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Media Talk (Dec. 18, 2013 to Jan. 22, 2014)

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“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 campusnews@brocku.ca

Antonia Mantonakis

Antonia Mantonakis

Dec 18, 2013: Brock Radio CFBU 103.7 FM - Inquisitive Minds with Mike Saunders

  • Interview # 1 - Dealing with the mass consumerism we face at this time of the year. Featuring Antonia Mantonakis, associate professor of marketing.
  • Interview # 2 - How “happy” are you during these “Happy Holidays”? Featuring Brock psychologist and “happiness expert” Michael Busseri.
  • Interview # 3 - Who celebrates Saturnalia nowadays anyway? Featuring Brock historian Fanny Dolansky, associate professor of Classics.

Dec. 19, 2013: Maclean’s On CampusBrock’s solution to exam stress: puppies, naps & massages
Featuring comments by Liv Meriano, BUSU vice-president of student services.

Dec. 23, 2013: CBC NewsHow ‘A Christmas Story’ became a cult film classic
Featuring comments by Peter Lester, assistant professor, Communication, Popular Culture and Film.

Dec. 25, 2013: CBC News (Opinion) “Alice Munro’s Nobel: Did I have a role in it?” by Douglas Kneale, dean, Faculty of Humanities at Brock University.

Dec. 26, 2013: CTVNews.caShopping on Boxing Day? Read these money-saving tips first
Featuring comments about the cultural impact of consumerism by Trevor Norris, a professor of philosophy of education at Brock.

Dec. 28, 2013: CBC Radio - Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald “Holiday question show
Featuring medical entomologist Fiona Hunter, professor, Biological Sciences, who answers the question, “If only the female mosquito consumes blood meals, what do male mosquitoes eat?”

Jan. 6: Global NewsWhy extreme weather stops us cold
Featuring comments by Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics and professor of Kinesiology.

Jan. 7: Business News Network (BNN) - The Close “Snow Business: Using Derivatives
Featuring comments by Don Cyr, dean, Goodman School of Business, about weather derivatives.

Jan. 7: The Globe and Mail (universities) “Instead of Ivory Tower, a place in the neighbourhood” by Jack Lightstone, President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University.

Jan. 7: Global NewsWind chill: how it’s measured and how it affects you
Featuring comments by Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics and a professor of Kinesiology.

Jan. 8: CBC Radio (Saksatoon) - The Afternoon Edition “Betting on the Weather”
Featuring comments by Don Cyr, dean, Goodman School of Business, about weather derivatives.

Jan. 8: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewHaving fun in the frigid temperatures
Featuring comments by Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics and a professor of Kinesiology.

Jan. 8: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewGrowers wait for evidence on effects of cold
Featuring comments by Kevin Ker, research associate with Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).

Jan. 8: Brock Radio CFBU 103.7 FM - Inquisitive Minds with Mike Saunders

  • Interview # 1 - The Beatles, Give Peace a Chance and a conference on love and rock music in April. Featuring Marlie Centawer, instructor in the Department of Visual Arts and Studies in Arts and Culture at Brock.
  • Interview #2 - Brock at the beginning; looking back at the start of it all in 1964. Featuring Donald Alexander, who was recruited by the local fundraising committee to get the new university off the ground 50 years ago.
  • Interview # 3 - Declining math scores in Ontario’s 15-year-old students and what could be causing it. Featuring Joyce Mgombelo, associate professor of mathematics education in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock.

Jan. 9: CHCH-TV (Hamilton) “Looking for damaged grape crop
Featuring comments by Kevin Ker, research associate with CCOVI.

Jan. 10: CBC Radio - Ideas with Paul Kennedy “Tiananmen
Featuring comments by Charles Burton, associate professor, Political Science.

Jan. 10: Windsor Star Bud-killing cold could mean shortage for local 2014 vintages
Featuring comments by Kevin Ker, research associate with CCOVI.

Jan. 13: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewHope for enemployed
Featuring comments by Tim Fowler, instructor, Labour Studies/Political Science.

Jan. 13: CTV News - Kevin Newman Live “Growing number of people looking for love without sex
Features comments by asexuality expert Anthony Bogaert, professor, Health Sciences.

Jan. 15: Brock Radio CFBU 103.7 FM - Inquisitive Minds with Mike Saunders

  • Interview # 1 - A research project designed to help victims of violence heal through boxing, the subject of a film documentary shown in New York recently. Featuring Cathy van Ingen, professor, Kinesiology.
  • Interview # 2 - Looking back at Brock’s early years from 1967 on with a professor who helped shape the Mathematics department as we know it today. Featuring retired professor of mathematics Eric Muller.
  • Interview # 3 - The host of Tic Tac on Brock Radio, on French studies at Brock and why you need them. Featuring associate professor and director of French studies, Catherine Parayre.

Jan. 15: Global News The science of heat exhaustion: Australian Open highlights its dangers
Featuring comments by Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics and a professor of Kinesiology.

Jan. 16: CBC Radio - Ideas with Paul Kennedy “Friedrich Nietzsche
Featuring comments by Christine Daigle, professor of Philosophy, about the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.

Jan. 17: Globe and MailB-schools dive into Big Data; Molson and Goodman respond with programs as employer and student interest surges
Featuring comments by Don Cyr, dean, Goodman School of Business about the school’s two new MBA specializations.

Jan. 22: Epoch TimesAsexuality? It’s Normal, Says Expert
Features comments by Anthony Bogaert, professor, Health Sciences.

Jan. 22: Brock Radio CFBU 103.7 FM - Inquisitive Minds with Mike Saunders

  • Interview #1 - This is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, so what do you need to know about this disease? Featuring Brian Jeynes, associate professor of pathology and anatomy in the Department of Health Sciences.
  • Interview #2 - Is Pop Culture really all that necessary? Featuring Geoff Lawson who is studying for his Masters in Pop Culture at Brock.
  • Interview #3 - Are you ready for the Three-Minute Thesis challenge at Brock? Featuring John McNamara, professor, Child and Youth Studies.

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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