Brock media clips for Friday, Jan. 29

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

Easing rules for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say: Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences Kate Bezanson, and Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies Andrea Doucet were quoted in a Canadian Press article that appeared in The National Post and dozens of other outlets across the country and highlighted inequities faced by new parents receiving benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protesters urge Canada to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid ongoing crisis in Yemen: Assistant Professor of Labour Studies Simon Black spoke to The Globe and Mail and Al Jazeera about protests related to Canada’s ongoing $15-billion deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.

Pandemic online shopping boom has generated bumper crop of vulnerable personal data, e-commerce experts warn: Professor of Information Systems Anteneh Ayanso was quoted in a CBC article about privacy and security concerns related to the significant increase in online shopping that occurred in 2020.

Cancelling Olympics could be tougher than it appears, says Brock prof: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine talked to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the possibility of the Tokyo Olympics being cancelled as well as other options that could be implemented so they could go ahead this summer. Naraine also appeared in a separate Newstalk 610 CKTB interview to discuss recent developments in the world of sports business.

Brock University names Ken Chan vice-president, administration: The announcement of Ken Chan as Brock University’s next Vice-President, Administration was the subject of a St. Catharines Standard article that included quotes from Brock University President Gervan Fearon,

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