Brock Media Clips for Monday, March 30

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

Brock helping fight pandemic with supplies, expertise: Brock’s efforts to help in the fight against COVID-19, including manufacturing and donating 3D-printed face shields, donating protective gloves and masks, and exploring how to use the University’s labs for virus research and testing were featured in articles from the St. Catharines Standard, Newstalk 610 CKTB and Niagara Now.

Sore back, neck from working at home? Quick fixes to improve your workspace: A Global News article about maintaining appropriate posture while working from home featured quotes from Associate Professor of Kinesiology Michael Holmes, who said it was important for people to separate their work environment from their living environment.

COC’s early action helped guide IOC toward decision it ultimately wanted: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine spoke with the CBC about the decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and the role the Canadian Olympic Committee played in that decision.

As pandemic spreads, a wave of executive teams announce pay cuts: A Toronto Star article that discussed executive-level pay cuts to combat financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic featured quotes from Labour Studies Professor Larry Savage, who said companies may be lowering high-level salaries to better qualify for government bailout packages.

Cannabis retailers experience ups and downs: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke with Mugglehead about the stockpiling of legal cannabis by people who are now confined to their homes. He also talked with the CBC about online cannabis  sales in the Northwest territories and the London Free Press about new cannabis retail stores in Southwestern Ontario.

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