Brock University

Located in Ontario’s scenic Niagara region, Brock University is among a handful of global campuses situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines from the brow of the Niagara Escarpment. Brock has more than 1,500 faculty and staff, and nearly 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including international students from more than 100 countries. Known for a highly-rated student experience, Brock offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs across seven faculties. Brock is a leader in experiential education and transdisciplinary research, is home to 10 Canada Research Chairs, and Canada’s only university with a CL3 containment lab. In terms of academic excellence, Brock is top-5 among all Ontario universities for 3M National Teaching Fellowships.

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Politicians from all parties should be asked tough questions about their support of Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs Quayside project while on the campaign trail. This is an artist’s rendering of the project. Sidewalk Toronto

Federal leaders should face tough questions about Toronto’s smart-city project

If governments can't get something like Quayside right, that bodes ill for Canada's digital future. The election gives us a chance to see where the parties stand on vital data governance issues.
Children with ASD are particularly prone to poisoning, suffocation and wandering that can lead to death by drowning or vehicular accident. (Shutterstock)

How parents and caregivers can help keep children with autism safe

This simple strategy could help your child safely negotiate dangerous situations such as getting lost in a public place or discovering a firearm.
In this October 2016 photo, fire and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depots on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Approximately 70,000 people have been estimated to have died in Yemen’s civil war – and Canada is complicit. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Canada’s labour movement must take a stand against the Saudi arms deal

Why is Canada's labour movement so quiet on the Saudi arms deal? It should be a voice for peace and human rights and demand that the Canadian government immediately cancel the deal.
Media critic and educator Neil Postman’s 1985 book ‘Amusing Ourselves to Death’ warned of the dangers when all media is entertainment, especially when people lack critical media literacy skills. (Shutterstock)

The urgent need for media literacy in an age of annihilation

Students -- and indeed all of us -- must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltender Frederik Andersen is scored on by Montreal Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal in April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

From the penalty box to the ballot box, our brains are wired for tribalism

Our neural hardware responds differently when we perceive people to be on "our team." This hard-wiring allows for both positive and negative biases.
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors basketball action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors win! Does that mean basketball will replace hockey as Canada’s favourite sport?

The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The team's success has propelled basketball’s lore to a level never before reached among Canadians. Will it surpass hockey as Canada's favourite game?
When crimes are committed against animals, their bodies become evidence. Dominik Qn/ Unsplash

Painstaking veterinary forensics work helps combat animal abuse

Forensic veterinarians are helping to combat crimes against animals -- and since animal abuse often occurs alongside violence against women and children, they are helping to protect people, too.
Beneath the typical full-time, permanent model of classroom teaching lies an enormous workforce of educators who function on the margins as precarious workers. (Shutterstock)

Precarious employment in education impacts workers, families and students

Front-line workers employed both inside and outside of the classroom are an integral part of schooling, yet we deny their work conditions are relevant to quality education.
Policies that cut school expenditures under the premise of “doing more with less” can also contribute to a decrease in high school graduation rates that could easily cancel out those savings. Shutterstock

High school dropouts cost countries a staggering amount of money

While the purpose of education can't be reduced to promoting economic growth, every child out of school represents both lost opportunities — and huge economic costs — for countries.
Hospitality workers across the country are concerned about efforts by employers to zero in on their tips. The ongoing labour dispute at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls underscores the alarm. Unsplash

Rainforest Cafe strike puts the spotlight on tip-sharing

The ongoing labour dispute at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ont., highlights some dubious efforts by employers to take tips from hospitality workers due to minimum wage increases.
Policy-makers must remember that the social consequences of a test are just as important as the test’s content. (Shutterstock)

New global testing standards will force countries to revisit academic rankings

The stakes could be highest for students around the world as education systems decide how to respond to the changing shape of global standardized testing.
Des électeurs quittent un bureau de vote dans la circonscription montréalaise de NDG-Westmount, lors du dernier scrutin fédéral, le 19 octobre 2015. La Presse Canadienne/Graham Hughes

Voici comment inciter plus de gens à voter aux élections

Lors des élections fédérales de 2015, le tiers des Canadiens n’ont pas voté. Or, la participation électorale est une mesure essentielle à la santé démocratique.
Canadians are still forced to travel to polling stations and line up to vote. Online voting would save time and money. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Here’s how we can get more people to vote in elections

About one-third of Canadians don't bother to vote in federal elections. Many people cite "everyday life issues," like the time it takes to vote, as reasons why they don't participate.
Large-scale literacy testing has not kept pace with how literacy is practiced in classooms, assessed by teachers and mandated by curriculum. tim gouw/unsplash

Testing literacy today requires more than a pencil and paper

Are current forms of standardized literacy tests really measuring children's capacity to read and interact with our rapidly-changing world?
Des membres des Canadiennes de Montréal posent avec la Coupe Clarkson, au lendemain de leur victoire, en mars 2017, à Brossard. La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz

La mort de la LCHF est une nouvelle opportunité pour le hockey féminin

La fermeture de la LCHF force d'autres acteurs à proposer de nouveaux modèles, ce qui s'est produit à maintes reprises dans le passé pour le hockey professionnel masculin.

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