Brock media clips for Friday, Feb. 19

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

Brock professor lands Mars mission role: Associate Professor of Earth Sciences Mariek Schmidt’s role in the Perseverance rover’s mission to Mars was the subject of articles and interviews with media outlets from across the country.

Schmidt’s media appearances included:
Globe and Mail
CBC Toronto
CTV News Channel
Global News
CBC The Current
CBC Metro Morning
St. Catharines Standard
CBC Hamilton
CKTB 610
Space Q
EOS Space News

Escalating online attack shows dark side of social media, say Brock professors: Commentary on the dark side of social media from Professor of Child and Youth Studies Tony Volk, social media regulation from Associate Professor of Political Science Blayne Haggart, and cyberbullying from Associate Professor of Child and Youth Studies Dawn Zinga was included in a St. Catharines Standard article that analyzed online threats made against Niagara’s acting medical officer of health.

The mixed blessing of this pandemic Family Day: Associate Professor of Sport Management Dawn Trussell discussed the importance of strengthening familial bonds in a Toronto Star article about the Family Day holiday.

Homeless support organization holding food drive to support shelters: A food drive being led by Biomedical Science student Silvana Nguyen, which will donate food to three support programs across Niagara, was featured in a St. Catharines Standard article.

Fitness experts reveal exactly what to do when you can’t motivate yourself to work out: Professor of Kinesiology Philip Wilson suggested people could connect with a virtual workout buddy to stay motivated in their fitness pursuits in a Yahoo! article about how to maintain a fitness routine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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