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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.

Brock prof part of team studying phishing scams

Brock prof part of team studying phishing scams

Teju Herath, information systems professor at the Goodman School of Business, and four colleagues from American universities received a grant recently from the U.S. government’s National Science Foundation for their research on phishing.

Nursing lecturer wins grant to study cancer screening behaviours

Nursing lecturer wins grant to study cancer screening behaviours

A lecturer in Brock’s Department of Nursing has been awarded a novice researcher grant to study the colorectal cancer screening behaviours of one of the largest and fastest growing groups in Ontario in Canada.

Professor receives grant to study drug laws

Professor receives grant to study drug laws

Most laws are created to shape social behavior and drug laws are no different.

Brock linguist’s new book helps teachers avoid professional burnout

Brock linguist’s new book helps teachers avoid professional burnout

Are you a teacher caught up in a career “computer loop,” where every day is the same thing over and over again, like a never-ending Groundhog Day? Has lesson planning become so rote that it has become virtually meaningless?

International testing measures pique Education professor’s curiosity

International testing measures pique Education professor’s curiosity

It’s a rare combination, but Louis Volante is both a teacher and a student, especially when it comes to the relationship between assessment research, policy and practice.
Volante, associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, is a well-versed educator in his field. But he continues to let his curiosity and passion drive him towards uncovering [...]

App and website help non-English speakers learn pronunciation

App and website help non-English speakers learn pronunciation

A Brock linguistics researcher has developed a website and mobile app to help non-native English speakers fine-tune their English pronunciation.

Physics department remembers anniversary of its groundbreaking discovery

Physics department remembers anniversary of its groundbreaking discovery

It was one of the biggest advancements in physics in years, and Brock was a part of it.

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