Brock in the News: June 11-17

New coach, new era for Brock University women’s basketball program

Athletics and Recreation welcomed Laurentian alumna Ashley MacSporran this week, as the newest addition to their coaching staff for the women’s basketball program, generating local media buzz from TSN 1150, 105.7 EZ Rock, Niagara this Week, The Record and 610 CKTB.

Government ‘Sunshine List’ will drive wages up, productivity down says university prof

If the objective of publishing the Sunshine List was to reduce high government salaries, Professor Zachary Spicer says that this may actually be counter-productive. Spicer explains to CBC News the list actually works as a benchmark to see what their counterparts are making, effectively giving them the tools to renegotiate and earn more money.

London mayor’s tryst begs question of power imbalance

After London mayor Matt Brown and deputy mayor Maureen Cassidy admitted to their brief affair earlier this week, Professor Zachary Spicer believes that though this won’t permanently damage his political standing, he will need to spend ample time regaining the trust of his councillors: London Free Press and Windsor Star.

A benefit system disadvantaging Canada’s poorest children

Post-doctoral fellow Lindsay McKay knows first-hand what it’s like missing out on the maternity leave governmental benefits. She recently sat down with Rabble to talk about her research behind those who do not qualify and how they will be deeply impacted.

Brock honours formerly homeless grad

Attending university seemed out of Kerri Ann Podwinski’s reach, after leaving home at 14 and supporting herself over the years through working three jobs. Despite these and other adversities, Podwinski succeeded in her journey through post-secondary, as she earned one of Brock’s most prestigious awards at convocation last week: St. Catharines Standard.

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