Brock Media Clips for Friday, May 22

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

Brock University primarily moving classes online for Fall Term: An article on Newstalk 610 CKTB as well as an interview with Provost and Vice-President, Academic Greg Finn discussed the University’s plan to move many classes online for the Fall Term to ensure student safety. Some classes will take place safely on campus when an online substitute is not available or if in-person learning is essential.

Brock profs talk to The Source: Associate Professor of Health Sciences Madelyn Law appeared on The Source to talk about necessary considerations that need to be made on a case-by-case basis before recreational sports for children and adults can take place again. Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies Tim O’Connell spoke to The Source about research he is conducting into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on outdoor recreation participation.

Cuvée goes virtual: The launch of a new online experience for the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute’s (CCOVI) Cuvée Grand Tasting was discussed by CCOVI Manager Barb Tatarnic on Newstalk 610 CKTB, The Grapevine, Wines in Niagara, and YourTV Niagara.

The dumbest thing you did behind the wheel and lived to tell the tale: Professor of Child and Youth Studies Tony Volk was a guest on the CBC’s Ontario Today program where he discussed some of the factors that can tempt younger motorists to take risks when driving.

Child care funding a ‘top priority’ as feds look to restart economy: Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences Kate Bezanson spoke to The Huffington Post and CTV about the importance of child care to the Canadian economy.

Grading kids during COVID-19: A Global News article that explored how children’s school work is being graded during the COVID-19 pandemic featured quotes from Professor of Education Louis Volante, who said most children should be graded on a pass-fail system, while those in Grade 12 could be evaluated based on their mid-term grades.

Settlement reached between CHL and former players: Assistant Professor of Labour Studied Simon Black talked to Newstalk 610 CKTB about a settlement in a class action lawsuit between the Canadian Hockey League and former players as well as next steps that can be taken by the labour movement and governments to protect the rights of current players.

Brock University confirms plans to celebrate convocation online: Plans for Brock to host its Spring Convocation online through a portal that personalizes the experience for each student were discussed in The St. Catharines Standard and Newstalk 610 CKTB and featured quotes from President Gervan Fearon as well as Registrar and Associate Vice-President Enrolment Service Geraldine Jones. The University will also invite students to an on-campus celebration when it is safe to do so.

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