Welcome to the Niagara Community Observatory

Welcome to the Niagara Community Observatory

We are a unit of Brock University. We work in partnership with the Niagara community to foster, produce, and disseminate evidence-based research on current and emerging issues.

Welcome, to our new director!

Dr. Barry Wright, Associate Professor, Goodman School of Business, has been named the NCO's new director.


We have just released our latest brief Sport Legacy in Niagara: Before and After 2015 by Dr. Martha Barnes (Rec & Leisure) and Dr. Carol Phillips (Office of the NCO). Thank you to the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to present at their Niagara Leadership Series breakfast May 30 and lead the workshop on the upcoming 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Just in time for the Ontario election we released Niagara Votes: Ontario Election 2014 by Dr. Livianna Tossutti (Political Science) where she reviews (declining) voter turnout in Niagara ridings for provincial elections dating back to 1999. You can read it by clicking on the link above, or heading to our Policy Briefs section

A big "Thank You" to Innovate Niagara and The Generator at One for hosting the presentation and discussion May 2 of our policy brief: Niagara's Interactive Digital Media Industry, by Dr. Jeff Boggs (Geography) and Stephanie Murray. You can find a copy of the brief on our Policy Briefs & Activities page.






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