Brock Media Clips for Friday, May 29

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

Push to expand essential travel from U.S.-Canada ahead of June 21 travel ban expiration: Associate Professor of Political Science Charles Conteh spoke with WKBW Buffalo, Newstalk 610 CKTB and The Niagara Falls Review about specific considerations that need to be made if the border between Canada and the United States is to be reopened.

Deal on child care support said to be ‘very close’: Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences Kate Bezanson talked to CTV about the need to significantly amend child-care policy in order to bring women back into the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fight for a free Hong Kong isn’t over just because Canada wants no part of it: Associate Professor of Political Science Charles Burton discussed new security laws to be imposed on Hong Kong by China in articles from Maclean’s and Global News. Burton also talked about the ongoing detention of Canadian citizens in China on CKNW’s The Lynda Steele Show, and about Chinese trade policies in a Stuff New Zealand article.

Now comes the Poodemic: A Halifax Examiner article about parks being open but public washrooms remaining closed featured quotes from Associate Professor of Health Sciences Paula Gardner, who said closed public toilets could lead to additional health concerns.

Strategies to keep kids engaged: YourTV Niagara’s the source program interviewed Associate Professor of Educational Studies Debra Harwood about how parents can provide children with a sense of purpose and well-being while teaching them from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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