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Prof publishes book about “Olympics of pop songs”

Prof publishes book about “Olympics of pop songs”

For Prof. Karen Fricker, studying theatre and performance doesn’t just mean watching and thinking about plays. For nearly the last decade, it has also meant attending “Europe’s favourite TV show.”

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.

PhD student studies what motivates women to work out

PhD student studies what motivates women to work out

Lindsay Cline is a PhD student in Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, who is examining the effect that body image has on women’s motivation to engage in regular physical activity.

Prof’s research aims to put the environment back in education

Prof’s research aims to put the environment back in education

For years Mary Breunig has been leading off her research papers with the statement, “As we pass the midpoint of the United Nations’ Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), where are we?”

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.

ORS offers support for SSHRC grant applicants

ORS offers support for SSHRC grant applicants

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is setting up a voluntary “peer support” structure for researchers to turn to their colleagues for direction, advice and other support during the application process for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding and grants.

Prof’s book examines new role of cities in economic growth

Prof’s book examines new role of cities in economic growth

For political scientist Charles Conteh, cities were once upon a time “afterthoughts” of a strong central government or “creatures of provinces.” But no longer.

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.

Graduate student’s fall prevention research benefits local health organizations

Graduate student’s fall prevention research benefits local health organizations

The number of fall-related injuries reported in Ontario are astonishing. A report released in 2012 by the Ontario Injury Research Centre, based on data from 2007 to 2009, put the number of visits to Ontario hospitals due to falls at just more than 750,000. According to the data, those visits accounted for about 72,000 hospital admissions.

Volunteer work leads to master’s thesis for Brock student

Volunteer work leads to master’s thesis for Brock student

After finishing her undergraduate degree in psychology and child and youth studies at Brock University, Ashley Hobden spent a good part of a year volunteering in impoverished communities in Brazil.

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