Researchers in the news

Researchers in the news

Share your research. That's what keeps the humanities alive
The Globe and Mail, April 2, 2014

Commentary by Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities Kevin Kee on the need for humanities researchers to engage in new forms of communications.

Brock panel available to discuss ASD, Wednesday
Bullet News Niagara, April 1, 2014

Researchers Maurice Feldman, Rebecca Ward, Kimberley Maich and Ping Liang comment on various aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on World Autism Day.

Brock University geneticist renewed as Canada Research Chair
Bullet News Niagara, March 31, 2014

Biologist Ping Liang is renewed as Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics.

Full-day kindergarten offers little academic advantage, study says
The Globe and Mail, March 28, 2014

Faculty of Education associate professor Mary Louise Vanderlee on how there needs to be changes in the Grade 1 curriculum for children to maintain the gains they have made in full-day kindergarten.

‘Educational value’ key to school trip debate
Hamilton Spectator, March 28, 2014

Letter to the editor by Tecumseh Centre director Lorenzo Cherubini.

Poverty Summit teaches high schoolers a life lesson
Mississauga News, March 27, 2014

Report of a community presentation on poverty delivered by education professor Darlene Ciuffetelli-Parker.

Protesters rally against Conservative bill
Sarnia This Week, March 25, 2014

Quotes by political scientists Stefan Dolgert and Janique Dubois about their objections to the Fair Elections Act.

Brock researchers, tech company, develop “green,” rapid testing technology for mining samples
Mining.com, March 25, 2014

Brock research team, headed by chemist Ian Brindle, developed technology that dramatically speeds up testing of ores and minerals while preserving the environment.

Going Global (with Democracy)
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, March 24, 2014

Janet Conway, Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, is one of four panelists addressing the question: As the world becomes one big village, what happens to democratic governance and sovereignty?

How to feel refreshed even after too little sleep - and why you MUST have an afternoon nap. Never wake up tired again
Daily Mail (UK), March 23, 2014

Reference to research by psychology prof. Kimberly Cote that even the shortest of snoozes causes significant improvements in people’s mood, reaction time, and alertness.

Profs question proposed election changes
Niagara Falls Review/St. Catharines Standard, March 21, 2014

Political scientists Stefan Dolgert and Janique Dubois outline their objections to the Fair Elections Act.

Canadians forced to wait for care
Sherwood Park News (Alberta), March 20, 2014

Comments by Ken Klassen, professor of operations management at the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, about the benefits of same day scheduling for patients to see physicians.

Norgen Biotek brings health testing into the home
Niagara This Week, March 20, 2014

Profile of Norgen Biotek Corporation of Thorold, founded by Brock University biology professor Yousef Haj-Ahmad, which has produced home testing kits for a variety of ailments.

Enjoy a steak? You're a Tory: Right eat more meat than their left-wing friends because of their belief in upholding traditions
Daily Mail Online (UK), March 20, 2014

Research by Brock University’s Gordon Hodson, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, linking meat eating with right-wing views.

Professors criticize proposed changes
Bullet News Niagara, March 19, 2014

Political scientists Janique Dubois and Stefan Dolgert say that proposed changes to Canada's election laws are a threat to the country's democratic traditions.

The eyes have it when it comes to taste of food: Study affirms importance of presentation
Edmonton Journal, March 19, 2014; also in Vancouver Sun

Research by consumer behaviour expert Antonia Mantonakis that that the spiral pattern of food on a plate caused restaurant patrons to see the meal holistically rather than as a collection of parts – a perceptual phenomenon previously shown to improve mood.

Professors call for fair elections
CHCH TV, March 18, 2014

Interview with political science professor Stefan Dolgert about widespread opposition among academics to the proposed changes to Canada’s election laws.

Eating with your eyes: Study links pretty plating to improved taste
o.canada.com, March 18, 2014

Research by consumer behaviour expert Antonia Mantonakis that the spiral pattern of food on dinner plates caused restaurant patrons to see the meal holistically rather than as a collection of parts, a perceptual phenomenon previously shown to improve mood.

Trial for man accused of York University webcam murder starts this week
Toronto Sun, March 15, 2014

Quote by political scientist Charles Burton confirming the attendance of the parents of murdered York University student Qian “Necole” Liu at the upcoming trial.

Steve Maxwell: Hard-wearing cottage floors that can deal with sand, water and the vagaries of weather
National Post, March 13, 2014

Reference to Brock University research that shows that a 4.5-inch-thick R17 structural insulated panel (SIP) wall performs as well as a 2×6 stud wall with R24 batts.

Three ways Harper’s Bill C-23 undermines democracy
Toronto Star, March 12, 2014

Op-ed piece by political scientist Janique Dubois on how the Conservative government's Bill C-23 includes changes that would undermine the democratic legitimacy of our electoral process.

Doc waits too long: Survey
St. Catharines Standard, March 12, 2014

Quote from Ken Klassen, Goodman School of Business professor, on alleviating wait times in doctor’s offices

Trade deal good for vino not for Canadian cars
St. Catharines Standard, March 11, 2014

Comments from Brock professor and local union president Bruce Allen on the Canada-South Korea free trade agreement jeopardize Canadian auto operations and workers’ wages.

Don’t undermine Elections Canada
National Post, March 11, 2014

Four Brock University professors – Leah Bradshaw, Janique Dubois, Stefan Dolgert and Blayne Haggart - signed an open letter to the Prime Minister stating that the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23), if passed, would damage the institution at the heart of our country’s democracy: voting in federal elections.

Tories continue in campaign mode during Falls stop
St. Catharines Standard, March 10, 2014

Political scientist David Siegel comments on the Niagara Falls by-election.

Brock panel to discuss Ukraine crisis
St. Catharines Standard, March 10, 2014

Political scientist Juris Dreifelds comments on the Ukrainian crisis and explains the panel event.

Photo of Cheung in the lab

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)