Brock Media Clips for Thursday, May 14

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

Brock studies impact of COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor recreation: Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies Tim O’Connell spoke with The St. Catharines Standard and Newstalk 610 CKTB about a study he is leading to evaluate how people’s outdoor recreation practices have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brock University appoints new Provost: The announcement of Lynn Wells becoming Brock University’s new Provost and Vice-President, Academic was featured in articles from Newstalk 610 CKTB and The St. Catharines Standard, which included quotes from Wells and Brock University President Gervan Fearon.

Amazon rolls back unpaid leave as workers told of ‘additional’ COVID-19 case at Ontario warehouse: Assistant Professor of Labour Studies Simon Black was quoted in a Press Progress article about the reversal of personal leave of absence policies by Amazon in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Canada’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery will only be as good as our child care: An article about the need for short- and long-term changes to be made in the Canadian child-care sector, which quoted Associate Professor of Sociology Kate Bezanson, appeared on the front page of the Toronto Star Monday, May 11.

Cuvée shifts gears, goes online May 22: The move to bring Cuvée, an annual wine gala organized by Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), online was the subject of a St. Catharines Standard article and featured quotes from CCOVI Director Debbie Inglis and Manager Barb Tatarnic.

Leadership Conversations: Brock University: Videoconferencing Technologist Jon Winterbottom spoke to the Lifesize website about his role in helping to bring Brock’s classes online and how video technology is helping to ease that transition.

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