderated by Todd Green, an assistant professor of marketing with the Goodman School of Business, the panel will examine the difficulties musicians face in an industry which has completely changed its business model in the past decade.

Read the full article in the Niagara Falls Review.

 

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5 Days for the Homeless: Students sleep outdoors to raise awareness

March 13, 2015

The St. Catharines Standard interviews Brock students Kevin Collins, Melissa Trapani and Brittany Smith about the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. 

Article is not available online. 

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TV Cogeco spends some time with students taking part in 5 Days for the Homeless

March 12, 2015

Lori Taraba of TV Cogeco interviews Don Cyr, dean of the Goodman School of Business along with students Brittany Smith and Caleb Regier, Betty-Lou Souter of Community Care and Walter Sendzik, mayor of St. Catharines.

Watch the video on YouTube.

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Todd Green on Music Matters: a conversation about the business of today’s music

March 12, 2015

Todd Green is interviewed by Larry Fedoruk on 610CKTB. He talks about the upcoming Music Matters panel discussion and his research on social responsiblity in the music industry.

Listen to the interview here. 

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Paul Dunn on increasing the number of women on corporate boards

March 10, 2015

Professor Paul Dunn speaks with BizRadioCanada about female representation on corporate boards.

Audio will be available soon.

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Study Shows It's Hard to Bluff Your Boss

March 8, 2015

A new study co-authored by Professor Usman Raja found that a good supervisor can easily detect the motives of an employee, discerning when an employee is sucking up to them out of personal ambition versus when an employee is motivated by what’s good for the company.

Learn more about the study at psychcentral.com

 

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Brock students pulling all nighters outside for charity

March 6, 2015

Hamilton's AM900 CHML interviews student Brittany Smith about the upcoming 5 Days for the Homeless fundraiser for Community Cares of St. Catharines/Thorold.

No audio available 

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Maureen Donnelly talks tax tips for students

March 6, 2015

Accounting professor and tax expert Maureen Donnelly shares her five tax tips for students. 

Read more in the Exchange Magazine or at MNI Alive: Global Caribbean Media.

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Media Release: Brock students to sleep outside to raise funds for Community Care

March 5, 2015

Brock University students will be pulling all-nighters outside next week when they spend five days living and sleeping outdoors to raise awareness and money for homeless and at-risk youth.

Nineteen students will brave the elements from 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13 to raise money and food for Housing Help of Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold.

The initiative is part of 5 Days for the Homeless, a nationwide effort by university students to raise money for local charitable organizations.

In 2014, Brock University’s campaign raised a record $13,005 in cash and food donations for Community Care’s Housing Help. This year’s goal is $10,000 in cash and food donations.

The group will be camping out in front of Brock’s Taro Hall, with only pillows and sleeping bags. Participants will not have access to food, save for the perishable food donated to them. Students will be required to attend classes while living and sleeping outside.

On Wednesday, March 11, St. Catharines mayor Walter Sendzik will join the students for an evening in the cold. He will help them fundraise from 8 to 11 p.m.

Don Cyr, Dean of Brock’s Goodman School of Business, will also join the students on March 11. He slept outside last winter.

“This winter, as with last, we’ve been unable to avoid the record-breaking cold weather,” Cyr notes. “Most of us are fortunate enough to have somewhere warm to go. But many in our community don’t have that security. That’s why I encourage our local community to give generously to 5 Days for the Homeless in support of Community Care.”

The Brock Business Students’ Association has been co-ordinating the University’s involvement in 5 Days for the Homeless since 2008. For business student Heather Bernie, who will be participating for the first time this year, sleeping outside is a way of educating others about the “everyday struggles” of homeless people in Niagara.

“After working for United Way, a proud supporter of Community Care, I gained better insight into the daily difficulties of homeless people in the Niagara region, and now I want to educate other students,” Bernie says.
“The goal is to make a difference and show others how they can be a part of change in their community.”

Betty-Lou Souter, CEO of Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold knows first-hand the struggles of the homeless and those on the verge of being homeless.

“In 2014, Housing Help received 16,976 phone calls from individuals who needed assistance with issues related to housing and homelessness,” Souter says. “Many of these calls were from youth between 16 and 24 years of age with 65 per cent of them being female. Students taking part in 5 Days for the Homeless are in this same age range; youth helping youth. We at Community Care thank Brock University and the 5 Days for the Homeless students for choosing to be the one to make a difference in someone’s life.”

From March 8 to 13, donations of non-perishable food and money will be accepted outside Taro Hall at Brock. Donations are also always accepted at Community Care’s warehouse at 12 North St. in St. Catharines.
 

 

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Media Release: Panel will look at making money in the era of free music

March 3, 2015

Music is the soundtrack to our lives. We hear it on the radio, on commercials, and in the mall. We download it, stream it and share it. Music is more accessible than ever and yet the industry has never been more in flux.

Brock University’s Goodman School of Business will host a behind-the-scenes look at success, marketing and making money in the era of free music on March 19.

“Music Matters: A conversation about the business of today’s music industry” will discuss the challenges facing the industry, ethics and social responsibility, what’s involved in making music and how to ensure that new talent is nurtured.

Familiar names at Music Matters are broadcaster Alan Cross, who has spent more than 30 years in the music business and is best known for his radio show “The Ongoing History of New Music”; musician Murray Foster of The Cocksure Lads, Great Big Sea and Moxy Früvous; Ivar Hamilton, vice-president of marketing for Universal Music Canada; Noah Mintz, an audio mastering engineer who has worked with some of Canada’s most successful indie and major label acts; and Eric Alper, director of media relations for eOne Music Canada and a well-known music commentator.

Moderating the panel will be Todd Green, Goodman School of Business assistant professor of marketing, who researches corporate social responsibility in the music industry. Green quickly realized during his research interviews with musicians and other insiders the difficulty that musicians face as they try to earn a living.

“As a culture, when did it become acceptable for us not to pay for a product?” Green asks. “We don’t walk out of the grocery store without paying for the food we bought and supporting the farmers that produced it, so why is it OK for us to steal a song?”

Don Cyr, Dean of the Goodman School of Business, describes the panel as a candid look at the intersection of art and business.

“Life as a successful musician has become about winning the ‘battle of the brands,’” Cyr says. “While talent may still count, musicians and record labels have to be savvy marketers and self-promoters to reach their fans and consumers.”

The event will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre at Brock University. Tickets cost $5 and all proceeds go to MusiCounts, a non-profit organization that supports music education in Canada.

Tickets for Music Matters are available in person or by phone at the Centre for the Arts Box Office (905-688-5550 x 3257).
 

 

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Fraud researcher Teju Herath featured in Office of Research Services March podcast

March 1, 2015 

BrockUResearch: Consider This is a monthly podcast seriesby the Office of Research Services and co-produced with Brock University’s radio station, CFBU. Each month, Brock researchers tackle an issue of interest to the community. They draw upon their findings, insights and experiences to broaden and deepen understanding in a particular area.

March’s podcast is, Deliberate deception: the heads-up on fraud.

Identity theft, bogus investment opportunities, stolen credit card information: in this increasingly technological world, becoming a victim of a fraud is a very real concern. The Competition Bureau of Canada has named March as being Fraud Prevention Month.

Joining Prof. Herath is Angela Book from the Department of Psychology and Voula Marinos from the Department of Child and Youth Studies with remarks from Detective Sergeant Paul Spiridi, head of the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Central Fraud Unit.

 

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Keeping Grads at the Leading Edge

February 26, 2015

Professor Anteneh Ayanso is interviewed by the Toronto Star as part of their profile of Goodman's MBA specialization in Big Data. 

Read the full story about how Goodman is keeping MBA grads at the leading edge of Big Data. 

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Paul Dunn on the government's approach to increasing women on corporate boards

February 26, 2015

Professor Paul Dunn is interviewed by Barb DiGiulio of Newstalk 1010 about the government's approach to increasing the number of women on corporate boards.

Listen to the interview.

 

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Antonia Mantonakis: "Coupons add an element of intrigue and excitement."

February 26, 2015

Antonia Mantonakis is interviewed by fashion and lifestyle website racked.com about Bed Bath and Beyond's successful strategy of using coupons. 

Read the full article, "Calculated Chaos: Examining the Brilliant Strategy Behind Bed Bath and Beyond" here.

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Media Release: Goodman School of Business new platinum sponsor of NEYA

February 20, 2015

Goodman School of Business new platinum sponsor of Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The Goodman School of Business will be celebrating with Niagara entrepreneurs tonight.

The Brock University business school will be announced as a platinum sponsor of the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (NEYA) at tonight’s award ceremony.

The partnership between NEYA and the Goodman School of Business provides NEYA with support to continue to bring together entrepreneurs from across Niagara and create an ongoing program to provide development opportunities to nominees.

The Goodman School of Business has been involved with NEYA since its inception in 1993, when representatives from the business school, then known as Brock’s Faculty of Business, were part of a group of community leaders that determined local entrepreneurs should be recognized for their hard work and success.

“We have had a 22 year long relationship with NEYA and this sponsorship reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting entrepreneurs in our community,” says Don Cyr, dean of the Goodman School of Business. “This is a unique program in Niagara, and it provides a much needed platform to showcase innovation and success.”

As part of the platinum sponsorship, the Goodman School of Business offers financial support as well as assistance with the preparation of nomination packages and five complimentary courses from the Centre for Innovation, Management and Enterprise Education (CIMEE) to Emerging Entrepreneur and Innovative Small Business Award Nominees whose business is under five years old.

The business school also supports community entrepreneurship through BioLinc, an on-campus business incubator and Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship, a youth entrepreneurship training and development program. Service-Learning which provides student teams to work with community partners on projects that are linked to their course work, and the Business Consulting Group which is a student-run management consulting team.
 

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Professor Antonia Mantonakis comments on cross-border shopping

February 18, 2015

Professor Antonia Mantonakis comments on the consumer behaviour behind cross-border shopping.

Read more in the Star.

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Trivium Industries, a BioLinc resident company, featured on CHCH

February 12, 2015

BioLinc manager Dan Lynch is interviewed by CHCH Hamilton, Halton and Niagara about Trivium Industries, a BioLinc resident company. 

Read more here.

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A Grade Forecasting Strategy for Students

February 6, 2015

How optimistic are you that you will do well in a class? And how well place is your optimism? 

Michael Armstrong writes abouthis research on grade forecasting and how weaker students are more likely overetimate how well they are doing in their course. 

Read more in Faculty Focus

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Do it for Doczy campaign supports Brock student

February 2015

The Brock community rallied behind Milan Doczy after he was diagnosed with cancer and worked together to raise funds for his treatment. 

Geoff Hoover, a finance instructor at the Goodman School of Business, helped organize the fundraiser

Read more about the Do it for Doczy campaign:

St. Catharines Standard: Putting cancer on ice
Yahoo! Sports
National Post: Milan Doczy faces toughest fight yet; Doczy gets three doses of 'great news'

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Professor Brian Metcalfe on foreign banks in China

February 3, 2015

Professor Brian Metcalfe, co-author with Ernst & Young LLP of a report on foreign banks in China is interviewed by Ecns.cn, the official English-language website of China News Service (CNS).

The report found that foreign banks in China were optimistic about their prospects for revenue growth. 

Read more at ecns.cn

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Paul Dunn: Breaking the boardroom gender barrier

January 28, 2015

Professor Paul Dunn is interviewed by Tim Denis on Niagara's 610 CKTB. He talks about breaking the boardroom gender barrier.

No audio is available.

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Antonia Mantonakis on how to set realistic goals for change

January 9, 2015

Antonia Matonakis is interviewed by Research Matters about her research on motivation and willpower and how we can achieve our goals.

Read more at Research Matters

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Deb McPhee: Coping strategies for parents with kids in competitive hockey.

December 30, 2014

Professor Deb McPhee is interviewed by Calgary CBC Radio1 and Edmonton's CBC Radio 2 about her reserach on coping strategies for parents with kids in competitive hockey.

No audio is available.

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Professor Samir Trabelsi is interviewed by Tunisia's Express FM and Radio Tunis.

December 19, 2014

Accounting Professor Samir Trabelsi is interviewed by Tunisia's Express FM and Radio Tunis. He spoke about research and graduate programs at the Goodman School of Business.

 

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Four reasons not to fear the GMAT

December 16, 2014

Carrie Kelly, Director of Graduate Programs, blogs for MBA.com's Ask the School Expert section

Read her blog post on the four reasons not to fear the GMAT.

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Professor Todd Green on Giving Tuesday and Ethical Gift-Giving

December 2, 2014

Professor Todd Green is interviewed by 610 CKTB about his research on Ethical Gift-Giving and what Giving Tuesday is.

No audio available. 

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Eric Dolansky speaks to BNN about pricing and the effect it has on consumers

November 28, 2014

Are consumers in the dark about price hikes ahead of the holidays?

Eric Dolansky, assistant professor at the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, examines the sequences of pricing and the effect it has on consumer habits.

Watch his interview on the Business News Network.

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The three reasons a non-business undergrad should consider an MBA.

November 21, 2014

Carrie Kelly, Director of Graduate Programs, blogs for MBA.com's Ask the School Expert section

Read her blog post on the three reasons a non-business undergrad should consider an MBA.

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Bullying leaps from playground to the office

November 20, 2014

Professor Lisa Barrow is interviewed about adult bullying in the workplace.

Read the story in the Niagara Falls Review.

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Lisa Barrow talks about her research on workplace bullying.

November 16, 2014

Lisa Barrow is on the Jill Bennett Show on Vancouver's AM980 to talk about workplace bullying.

No audio available. 

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Barbara Sainty on the role of social media in influencing career success

November 15, 2014

Barbara Sainty is on air with the Motts on Newstalk 1010 (Toronto) and CKTB St. Catharines/Niagara to speak about her research on the role of social media in influencing career success.

Listen to the interview.

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A crafty way to grow a business

November 13, 2014

Goodman's Service-Learning program contribute to local non-profit "Well Preserved" is highlighted in an article in Niagara This Week.

Read the story here. 

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Workplace coping strategies of hockey parents

October 23, 2014

Professor Deborah McPhee is interviewed by Vancouver's News1130 about her research on the coping strategies of hockey parents.

 

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The U.S. and Canada must treat the Ebola epidemic at its source

October 21, 2014

Michael Armstrong's op-ed in the Buffalo News highlights the threat (and costs) of the Ebola epidemic.

Read the story here.

 

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Deb McPhee talks about the coping strategies for hockey parents.

October 20, 2014

Professor Deborah McPhee is on Kitchener's 570News to talk about the workplace coping strategies used by hockey parents. 

Listen to the interview here.

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Slow reaction to Ebola is costly

October 12, 2014

Michael Armstrong's letter to the editor about the Ebola crisis is published in the Toronto Star. Using statistical calculations, Prof. Armstrong provided predictions about Ebola's growth.

Read more in the Toronto Star.

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The more complex the name, better the wine?

October 10, 2014

Antonia Mantonakis's research on the impact of a winery's name on taste is discussed in the Journal de Montréal in an article by Claude Langlois. Prof. Mantonakis's research found that individuals tended to assume that the bottle of wine that has the more complex name, is the better quality wine. 

Read the article here (In French only)

 

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Research Matters talks Big Data with Goodman Prof Ayanso

September 29, 2014

Professor Anteneh Ayanso is interviewed by Research Matters about his research in how e-commerce affects business performance and the usefulness of Big Data. 

Read the full story in the Research Matters Blog.

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Coping strategies for parents with kids in competitive hockey

September 29, 2014

Professor Deborah McPhee is interviewed by 660 News about her research on coping strategies for parents with kids inc ompetitive hockey.

Read more here. 

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"Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship," a hands-on entrepreneurship training program.

September 24, 2014

Don Fraser's Bizzline in the St. Catharines Standard covers BioLinc's Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program.

Read more here

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Brock receives cash for youth entrepreneurship program

September 22, 2014

EZ Rock 105.7 reports on BioLinc's new Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program.

Read more here. 

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Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship

September 22, 2014

Support provided by the Government of Ontario’s On-campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program will allow the Goodman School of Business‘ BioLinc business incubator at Brock University to launch Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship, a hands-on entrepreneurship training program for Niagara youth.

“This program, hosted by our BioLinc facility, will strengthen Brock and Niagara’s entrepreneurial activities and in turn grow our University’s entrepreneurial culture and opportunities over the long-term,” says Don Cyr, Dean, Goodman School of Business.

“At BioLinc, ‘BIO’ means new and unique Business Ideas and Opportunities so this new program will leverage our institution’s assets, as well as Niagara’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, to provide young entrepreneurs with the activities, training and resources that will help them determine if entrepreneurship is a viable career choice for them.”

The OCEA program is part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne in October 2013. Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is managing the administration of the $5 million OCEA program.

Read more about the announcment at Brock News

 

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Michael Armstrong: Rockets were threats, not toys

September 13, 2014

Professor Michael Armstrong's research on the Israel Iron Dome missile defense system is featured in his Op-Ed in The Jerusalem Post.

Read the full story here.

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Michael Armstrong: Israeli rocket defense system saves lives but depletes budget

September 4, 2014

Professor Michael Armstrong's research on the Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system is featured on Gazeta, Russia's leading internet newspaper. The article discusses how the Israeli rocket defense system saves lives but depletes budgets.

Read the full article in Russian.