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Brock receives $1.43 million for research on adolescent risk-taking behaviours

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Brock receives $1.43 million for research on adolescent risk-taking behaviours

Brock University press release – A research team from Brock University has been awarded a $1.43-million grant for cutting-edge research into the risk-taking decisions of adolescents. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding stretches over five years for a project to study how two brain systems — one that increases motivation to seek rewards, […]

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Triathlon at Brock to honour memory of former student

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Triathlon at Brock to honour memory of former student

Brock University press release – Naomi Cermak never had the chance to complete the triathlon she trained so hard for while battling cancer. The disease took that away from her. But, cancer could never steal her determination to try in all aspects of her life. Despite metastatic melanoma, the 31-year-old Brock University graduate achieved academic […]

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Brock ‘supercourses’ allow students to quickly earn credits

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Brock ‘supercourses’ allow students to quickly earn credits

Brock University press release – Take an entire semester and compress it down into one week of learning. That’s the concept behind Brock University’s growing selection of ‘supercourses.’ These accelerated courses allow students to earn credits in an intensive week of full-day classes. Zanab Jafry Shah completed three supercourses in three weeks this spring. “You […]

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Brock researchers examine the evolution of circus performers

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Brock researchers examine the evolution of circus performers

Brock University press release – Flying trapeze artists, elephants standing on one foot while balancing a ball, jugglers, sword swallowers and bearded ladies: these are among the images of traditional circuses. The circus is still going strong today and has gone mainstream. Think Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based entertainment company that has become a worldwide […]

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New program for the Ontario wine industry aims to increase red wine sales

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New program for the Ontario wine industry aims to increase red wine sales

Brock University press release – With foreign imports profiting most from Ontario’s rising red wine sales, Brock University’s grape and wine research centre is launching a new program to help domestic wineries capture a bigger piece of the action. TanninAlert will track tannin levels — which impact bitterness and astringency in wine — and provide […]

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New Brock scholarship opens a door for Middle East women

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New Brock scholarship opens a door for Middle East women

Brock University press release – The gifted daughter of an impoverished street-sweeper in Morocco could some day be attending Brock University, thanks to a new partnership between Brock and the Daughters for Life Foundation. On Tuesday, June 28 the University formally partnered with the foundation to create a full scholarship for young women from the […]

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