Articles tagged with: NSERC

  • Brock earns five semifinal spots in Canada-wide student research competition

    Five Brock University student research videos have made it to the semifinals of a national competition that showcases science research being done in universities across Canada.

    The Science, Action! competition features student-produced, 60-second videos on research projects funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), one of Brock’s major research funders.

    After University students from all over the country submitted videos in January, NSERC chose 75 entries, including seven from Brock, which the agency posted on its website. NSERC then announced the Top 25 list of semifinalists, which includes five Brock videos:



    The students’ ability to convey key messages behind their research to the general public impressed Marty Mako, Acting Manager at Niagara Region Public Health. The organization is a key knowledge mobilization partner for a variety of Brock-based research projects.

    Mako said students took the challenge of explaining their work in simple terms and ran with it, creating “well done” videos that were enjoyable and informative to watch.

    The knowledge mobilization process is typically informed and shaped by those who would use the research, said Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer with Brock’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research.


    Next month, a panel of judges will select the Top 15 from the 25 videos. The first-place winner will receive $3,500; second place, $3,000; and third place, $2,750. The remaining dozen will receive $2,500.

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  • FMS 2017/2018 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship

    NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s   

    Nico Bonanno, Chemistry, “Design, synthesis and coordination chemistry of new redox­active ligands in molecule­based magnetism”

    Andrew Kenig, Mathematics and Statistics, “New Methods for Quantile Regression”

    Jenny Tieu, Mathematics & Statistics, “On Quantile Regression and Extreme Value Distributions”


    NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral

    Lyndon Duff, Biological Sciences, “Foraging patterns of subordinate females in the eastern carpenter bees, Xylocopa virginica and the influence of nestmate chemical cues on foraging”


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  • Brock researchers awarded $3.8 million NSERC funding, up $1.4 million from last year

    Almost two dozen Brock researchers – the majority from the Faculty of Mathematics & Science – received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The $3.8 million in funding under NSERC’s 2017 competition for the Discovery research programs, is more than $1.4 million over last year’s results.

    Brock’s funding includes Discovery Grants, Discovery Development Grants, Discovery Accelerator Supplements and the Northern Research Supplement, as well as master’s and doctoral student awards. Read the full story and the names of all recipients here

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