Research Café focuses on research for a changing world

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Research Café focuses on research for a changing world

Published on November 04 2009


To showcase Brock’s increasing reach and capacity as a research-intensive university, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Brock Research and the Graduate Students’ Association have organized several special events, starting with one later this month.

The Nov. 25 research café is the first of three events that combine to make up the Mapping the New Knowledges conference. The other events take place in March and April 2010.
The November forum, entitled “Research for a Changing World,” brings together representatives of the faculties of Social Sciences, Education and Humanities, including student and faculty researchers, along with representation from the Niagara community. David Siegel, director, Niagara Community Observatory, will moderate the discussion.
Oral presentations and an informal panel discussion will allow attendees to share knowledge and ideas, and engage with one another.
“This is an exciting opportunity to highlight the outstanding research undertaken by Brock faculty with their graduate students,” says Marilyn Rose, dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies. “The presentations will demonstrate some of the ways in which research underway in Niagara today will contribute very positively to the world of tomorrow.”
Lead Brock researchers for the Nov. 25 event include: Susan Drake, professor, Faculty of Education: Kevin Kee, assistant professor, Faculty of Humanities; and Kimberly Cote, associate professor, Faculty of Social Sciences. The community presenter will be Sandra Noel, a Data Analysis Co-ordinator with Ontario Early Years, Niagara Region, through Niagara Region Public Health.
The free event takes place in Pond Inlet, starting with a reception and light refreshments at 4:30 p.m. The panel presentations will take place between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m., to be followed by group discussion.
The second event, also a research café, set for March 3, includes faculty members and student researchers from the Faculties of Applied Health Science, Business and Mathematics and Science, as well as community representation. The theme for that evening is “Curing What Ails Us – from Discovery to Market.”
To wrap up the academic year, the third event, scheduled for April 22, is an all-day opportunity for graduate students to present oral and poster presentations on their areas of research. Details on the second and third events will be provided in future editions of Brock News.
For more information on any of these events, send an e-mail to mapping@brocku.ca