Office of Research Services launches second podcast series

Brock University’s research podcast, Consider This, is back for its second year.

Produced in partnership with the community network Niagara Connects, this second series consists of conversations that explore what’s important to Niagara and beyond.

In each episode, a Brock University researcher and a community partner exchange views on challenges we face in Niagara and elsewhere, such as assisting children with reading struggles, boosting nutrition, and encouraging youth to become more physically active. The podcasts are recorded in the new Goodman School of Business media studio.

“The Brock-community conversations allow us to learn from one another and combine our unique knowledge and experiences so that we can, together, meet these challenges,” said Gary Libben, Vice-President, Research.

Consider This builds yet another bridge between Brock researchers and our wider community,” he said.

The first Consider This podcast of Series 2, Helping children with reading challenges, is a discussion about the challenges some children face with reading. Programs available to motivate vulnerable readers have proven to be very effective. Joining host Barry Wright in the podcast studio were Ashley Short, executive director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region and John McNamara, professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University.

Listen to Consider This 2-1 below, or you can find all Series Two podcasts here.


Consider This Series 1, which ran from September 2014 to May 2015, was produced in partnership with Brock’s radio station CFBU. In this series, groups of three Brock researchers discussed a wide range of issues, which can be found here.

  • Building age-friendly communities (May 2015)
  • The Pan Am Games: A boost for the Niagara Region? (April 2015)
  • Deliberate deception: The heads-up on fraud (March 2015)
  • Building effective international research partnerships (February 2015)
  • What gives us a sense of well-being? (January 2015)
  • How can we build a sustainable society? (December 2014)
  • Bullying: from classroom to workplace (November 2014)
  • Social skills development for children and adolescents living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (October 2014)
  • Shall We Dance? The Shifting Power Balances of China, Russia and the United States (September 2014)

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