Brock Media Clips for Friday, June 26

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

Fighting post-secondary systemic racism: President Gervan Fearon spoke to the CBC about ongoing efforts to promote equity and inclusion at Brock University as well as the obligation of all members of society to address systemic discrimination and racism.

Espionage charges against two Canadians proof soft diplomacy with China isn’t working: Associate Professor of Political Science Charles Burton spoke to the National Post, Ottawa Citizen and Newstalk 610 CKTB about the espionage charges faced by two Canadians currently being held in China.

Ottawa urged to earmark billions for child care as provinces reopen: Research from Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences Kate Bezanson, which advocated for funding to assist the child-care sector as it recovers from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, was featured in a Toronto Star article.

Brock voices on YourTV: Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies Tim O’Connell appeared on YourTV Niagara to provide an update on a survey he conducted about the importance of outdoor recreation. PhD student Garrick Forman also appeared on YourTV Niagara to discuss research he is conducting about injuries within the e-sports industry.

Brock grads are ‘best chances’ to help world facing major issues, says former-PM: The Convocation address from former Prime Minister Paul Martin, which was delivered online to nearly 3,000 graduating Brock students at the University’s Virtual Spring Convocation, was the subject of a St. Catharines Standard article.

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