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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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Despite three decades of activism, violence against women not decreasing

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Despite three decades of activism, violence against women not decreasing

Brock University press release – The Dec. 6, 1989 École Polytechnique massacre changed the conversation around violence against women, and led to the creation of Brock University’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies. But Brock Assistant Professor Robyn Bourgeois, an indigenous woman who was a victim of violence as a teenager, says that despite nearly […]

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Canada’s top two varsity men’s basketball teams put on a thriller

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Canada’s top two varsity men’s basketball teams put on a thriller

Brock University press release – To head coach Charles Kissi a loss is a loss, but when it’s an overtime loss to the seven-time defending national champions, it’s hard to be too upset. Saturday night’s clash of the titans between the first-ranked Carleton Ravens and second-ranked Brock Badgers lived up to the hype as a […]

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University research saving Ontario vineyards one grape bud at a time

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University research saving Ontario vineyards one grape bud at a time

Brock University press release – With erratic temperatures and extreme weather events on the rise, researchers at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) are working to make vineyards across the region more resilient to climate change. After experiencing an unusually mild October, southern Ontario was blasted with a mass of frigid air […]

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