Media Talk (April 5-12, 2013)

“Media Talk” is a recurring summary of select Brock faculty, staff and student appearances in the media. If you have details of a media appearance to share with The Brock News, please send them to

Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker

Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker

April 6: St. Catharines Standard (Community Voices)Parent engagement: What does it mean?” by Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker, associate professor, Teacher Education, Faculty of Education

April 8: Niagara Falls Review (Regional section)The game of the name
Featuring comments by Russell Johnston, associate professor, Communications, Popular Culture and Film, about nicknames of Niagara municipalities.

April 9: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewPower company adds spark to Brock archives
Featuring comments by Brock President Jack Lightstone, and David Sharron, Head, Special Collections and Archives, about the donation of a collection of early records to the University from the Canadian Niagara Power Company’s (now FortisOntario Inc.).

April 9: Niagara Falls Review / St. Catharines Standard /Welland TribuneTemporary foreign workers common in Niagara
Featuring comments by Larry Savage, associate professor, Labour Studies, about Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program and its impact on Niagara.

April 9: St. Catharines Standard Students get glimpse of Niagara jobs
Featuring comments by Cara Boese, senior relationship manager, Co-op Programs, about this week’s Niagara Employment Crawl.

April 9: Sun TV News “Right Now”
Charles Burton, associate professor, Political Science, was interviewed by Caryn Lieberman about the North Korea crisis.

April 10: St. Catharines Standard / Niagara Falls Review / Welland Tribune Mars scientist says rover making exciting finds
Featuring comments by Mariek Schmidt, assistant professor, Earth Sciences, from her public lecture about her involvement working as a participating scientist on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover mission.

April 10: 77 WABC Radio (New York) The John Batchelor Show (Hour #1)
Interview with Charles Burton, associate professor, Political Science, about deteriorating relations between China and North Korea.

April 11: AM 610 CKTB, Tim Denis “In the Morning”
Interview with Tony Volk, associate professor, Child and Youth Studies, about online bullying and how to deal with it.

April 11: Niagara This Week (Editorial)Stark choice for day care
Commentary about the latest policy brief – “Can Niagara Families Afford Child Care?” – released by Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory.

April 11: Niagara Falls ReviewOlympians take part in Stair Climb for Cancer
Featuring comments by Marty Calder, head coach of Brock’s wrestling team, about this weekend’s 21st annual Canadian Cancer Society’s Stair Climb for Children’s Cancer at the Skylon Tower in Toronto.

For more examples of Brock faculty news appearances, please check out the “Researchers in the news” section of Research Services website.

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