Brock Media Clips for Friday, Feb. 21

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

Brock launches Canada-Caribbean Institute: The launch of the Canadian-Caribbean Institute by Brock University and the University of the West Indies was featured in articles from Newstalk 610 CKTB and Loop Trinidad and Tobago. Brock University President and Vice-Chancellor Gervan Fearon was quoted in both articles, where he spoke about the importance of the collaboration as well as a new scholarship he will be personally contributing to.

Victims of violence in Niagara get help from the sweet science: Professor of Kinesiology Cathy Van Ingen spoke with the Niagara Falls Review, Radio Canada International and Newstalk 610 CKTB about the expansion of a non-contact boxing program for victims of gender-based and family violence. The Niagara portion of the program, which focuses on youth between the ages of 13 and 18, will continue to be run by a team from Brock and is expanding thanks to $320,000 from the federal government.

Is Regina’s Co-op lockout a watershed moment for Canada’s labour movement?: Professor of Labour Studies Larry Savage spoke to the Toronto Star about income inequality in society deteriorating the power of unions in an ongoing oil and gas strike in Saskatchewan.

15 months after legalization, 2.8 million Ontarians live in places where cannabis retail is illegal: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke to Global News about the likelihood of ongoing black market cannabis sales in Ontario municipalities that have prohibited legal sales. Armstrong also spoke about corporate layoffs by legal cannabis producers in the London Free Press and elevated legal cannabis prices with Stuff New Zealand.

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