Research Café on Sept. 22

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Café on Sept. 22

Lineup expands for Mapping the New Knowledges research conference

The Niagara Community Observatory (NCO) presents two Research Cafés, the first on Wednesday, Sept. 22, as part of the 2010-11 lineup for the annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student research conference.

The NCO and the Niagara Region Public Health department will co-host “Towards Healthy Hearts for Niagara's Children,” a research café on Sept. 22, featuring information from Brock researchers and students; research from Heart Niagara; programs offered in the community by the YMCA of Niagara and Niagara Region Public Health; and a youth panel. This event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., at the YMCA Healthy Kids Centre, 360 Niagara St., St. Catharines.

On Oct. 19, NCO presents a second research café “Developing the Well-Rounded Child,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Community Room, Gale Centre, 4171 Fourth Ave., Niagara Falls. Several Brock faculty and student researchers will discuss their work in the fields of psychology, education, and physical education. After the presentations, there will be an opportunity for round-table discussion.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Mapping the New Knowledges is held annually to showcase the research contributions of Brock's vibrant graduate student community. It is presented in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Brock Research and the Graduate Students' Association.

According to Marilyn Rose, Dean of Graduate Studies, “the opportunity to include these fall Research Cafés organized by the Niagara Observatory under the umbrella of Mapping the New Knowledges is a wonderful opportunity for the broader community to learn more about the involvement of Brock graduate students in research that promotes community health and well-being.”

Other events include a third research café “Connecting to the World: International Research at Brock University” on Thursday, March 3 and the full-day Graduate Student Conference Oral and Poster Presentations, on Thursday, April 14. A call for proposals for papers and posters will be issued in the new year. Watch the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for more information.

The mandate of the Niagara Community Observatory is to engage in research both on its own initiative and by working with other organizations. Its major research focuses on the Niagara area, but with reference to how the Niagara area is situated in the provincial, national, binational, and international spheres. The Observatory produces non-partisan, evidence-based research. The Observatory fosters the sharing of research by diverse elements of the community who might be working on the same issues from different perspectives.

For more information on the NCO events, please contact David Siegel, director, Niagara Community Observatory,

mapping the new knowledges

Mapping the New Knowledges 2010-11 Graduate Student Research Conference