Brock Media Clips for Friday, April 17

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

TikTok fosters creativity, laughter during COVID-19 pandemic: Associate Professor of Child and Youth Studies Shauna Pomerantz discussed research she and her 11-year-old daughter are conducting about the social media platform Tik Tok in articles from Newstalk 610 CKTB and Thorold News. Pomerantz believes Tik Tok can be helpful to children who are coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual coffee breaks key for people forced to work from home: Andrew Gaudes, Dean of Brock’s Goodman School of Business, talked to The St. Catharines Standard, Newstalk 610 CKTB and YourTV Niagara  about the importance of maintaining regular virtual communications with work colleagues while working from home to satisfy the need for human interaction.

China may have breached consular agreement by withholding access to detained Canadians since January: Associate Professor of Political Science Charles Burton talked to The Hill Times about the need for Canadian officials to be granted meetings with imprisoned Canadian citizens in China. Burton said the COVID-19 pandemic was not a reason to deny access to some form of consultation.

Should pro sports return during the pandemic?: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the financial reasons driving many sports leagues to attempt to restart during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about the possibility of thoroughbred horse racing becoming the first sport to resume operations locally.

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