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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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Taylor Swift performs at the Paris La Défense Arena as a part of her Eras Tour concert, May 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, File)

Taylor Swift is ready for her history to be rewritten

Swift positions herself in a long history of women accused of ‘behaving badly’ while revealing the importance of revisiting our understanding of the past based on shifting evidence.
Members of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at the scene of a homicide investigation in Hamilton, Ont., May 2023. The unit is charged with investigating potential misconduct by Ontario police officers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Does the Ontario Special Investigations Unit need a broader mandate to improve police oversight?

The SIU plays a vital role in providing oversight of Ontario police officers. But how effective is the agency in practice?
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers with teammates Auston Matthews and John Tavares during first period NHL hockey action in Sunrise, Fla. on April 16, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Toronto Maple Leafs should not play hardball with its Core Four players

The Toronto Maple Leafs have important decisions to make this offseason. One of them should be to keep their word.
Indiana Fever forward Aliyah Boston shoots between Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas and forward DeWanna Bonner in the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis, on May 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Women’s sports are thriving in Canada — here’s how to ensure it stays that way

To say that women’s sport in North America is thriving is an understatement. The question, now, is how these leagues can sustain and build upon their success.
Part of what makes the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship so unique is its inherent focus on fostering cultural unity and pride. (Shutterstock)

The National Aboriginal Hockey Championship celebrates the strength of Indigenous sporting communities

The National Aboriginal Hockey Championship honours the resiliency of Indigenous Peoples while presenting youth with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
Iowa guard Caitlin Clark (22) drives past West Virginia guard JJ Quinerly (11) in a second-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, on March 25, 2024, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

March Madness: The stars of women’s NCAA basketball face high expectations as the sport grows

This year’s NCAA tournament might represent another high-water mark for women’s sport as new standards are set for ratings and even more pressure falls on the game’s superstars.
Des personnes munies d'appareils photo parmi les spectateurs d'une éclipse solaire partielle dans la ville de Yanguan, à Haining, en Chine, en 2009. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Photographier l’éclipse solaire, un rappel du sentiment de faire partie de quelque chose de plus grand que nous

Au-delà des aspects techniques, une photographie réussie de l’éclipse constitue un rappel durable de l’émerveillement et du sentiment de faire partie de quelque chose de plus grand que nous.
Changes in light qualities during a solar eclipse are quick and drastic, so familiarity with aperture and shutter speed are important. People with cameras among viewers of a partial solar eclipse in Yanguan town, Haining City, China, in 2009. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Photographing the eclipse? You’ll join a long history of people seeking proof of experience

Apart from technical aspects, a successful photograph of the eclipse serves as a lasting reminder of the sense of wonder and the feeling of being part of something larger than ourselves.
The calls to action haven’t resulted in much change. We need to do better. The stakes are enormous. (Shutterstock)

Pink Shirt Day must become a call to meaningful action against bullying

Canada has marked Pink Shirt Day since 2007, but meaningful progress in tackling bullying requires solidarity from youth, teachers, schools, parents, governments and the general public.
Atividades como a mineração da Lua por recursos estão cada vez mais próximas de virarem realidade, então é preciso buscar maneiras de evitar que provoquemos danos no ambiente lunar e espacial da mesma maneira que fizemos aqui na Terra (Shutterstock)

É hora de discutir o impacto da ação humana na Lua

À medida que as viagens espaciais e a exploração lunar se tornam uma realidade, devemos considerar o impacto das atividades humanas no ambiente lunar
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, on Dec. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Lamar Jackson is the NFL’s MVP. He’s also the NFL’s most valuable negotiator.

Despite being without a long-term contract extension and representation, Lamar Jackson was able to advocate and negotiate the most lucrative contract in the history of the NFL. Here’s how.
Karina Gould pauses to talk to reporters as she carries her three-month-old baby, Oliver Gerones, following a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in May 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

3 lessons from MP Karina Gould’s parental leave that could help all Canadian families

Karina Gould’s parental leave is similar to that of many Canadians. Yet there are key differences, and they offer lessons on how parental leave could be redesigned to help more Canadian parents.
A view of the Yaqan Nukiy, also known as the Lower Kootenay Band First Nation, wetland restoration project is seen near Creston, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norm Allard

Ripple effect: How public attitudes can shift governments toward sustainable, and resilient, water systems

The results of a new study are clear: resilient water governance systems are effective and enjoy strong public support. The time is now to build resilience into our global water systems.
A gathering of Indigenous community members, Knowledge Keepers and Elders, service providers, researchers and non-Indigenous allies met in Toronto to talk about neurodevelopmental disabilities. (Jason Jenkins)

Hearing the voices of Indigenous people with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Although their stories often tell of strengths, struggles and important community contributions, the voices of Indigenous people with neurodevelopmental disabilities often go unheard.


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