Brock Media Clips for Friday, Dec. 4

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

Brock University receives SickKids funding to study mental health impact of pandemic: Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Karen Patte was quoted in a Newstalk 610 CKTB article that discussed how a team she is leading will use nearly $300,000 from SickKids Hospital and the Canadian institutes of Health Research to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of young people. Patte also discussed the research during an interview with Matt Holmes.

Recession from coronavirus means more dads could take paternity leave: study: In a Canadian Press article that was printed in the Huffington Post and on Global News, Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies Andrea Doucet discussed the changing conversation and social norms associated with fathers potentially taking a paternity leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spending a long time on your phone does NOT increase your risk of anxiety or depression – but worrying about it could be bad for your mental health: A Daily Mail article about the effects of smartphone use on stress, anxiety and depression included research and a quote from Taylor Heffer, a PhD student in the Lifespan Development stream of Psychology.

Brock University will extend its holiday break: The decision by Brock University to extend its upcoming holiday break by one week was featured in articles from The St. Catharines Standard, Global News and Newstalk 610 CKTB and included quotes from Provost and Vice-President, Academic Lynn Wells.

Liberal government moving forward with national child-care program: Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences Kate Bezanson spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the federal government’s plan to move forward with a national child-care program and the economic commitment it would require.

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