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Universities need to better prepare grad students for job market: Congress panel

Universities need to better prepare grad students for job market: Congress panel

Universities need to do a much better job of preparing their graduate students for a very tough job market outside of university circles, said speakers at a panel held during the recent Congress 2014 at Brock.

Congress 2014 ends with triumphant celebration

Congress 2014 ends with triumphant celebration

Academically, the week was a clear triumph, as more than 8,500 registered participants in the Humanities and Social Sciences made it the largest Congress in memory.

Calgary mayor makes stop at Brock for Congress panel

Calgary mayor makes stop at Brock for Congress panel

Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi stopped by Congress at Brock today to weigh in on the hypothetical question of, “if mayors ruled the world?” His appearance was part of a panel that also featured Alan Broadbent, chairman and founder of Maytree foundation; Christopher Hume, Toronto Star urban affairs reporter; Andrew Sancton, professor of political science, Western University; as well as American political theorist and author Benjamin Barber.

Bob Rae visits Brock as Congress 2014 continues

Bob Rae visits Brock as Congress 2014 continues

Former Ontario Premier and Liberal MP Bob Rae was at Brock University Wednesday, speaking at a Canadian Political Science Association panel as Congress 2014 heads into its final days.

Congress 2014 visitors are invited to taste Ontario wines

Congress 2014 visitors are invited to taste Ontario wines

Delegates attending Congress 2014 will have the opportunity to taste some of Ontario’s top wine at the Sipping Ontario wine with the stars seminar.

Brock prof discusses peace research and bullying at Congress 2014

Brock prof discusses peace research and bullying at Congress 2014

Contrary to popular belief, some types of bullying - whether it takes place in Grade 3 or on the international stage - is actually “adaptive” behaviour, says Brock University bullying expert Zopito Marini.

Momentum set to belong, believe, inspire with Congress performance

Momentum set to belong, believe, inspire with Congress performance

Momentum, a performance choir comprised of more than 50 adults with an intellectual disability, is set to perform Friday, May 30 (12 noon-1 p.m.) at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. It’s one of the final events slated for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University.

Canadian journalist kicks off Big Thinking series at Congress 2014

Canadian journalist kicks off Big Thinking series at Congress 2014

Mohammed stares into the camera, his piercing eyes aflame with passion. “I have to write my exams - I can’t afford to lose another year,” the high school student urgently tells the journalist taking his photograph, displayed on a screen at Congress 2014. Mohammed lives in Yarmouk, Syria, one of tens of thousands caught up in brutal civil war. His losses are unfathomable: his mother and sister dead from a rocket that ripped their humble house apart; two other sisters injured; a future threatened by the brutality of war and hunger.

DataScapes project at Congress will stimulate the senses

DataScapes project at Congress will stimulate the senses

Those attending Congress 2014 will have the rare opportunity to hear music - and see images - arising out of proteins involved with our senses of seeing, touching, hearing, tasting and smelling.

Canada’s largest academic gathering kicks off at Brock

Canada’s largest academic gathering kicks off at Brock

Canada’s largest academic gathering officially kicked off on Friday night in Niagara at an evening reception at Brock’s Rodman Hall Art Centre in downtown St. Catharines. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress brings together more than 8,500 scholars, students and policy-makers to share ideas and shape the Canada of tomorrow.

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