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Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

In just under two months’ time, Brock University will welcome Canada’s largest academic gathering to its campus and to Niagara. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress 2014 will bring 8,000 academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners together to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Federal budget’s innovation funds could fuel local economic change

Federal budget’s innovation funds could fuel local economic change

Brock University President Jack Lightstone says the 2014 federal budget contains strategies that could help Brock researchers work with partners to grow Niagara’s economy, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. The budget calls for a series of investments in research and innovation, including the $1.5-billion Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Beginning in 2015-16, the Canada First fund is a 10-year plan seen as a key plank in Ottawa’s long-term strategic vision for research and innovation in Canada.

Prof’s book examines new role of cities in economic growth

Prof’s book examines new role of cities in economic growth

For political scientist Charles Conteh, cities were once upon a time “afterthoughts” of a strong central government or “creatures of provinces.” But no longer.

Farmers markets an economic, social boon to Niagara: report

Farmers markets an economic, social boon to Niagara: report

Farmers markets in Niagara are more than just a pretty face. They attract money, build communities, and encourage the development of new businesses.

Daughter of migrant farm worker wins scholarship to Brock

Daughter of migrant farm worker wins scholarship to Brock

Sayuri Gutierrez, whose father is a Mexican migrant worker employed in the region, was hard-pressed to figure out how she and her family could ever afford a university education.

New year, new look for wine grape preharvest monitoring program

New year, new look for wine grape preharvest monitoring program

The grapes of Niagara’s 2012 vintage will be ready for harvest sooner than those of previous vintages say researchers at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).

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