Brock media clips for Friday, Aug. 20

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

Class-action lawsuit alleges ‘widespread’ sexual, physical abuse of Indigenous patients at tuberculosis hospitalsHistory Professor Maureen Lux spoke to CTV about a class-action lawsuit that is exposing the torment faced by Indigenous people at medical facilities that had been constructed specifically for them.

Brock requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for those on campus: Brock’s Interim President Lynn Wells spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the University requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students, staff, faculty and other visitors to campus this fall. Several Brock faculty members were also quoted in a St. Catharines Standard article that discussed their support for the vaccine requirement.

‘Human influence’ behind increase in forest fires, droughts, heavy rain: new climate change report: Professor of Biological Sciences Liette Vasseur spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about recent findings in a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Vasseur also spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about her work with Niagara vineyards to fight climate change.

Political leaders begin campaign: Associate Professor of Political Science Livianna Tossutti spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB, OMNI and the St. Catharines Standard about what the leaders of Canada’s political parties are saying ahead of the upcoming federal election. Instructor of Canadian Studies Ibrahim Berrada also discussed the election in an Insauga article and in interviews with CBC stations across the country.

School district allows students to opt out of mask policy. Mom says same policy should apply to ‘misogynistic’ dress code: Associate Professor of Child and Youth Studies Shauna Pomerantz spoke to Yahoo! News about dress codes in schools and the opposition they face from students and parents.

Vaccine mandates put unions in a delicate spot: They encourage members to get the jab but seek to protect those who don’t: Assistant Professor of Labour Studies Alison Braley-Rattai discussed how unions are responding to mandatory vaccination policies in Canada in an article that appeared in The Toronto Star.

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