Brock Media Clips for Friday, May 31

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

MOU between Brock, Community Care aims to help vulnerable communities: The signing of a memorandum of understanding between Brock University and Community Care, St. Catharines and Thorold was featured by Academica and YourTv Niagara. The strengthened partnership, which was formally signed by Brock University President Gervan Fearon and Community Care CEO Betty-Lou Souter, aims to enhance the services and supports to the agency through active learning and experiential research.

Doug Ford is obsessed with running Toronto. What does that mean for Ottawa?: Political Science Professor David Siegel was quoted in a CBC article saying Ontario Premier Doug Ford seems to have limited knowledge of the province outside of Toronto.

New Brunswickers are avoiding buying pot with credit cards, sales figures show: During a Global News report, Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke about the anonymity that comes with purchasing marijuana products using cash. In a separate Global News report, Armstrong also discussed ongoing shortages in Ontario’s cannabis stores.

Stop smoking program shutters after Ford government pulls funding: The defunding of a smoking cessation program, which was independently run but had been housed at Brock University since 2000, was discussed in articles from CBC and the National Post. Leave The Pack Behind was launched by Associate Professor of Health Sciences Kelli-an Lawrance and had helped more than 40,000 young people quit smoking.

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