Researchers in the news
Spotlight on children and therapy dogs
St. Catharines Standard, February 6, 2014
Profile of a study by developmental psychologist Christine Tardif-Williams that looks at the psychological union of child and animal.
The science of wine
CHCH TV, February 6, 2014
What influences your choice of wine? You may think that it’s the bouquet or the color, but a recent study points to the label. Antonia Manatonakis of the Goodman School of Business is here with more of the results.
Spirits being buried by latest snow dump
St. Catharines Standard, February 5, 2014
Comments by psychologist Kathy Belicki on seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Prolife of research by Faculty of Education assistant professor Mirjana Bajovic that playing violent video games for long periods of time can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers. Coverage of Bajovic’s study was featured in more than a dozen outlets worldwide. A sampling of these include:
International Business Times, UK Edition, February 5, 2014
St. Catharines Standard, February 4, 2014
The Financial Express (India), February 6, 2014
Toronto Sun, February 4, 2014
Canoe.ca, February 4, 2014
The Voice Online (UK), February 6, 2014
e! Science News, February 4, 2014
Science Daily, February 4, 2014
Science 2.0, February 4, 2014
Bulldog index shows market confidence
Postmedia News, February 4, 2014
Comments by Ernest Biktimirov, associate dean of research and graduate programs at the Goodman School of Business, on household expenditures for dogs.
Clean sweep of staff will raise stress, not test scores
Boston Globe, February 2, 2014
Associate business professor Michael J. Armstrong writes about teacher layoffs in schools.
Butterflies down in Mexico
CHCH TV, January 31, 2014
Biologist Liette Vasseur comments on the drop in butterfly migration.
Online scavenger hunt promotes research
St. Catharines Standard, Welland Tribune, January 31, 2014
Brock University’s involvement in the Virtual Scavenger Hunt, a province-wide contest by the Council of Ontario Universities to raise the profile of research.
John Pruyn's will to live
St. Catharines Standard, January 30, 2014
Associate professor of psychology and neurobiology Cameron Muir on the “fight or flight” response when faced with life-and-death situations.
Asexuality: the fourth sexual orientation
Metronews.ca, January 28, 2014
Psychologist Anthony Bogaert refers to asexuality as the "fourth sexual orientation," distinct from heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality.
Effects of cold on the body
CHCH TV, January 27, 2014
Profile of Canada Research Chair Stephen Cheung’s climate laboratory and the impact of cold on the human body.
Climate change, Big Bang and living cells on tap in lecture series
Mississauga News, January 27, 2014
Reference to biologist Liette Vasseur’s research on climate change.
Canadian ambassador rebukes China for jailing rights activist
The Globe and Mail, January 26, 2014
Comments from political scientist Charles Burton on Canada continuing to put human rights at the centre of Canada-China relations.
New exercise program for amputees in Niagara
St. Catharines Standard, January 25, 2014
Profile of the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Wellbeing.
Much of grape crop 'basically toast' due to cold January
CBC News, January 21, 2014
Reference to Brock University’s viticulture research.
Ideas, CBC Radio, January 16, 2014
Host Paul Kennedy interviews philosophy professor Christine Daigle on the legacy of 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
Hope for unemployed
Welland Tribune, January 13, 2014
Comment by political science professor Tim Fowler that many new jobs in Niagara fall short of replacing the high-paying manufacturing jobs that have been lost.
Bud-killing cold could mean shortage for local 2014 vintages
Windsor Star, January 10, 2014
Interview with Brock research associate Kevin Ker on impacts of cold weather on grapes, as well as mention of visit to the Windsor area by researchers from Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute.
Growers wait for evidence on effects of cold
St. Catharines Standard, January 8, 2014
Quote by grape and tender fruit consultant and Brock research associate Kevin Ker on early impacts of the cold on grapes.
The Afternoon Edition: Saskatchewan
CBC Radio, January 8, 2014
Interview with Goodman School of Business dean Don Cyr on the role of weather in stocks and hedge funds.
Having fun in the frigid temperatures
St. Catharines Standard/Welland Tribune, January 8, 2014
Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics, explains an experiment children can conduct in the cold.
Wind chill: how it’s measured and how it affects you
Global News: Toronto, January 7, 2014
Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics, explains the measurement and impacts of wind chill.
Instead of Ivory Tower, a place in the neighbourhood
The Globe and Mail, January 7, 2014
Editorial by Brock University President Jack Lightstone on university-community realtionships.
Why extreme weather stops us cold
Global News Toronto, January 6, 2014
Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics commenting that actual temperature matters much more than wind chill values.
Bitter cold coming Monday scares winemakers
Windsor Star, January 3, 2014
Reference to Brock research that showed vines are a lot hardier than previously thought in cold weather.
Quirks and Quarks
CBC Radio, December 28, 2013
Brock entomologist Fiona Hunter answers the question: "If only the female mosquito consumes blood meals, what do male mosquitoes eat?"
Shopping on Boxing Day? Read these money-saving tips first
CTV News, December 26, 2013
Quote by Brock philosophy of education professor Trevor Norris on the importance of alternative forms of giving and sharing in a consumerist culture.
How 'A Christmas Story' became a cult film classic
CBC News, December 23, 2013
Quote by Peter Lester, assistant professor in the department of communication, popular culture and film, on the appeal of A Christmas Story, to audiences of all ages.
It’s been tough going this winter. Extreme cold and wind chill can cause more than chilly toes. Especially if you’re not protected. We hear it every day. During every weather forecast in winter. The windchill factor. But what exactly does it mean? "Dr. Freeze" is here to explain. (Interview with Stephen Cheung, associate professor, Physical Education and Kinesiology and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics, January 27, 2014, CHCH TV)