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Laurier: Donna Kotsopoulos appointed Acting Associate Vice-President: Research; Deborah MacLatchy appointed Acting Vice-President: Research

November 21, 2014

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos to the role of Acting Associate Vice-President: Research, commencing Nov. 20. Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos will lead the Office of Research Services and report to Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, who will serve as Acting Vice-President: Research in addition to her role as Vice-President: Academic and Provost.

Lakeshore Advance: No easy answers to terrorist recruitment

October 14, 2014

Where does the road diverge between the youth who choose the path of helping and those who choose the path of harm? And are there points along their journey where they might be set on a positive path? We turned to two Canadian experts who have spent years studying radicalization and terrorism: Lorne Dawson, a University of Waterloo sociologist, and Michael Zekulin, a political scientist at the University of Calgary. Both are regularly sought by media, and the RCMP and CSIS have on numerous occasions asked Dawson to share his expertise.   Read more: http://www.lakeshoreadvance.com/2014/10/09/how-do-young-canadians-end-up-among-the-jihadis  

Ottawa Citizen: The stress of the service

October 14, 2014

Both the nature of Ottawa police work and the ways in which the service is organized has caused some officers to feel overwhelmed, according to a 2010 study on work overload in the investigative sections of the Ottawa Police Service. The study was done by Carleton University Sprott Business School Prof. Linda Duxbury and the University of Western Ontario’s Christopher Higgins. Read more: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/the-stress-of-the-service  

The Brock News: Brock-community study to improve wheelchairs for children with cerebral palsy

October 14, 2014

A five-member Brock University research team has partnered with two community groups - Niagara Children’s Centre and Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics - to find out more about how and why children with cerebral palsy produce heat and get sweaty in their chairs. “At the end, we will be able to recommend a seating system that would allow children with cerebral palsy and others - from spinal cord injured to elite athletes in wheelchairs - to be in their seat for a long time without the risk of developing pressure sores,” says project team leader Bareket Falk, Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. - See more at: http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=30170