Brock Media Clips for Monday, Oct. 8

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.

School district relaxes its ‘sexist’ dress code allowing ripped jeans, leggings: Associate Professor of Child and Youth Studies Shauna Pomerantz was featured in a article about the introduction of more relaxed school dress code policies in Alameda, Calif. and other parts of the United States. Pomerantz said the changes would have a positive impact on both male and female students.

Brock research focuses on Niagara’s resilient industries: A St. Catharines Standard story featuring Brock graduate Sean Calcott and Professor of Political Science Charles Conteh examined findings from the University’s Niagara Community Observatory that showed an upswing in the region’s manufacturing sector.

Hilary Brown: Canada’s First Iron Woman: The athletic career of Faculty of Education Associate Professor Hilary Brown was the subject of an article in Triathlon Magazine Canada. Brown became the first Canadian woman to complete the Ironman in 1982 and would go on to compete in the race six times.

A case of mistaken identity, Florida animal hospital faces backlash for actions of St. Catharines veterinarian: Child and Youth Studies Professor Tony Volk was quoted in a Niagara This Week article examining negative reviews wrongfully aimed at a Florida veterinary clinic. Volk said writing targeted negative reviews online offered a way for people to express their dissatisfaction in the presence of their peers.

Why these men are running 24 hours in complete sensory deprivation: Research from Brock Kinesiology PhD student Phillip Wallace and Professor Stephen Cheung was included in an article about three runners who will attempt to complete a 24-hour running challenge in complete isolation.

Province still committed to $1B and won’t intervene on LRT decision: Skelly: The participation of two members of provincial parliament in a telephone town hall with a Hamilton mayoral candidate was discussed by Political Science Professor David Siegel in a CBC article.

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