Media Talk (April 12-19, 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

Debbie Inglis

Debbie Inglis

April 12: AM 900 CHML (Hamilton) “The Scott Thompson Show”
Radio interview with Debbie Inglis, director of Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, about her involvement in an April 16 public forum “Life in 2030: Discuss the Future With Those Who are Creating It”, part of a province-wide Research Matters campaign (Niagara This Week A glimpse of life in 2030“).

April 16: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls Review “Putting research into Action”
Featuring comments by Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics, about his research on how the human body reacts to extreme temperatures, as well as Gary Libben, Vice-President of Research at Brock, about the University’s research culture.

April 16: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewBrock, college zero in on students’ mental health care
Featuring comments by Jill Brindle, manager of learning skills and Aboriginal services, about federal funding awarded to Brock University and Niagara College to develop the Holistic Wellness Initiative, an online portal and face-to-face information sessions focused on mental health.

April 16: The Rap Sheet (blog)What’s a Little Crime Between Neighbors?
An email interview with Marilyn Rose, professor, English Language and Literature, about Canadian mystery authors, Canada’s crime-fiction-writing history and her favorite contributors to the genre.

April 17: St. Catharines Standard “Brock ads new point guard”
Featuring comments by men’s basketball coach Brad Rootes about the recent addition of 6-foot-1 guard Josh Johnson (Simcoe, Ont.) to their lineup.

April 18: St. Catharines Standard (column) Stigma continues to hurt people with dementia” by Lynn McCleary, associate professor, Nursing.

April 18: Welland TribuneWelland must embrace social media: Brock study
Story about a marketing study on how to best to market the City of Welland’s arenas and other amenities developed by Brock students Carter Finlayson, Jordan Hopkins and Sean Griffin.

April 18: Niagara This WeekA partnership for history
Featuring comments by Brock President Jack Lightstone, David Sharron (Head of Special Collections and Archives) and Margaret Grove (Head Librarian) about the donation of a collection of early records to the University from the Canadian Niagara Power Company’s (now FortisOntario Inc.).

April 18: Financial PostBusiness school prof creates system to help undegrads forecast grades
Featuring comments by Michael Armstrong and Ernest Biktimirov, both associate professors of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, about new research out of the Goodman School of Business that provides students with an opportunity to forecast their own grades before the end of the term to help students assess their learning progress.

April 19: Globe and Mail (commentary) Challenging traditional military culture” by John Sainsbury, professor of History.

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