Media Talk (Sept. 6 – 20, 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

Lynn McCleary

Lynn McCleary

Sept. 6: St. Catharines Standard (opinion column) “Don’t judge people for addictions – help them” by Lynn McCleary, associate professor, Nursing.

Sept. 9: VINE Talk (blog) “Celebrity wine endorsements influence consumers
Featuring comments by Antonia Mantonakis, associate professor of marketing (Goodman School of Business) and Fellow with Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), about a recent study she and her colleagues – including Eric Dolansky (assistant professor, Goodman School of Business) – conducted on how consumers perceive the quality and taste of a wine based on the impact of having celebrity athletes, from various sports, endorse a wine.

Sept. 9: Niagara Falls Review / St. Catharines StandardLate Niagara fall harvest due to summer rain
Featuring comments by CCOVI viticulturist Jim Willwerth based on early results from the grape and wine institute’s popular preharvest monitoring program.

Sept. 10: St. Catharines StandardWrestlers cheer Olympic decision to reinstate sport
Featuring comments by Brock wrestlers Jevon Balfour and Jessie MacDonald, and wrestling coach Marty Calder.

Sept. 12: St. Catharines Standard / Niagara Falls Review / Welland TribuneCommerce meets biosciences at Brock’s BioLinc
Story about the official opening of Brock’s BioLinc biosciences business incubator operated by the Goodman School of Business featuring comments by Jeff Chesebrough, director of innovation and incubation at Brock, and Don Cyr, Dean, Goodman School of Business.

Sept. 12: St. Catharines StandardBrock researcher builds cancer prediction tool
Sept. 18: CFBU 103.7 FM (Brock Radio)Inquisitive Minds radio show interview
Interviews with Martin Tammemagi, professor of epidemiology in the Department of Community Health Sciences, about risk calculation software he created that can reduce surgical procedures by helping doctors know if nodules showing up on CT lung scans have a high probability of being cancerous.

Sept. 13: Niagara Falls Review / St. Catharines Standard / Welland TribuneCyclists ready for GranFondo
Story about the 125-km Niagara GranFondo biking event featuring comments by Brian Roy, associate professor of Kinesiology, about the physical workout that cyclists were expected to endure.

Sept. 16: Huffington Post (blog) “Why Canada Needs Retail Jobs to be Better Jobs” by Kendra Coulter, assistant professor, Labour Studies.

Sept. 16: CBC Radio – Ideas with Paul Kennedy Friedrich Nietzsche
Christine Daigle, professor of Philosophy, was one of three guests on a CBC Radio One “Ideas” radio documentary about the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.

Sept. 16: Niagara Falls Review (Regional section) “Helping ‘communicate the message’ of conservation
Story about “citizen science” featuring comments by Liette Vasseur, professor of Biological Sciences and member of Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ERSC), who has used citizen science as part of her research with Nova Scotia’s Plantwatch program.

Sept. 17: Wall Street JournalResurrecting the Dragon
Featuring comments by Karen Fricker, assistant professor of Dramatic Arts, about the work of theatre, film and opera director Robert Lepage, who she is writing a book about.

Sept. 18: St. Catharines StandardNiagara’s two big school boards top Ont. EQAOs
Featuring comments by Joe Engemann, associate professor in the Faculty of Education, about the release of the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO) school board assessments for Grade 3 and 6 results in reading, writing and mathematics.

Sept. 19: Globe & Mail The school dress code debate: How much skin is too much?
Featuring comments by Rebecca Raby, associate professor and chair, Child and Youth Studies, about her research on the relationship between school dress codes and perceptions of ideal conduct.

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