Media Talk (Jan. 22 – Feb. 8, 2014)

“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

Greg Zwiep

Greg Zwiep

Jan. 22: Fort Erie TimesProgram inspires youth to make post secondary education a goal
Interview with Greg Zwiep, program manager with Brock’s Youth University, about their United Way-funded education initiative for youth in Fort Erie.

Jan. 25: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewNew exercise program for amputees in Niagara
Interview with Scott Stevens, co-ordinator of the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being.

Jan. 25: Cogeco-TV Niagara Social Justice Forum
Featuring comments by Mary Beth Raddon, associate professor and director of Brock’s Social Justice and Equity Studies (SJES) program, and Brock SJES student Dan Galland, who were both part of the group that helped to co-ordinate the seventh annual Niagara Social Justice Forum at the University.

Jan. 26: The Globe and MailCanadian ambassador rebukes China for jailing rights activist
Featuring comments by Charles Burton, associate professor, Political Science.

Jan. 26: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara FallsA campus walk from the heart for Alzheimer’s
Featuring comments by Cathy Majtenyi, research communications and media relations specialist form the Office of Research Services at Brock.

Jan. 27: CHCH-TV (Hamilton) “Effects of cold on the body
Featuring comments by Stephen Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics and professor of Kinesiology.

Jan. 29: CBC-TV (Windsor) – evening newscast (at 40:45 mark)
Featuring comments about the effects of cold weather on grape crops by Jim Willwerth, viticulturist with Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).

Jan. 29: Brock Radio CFBU 103.7 FMInquisitive Minds with Mike Saunders

Jan. 30: CBC Radio – “Bieber Fascination”
Scott Henderson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock, conducted five afternoon radio interviews about our society’s fascination with pop star Justin Bieber and his antics on CBC radio stations in Thunder Bay, Halifax, Toronto, Kelowna and Edmonton.

Jan. 30: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls Review John Pruyn’s will to live
Featuring comments by Cameron Muir, associate professor of psychology at Brock, about the “fight or flight” response.

Jan. 31: CHCH-TV (Hamilton) “Butterflies down in Mexico
Featuring comments by Liette Vasseur, professor of biological sciences, about the environmental impacts affecting migrating species, such as monarch butterflies.

Feb. 2: The Boston Globe (letters) “Clean sweep of staff will raise stress, not test scores” by Michael J. Armstrong, associate professor with the Goodman School of Business, who is a visiting research chair this semester at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

Feb. 5: University AffairsBrock program alerts grape growers to potentially damaging weather
An interview with Jim Willwerth, CCOVI viticulturist, about grapevine cold hardiness and CCOVI’s Vine Alert program.

Feb. 5: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewSpirits being buried by latest snow dump
Featuring comments by Kathy Belicki, professor of psychology, about the wintertime blahs, or, what she calls, “winter-fluenza.”

Feb. 5: Brock Radio CFBU 103.7 FMInquisitive Minds with Mike Saunders

  • Interview #1 – How do we deal with the cold weather? Featuring Brock scientist and Canadian Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics Stephen Cheung, a.k.a. “Dr. Freeze.”
  • Interview #2 – How serious are concussions in hockey and what can be done about them? Featuring Brock professor of epidemiology and chair of the Department of Health Sciences, Brent Faught.
  • Interview #3 – Research Matters and the Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Featuring Jory Korobanik, doctoral student in physics and President of the Graduate Student Association, and Julia Polyck-O’Neill, doctoral student in interdisciplinary humanities.

Feb. 6: CHCH-TV (Hamilton) “The science of wine
Featuring comments about wine consumer behaviour by Antonia Mantonakis, associate professor of marketing in Brock’s Goodman School of Business.

Feb. 6: St. Catharines Standard / Welland Tribune / Niagara Falls ReviewSpotlight on children and therapy dogs
Featuring comments by Christine Tardif-Williams, associate professor of child and youth studies, about her community research project looking at the role that animals play in promoting basic social and emotional competencies in children.

Feb. 6: Royal Canadian Institute – The Winter 2014 Lectures: “Climate Change Heads to the Coast: Managing Ecosystems at the Water’s Edge
Public lecture delivered by Liette Vasseur, professor, Biological Sciences.

Feb. 7: TFOPortrait d’un sommelier
Interview with Stefan St. Pierre, a current student in the certificate in grape and wine technology program at Brock.

Feb. 7: Cogeco-TV Jehanne of the Witches
Featuring comment by Virginia Reh, associate professor of dramatic arts, who directed the department’s main stage production of Jehanne of the Witches.

Feb. 7: Toronto StarHigh-stakes byelection taking shape in Niagara Falls
Feb. 8: Niagara This WeekHigh-stakes byelection taking shape in Niagara Falls
Featuring comments by Tim Fowler, instructor, Labour Studies/Political Science.

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