Brock Media Clips for Friday, May 8

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

Why Canada’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery will only be as good as our child care: Associate Professor of Sociology Kate Bezanson spoke about the need for short- and long-term changes to be made in the Canadian child-care sector in a Toronto Star article available to subscribers and the Uncommons podcast.

Canadian sports leagues ask for help: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine talked to CTV News and Newstalk 610 CKTB about financial support needed by Canadian sports leagues to maintain their operations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do not blame COVID-19 for binge watching: Assistant Professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Liz Clarke spoke to YourTV Niagara and Newstalk 610 CKTB about the rising trend of binge-watching television shows and the way the habit has affected the algorithms video-on-demand sites use to generate content.

Non-profit leadership program moves online: Director of the Goodman Group Abdul Rahimi was interviewed by YourTV Niagara about the steps taken to bring the Non-Profit Leadership Certificate program online for the first time.

Niagara’s grape growers are facing a unique challenge this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Senior Scientist at Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) Jim Willwerth talked to Newstalk 610 CKTB and The Grower about a recent online seminar he hosted that discussed safely and cost-effectively completing vineyard work while maintaining physical distancing protocols. CCOVI was also featured in a CHCH story about the Corkscrewed TV show, which features interviews with many of the institute’s scientists.

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