Welcome Newest Scholars in the VIP/VIS/UM Programs!

Welcome Newest Scholars in the VIP/VIS/UM Programs!


Carlos B. Albinana (VIS)
Charles University, Prague

Brock Academic Contact: Dr. Thomas Hudlicky
Academic term at Brock: March 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015

During his time at Brock, Carlos will will be working in the Department and Chemistry and the Centre for Biotechnology with Dr. Hudlicky on the following projects: 1) the pursuit of the 2nd generation synthesis of hydromorphone by cyloaddition methodology based on Vimal Varghese's 1st generation effort; 2) Optimization of O-demethylation of thebaine to oripavine. 


Jing Wei (VIS)
Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China

Brock Academic Host: Dr. Narshall Shibing Jiang
Academic term at Brock: January 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016

While at Brock, Jing will be working with Dr. Jiang in the Goodman School of Business to pursue a research study in the areas of Information retrieval and International Knowledge Transfer.


Edson Bertin Dorneles (VIS)
Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil

Brock Academic Host: Dr. Rebecca Raby
Academic term at Brock: January 1, 2015 to December 12, 2015
During his time at Brock, Edson will be working with Dr. Raby in the department of Child & Youth Studies.

Dr. Spring-Serenity Duvall (VIP)
Salem College, USA

Brock Academic Contact: Dr. Scott Henderson
Academic term at Brock: January 1 to April 30, 2015

Dr. Duvall is currently visiting Brock as  Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Transnational Studies. During her time at Brock, she will be teaching an undergraduate course in the department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film while also participating in other scholarly activities such as lectures and research. 


Hongfu Chen (VIS)
Minjiang University, China

Brock Academic Host: Confucius Institute, Dr. Cheng Luo and Dr. Chunlei Lu

Academic Term at Brock: November 2014 – August 2015

While at Brock, Hongfu will participate in various academic and administrative activities within the Confucius Institute. Some activities include attending lectures on language teaching to learn the teaching approach and philosophy in Canada, conduct research on language training degree programs, and supervise Confucius Institute teachers and volunteers.


Fernando M. De Faria Jr. (VIS)
Universidate Federal do Para, Brazil

Brock Academic Host: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell
Academic  term at Brock: September 29, 2014 – July 17, 2015

Fernando will be conducting research in relation to the area of literary literacy and teacher education, specifically multiliteracy experiences. He will be working closely with Dr. Rowsell to complete his research.


Xiaoying Zhai (VIS)
Shanxi University, China

Brock Academic Host: Dr. Lawrence He
Academic Term at Brock: October 3, 2014 – September 25, 2015

Xiaoying will be pursuing research in the areas including behavioural finance and asset pricing with Dr. Lawrence during her term here at Brock.