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Brock University-led team discovers way to test Earth’s prehistoric air

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Brock University-led team discovers way to test Earth’s prehistoric air

“This will give us a better understanding of how life evolved” – Scientist Brock University press release – A Brock University-led international research team has discovered a new way of measuring past oxygen levels on Earth: by tapping into the actual air that existed almost a billion years ago. Up until now, scientists estimated that […]

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TD Scholarship recipient from Nunavut to attend Brock

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TD Scholarship recipient from Nunavut to attend Brock

Brock University press release – Growing up in a small Inuit village in Nunavut, the world seemed small to Shelby Angalik. Books changed that for her. The 18 year old will attend Brock University in the fall to study English literature with the help of a TD Scholarships for Community Leadership award of up to […]

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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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