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Wendy Cukier will be next Brock University President

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Wendy Cukier will be next Brock University President

Brock University announced Thursday the appointment of renowned scholar and Brock alumna Wendy Cukier PhD, MBA, MA, BA, DU (hon) LLD (hon) M.S.C. as its sixth President and Vice-Chancellor. Cukier, currently Vice-President Research and Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, is an internationally respected researcher, expert in emerging technology and innovation and advocate for social justice. She […]

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Brock looking for a few good youth

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Brock looking for a few good youth

Brock University doesn’t want to just study youth. It wants to recruit them to help researchers look into the issues they face throughout adolescence. The Brock Healthy Youth Program, or B-HYP, is seeking Niagara-based volunteers aged 14-24 to sit on a new engagement committee. “They are going to be a sounding board,” said knowledge mobilization […]

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Brock University expert says consume less if we’re serious about climate change

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Brock University expert says consume less if we’re serious about climate change

Lost in the discussion of the recent Paris climate change conference was a big, environment-damaging elephant: a global system that encourages us to buy more and more stuff, says a Brock University expert on consumerism’s impact on the environment. “Indeed, economic growth as the heart of our economic system did not seem to be challenged […]

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Brock prof gives practical advice on using iPads in the classroom

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Brock prof gives practical advice on using iPads in the classroom

Reinforce lessons learned. Offer flexibility and choice. Draw upon built-in rewards. These are some of the hands-on tips Brock University researcher Kimberly Maich offers in new research on using iPads in classrooms that include students with multiple needs such as autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. “iPads can provide immediate feedback to students, data collection […]

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Brock instructor’s art makes Time’s list of Top 10 magazine covers for 2015

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Brock instructor’s art makes Time’s list of Top 10 magazine covers for 2015

Time Magazine has recognized the photographic work of Brock University visual arts instructor Amy Friend. A photograph created by Friend for the cover of The California Sunday Magazine’s April 5 edition is one of Time’s Top 10 covers of the year. “Our selection of the top 10 covers of 2015 displays an exquisite use of […]

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Brock-based water governance network awards research funds

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Brock-based water governance network awards research funds

The Brock University-based Water Economics, Policy, and Governance Network (WEPGN) has awarded funds to five researchers across Canada, ushering in the network’s second phase of research and partnerships. The WEPGN was established after a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant was given to Brock in May, 2012. “While some water-related challenges can be […]

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