Brock Media Clips for Friday, June 12

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

Ex-prime minister among speakers at Brock’s online convocation: The launch of Brock’s upcoming Virtual Convocation on Friday, June 19, which will feature speeches from former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Brock President Gervan Fearon and others, was the subject of stories from The St. Catharines Standard and CHCH. The University’s Convocation is taking place online due to physical distancing restrictions.

Remote voting using video is best option, tech, cybersecurity experts tell PROC: Associate Professor of Political Science Nicole Goodman was quoted in a The Hill Times article that discussed the safest ways for members of Parliament to place their votes online.

How prevalent is racism in the Niagara region?: Brock University’s Anti-Racism Advisor Kattawe Henry spoke to YourTV Niagara and The St. Catharines Standard about racism in Niagara and the way it negatively effects students and the community.

One full year of legal cannabis: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong talked to Newstalk 610 CKTB about purchasing trends that were outlined in the first annual report from the Ontario Cannabis Store. Armstrong also discussed purchasing trends in Québec in a La Presse article, and the overall quality and falling prices of legal cannabis in a Mugglehead article.

New-look school term for kids in Septebmer: Professor of Education Louis Volante spoke to YourTV Niagara and The Hamilton Spectator about what school will look like in September as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brock PhD student speaks on One Dish, One Mic: Josh Manitowabi, a Brock PhD student in Interdisciplinary Humanities was a guest on the One Dish, One Mic program, where he spoke about the history of Indigenous peoples in Niagara and beyond in the 16th century.

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