Brock media clips for Friday, April 30

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

Brock study finds balanced discussion on COVID-19, but ‘quite a bit’ of anti-Asian racism: Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Antony Chum and graduate students Andrew Nielsen and Zachary Bellows spoke to CBC, The St. Catharines Standard and YourTV Niagara about research they conducted that evaluated how Ontarians respond to COVID-19 restrictions on Twitter.

Canada’s proposed sports betting law could generate taxes, protect consumers: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine was quoted in a Canadian Press article about efforts to loosen the rules around sports betting in Canada. The article appeared on TSN and in media outlets across the country. Naraine also spoke about sports betting during an interview with Newstalk 610 CKTB.

Melissa Krist brings ‘world-class experience’ to her new role as Brock University athletic director: The appointment of Melissa Krist as Brock’s new Athletic Director on June 1 was discussed in articles from The St. Catharines Standard and BP Sports Niagara, which included quotes from Krist and Anna Lathrop, Brock’s Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Students.

The hot-person vaccine: Associate Professor of Child and Youth Studies Shauna Pomerantz’s research on the social media platform TikTok led to her being quoted in an article from The Atlantic that discussed vaccine elitism.

Evaluating Biden’s first 100 days and what it means for Canada: Instructor of Canadian Studies Ibrahim Berrada spoke to CBC’s The Morning Edition in Saskatchewan as well as several other CBC stations across the country about cross-border relations between Canada and the U.S. after the first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency.

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