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As cider booms, Brock’s CCOVI continues to be a key industry partner

As cider booms, Brock’s CCOVI continues to be a key industry partner

Brock University press release – Grocery stores across the province are vying to be one of 95 new retailers authorized to sell cider to Ontario consumers next year. With Ontario’s thirst for cider far from quenched, Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) continues to be at the forefront of advancing the booming […]

CCOVI’s Fizz Club goes national as it toasts five years at Brock

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CCOVI’s Fizz Club goes national as it toasts five years at Brock

Brock University press release – As wine consumers begin pondering which bottle of bubbly to serve this holiday season, 40 winemakers from across Canada gathered at Brock University to swap secrets for making the best sparkling wine. The fifth anniversary of the annual Fizz Club, organized by Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), […]

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New research solidifies idea that sexual orientation is biological

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New research solidifies idea that sexual orientation is biological

Brock University press release – Groundbreaking research led by a team from Brock University has further confirmed that sexual orientation for men is likely determined in the womb. In the first-ever laboratory study of mothers of gay men, the research was prompted by more than two decades of statistical data examining the ‘older brother effect’ […]

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Vigil held in honour of slain Brock University student

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Vigil held in honour of slain Brock University student

Brock University press release – The mother of slain Brock student Yosif Al-Hasnawi fought back tears and spoke in a hushed voice about her first-born son, as 150 people stood silently listening at a vigil at Brock University on Friday afternoon Dec. 8/2017. “Yosif had a beautiful soul,” said Amal Alzurufi, “and a smile that […]

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Vigil and memorial fund being organized for slain student

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Vigil and memorial fund being organized for slain student

Brock University press release – A vigil will be held on the Brock University campus Friday, Dec. 8/2017 to honour first-year Medical Sciences student Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who was killed in Hamilton on Saturday night while trying to stop an altercation. A memorial fund is also being organized to create a scholarship in Al-Hasnawi’s name to […]

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Lithium in water associated with slower rate of Alzheimer’s disease deaths

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Lithium in water associated with slower rate of Alzheimer’s disease deaths

Brock University press release – Trace elements of lithium in drinking water can slow death rates from Alzheimer’s disease, Brock University research has found. Rates of diabetes and obesity, which are important risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, also decrease if there is a particular amount of lithium in the water, says the study, published recently in […]

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