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Brock researcher Jennifer Rowsell renewed as Canada Research Chair

Brock researcher Jennifer Rowsell renewed as Canada Research Chair

An article in a popular magazine reported recently that excessive video game-playing accounts for boys’ “underachievement” in reading and writing.

Psychopaths mimic emotions very accurately: Brock study

Psychopaths mimic emotions very accurately: Brock study

“He was always so friendly, cheerful, polite.” “I don’t believe it - he was such a nice guy! How could he do something like that?”

Physics grad student wins Vanier Scholarship

Physics grad student wins Vanier Scholarship

Graduate student Michelle Przedborski is fascinated by superconductors.

Brock prof creates award-winning role-playing game

Brock prof creates award-winning role-playing game

It may seem like fun and games, but for Greg Gillespie, it’s serious work.

Chemist takes silicones in green direction

Chemist takes silicones in green direction

A thick, juicy steak and household caulking didn’t have much in common until organic chemist Paul Zelisko came up with a potentially game-changing process in silicone-based polymer production.

Brock sociologist studies interracial unions

Brock sociologist studies interracial unions

Sociologist Tamari Kitossa and his research partner Kathy Deliovsky, also a Brock sociologist, are among a handful of researchers in Canada who studies the experiences and realities of people in interracial unions as well as tracks the trends of these relationships.

Brock researchers part of drug study that could benefit lung cancer patients

Brock researchers part of drug study that could benefit lung cancer patients

The diabetes drug metformin slows the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy, according to a paper published May 1 in the British Journal of Cancer.

From Brock to Mars and back: A Q&A with Mariek Schmidt

From Brock to Mars and back: A Q&A with Mariek Schmidt

Volcanologist and igneous petrologist Mariek Schmidt is one of 400 scientists worldwide monitoring and analyzing data from Mars that’s being collected by the rover vehicle Curiosity, which landed on the Red Planet last August.

Drama prof creates new research methodology

Drama prof creates new research methodology

Joe Norris, dramatic arts professor and co-inventor with Richard Sawyer of Washington State University in Vancouver, of a new research methodology called “Duoethnography.”??

Brock researcher strives to put the fun back into recess

Brock researcher strives to put the fun back into recess

When Lauren McNamara was conducting classroom research in Chicago elementary schools in the late 1990s, what she observed played out like a Joni Mitchell song.

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