Brock Media Clips for Friday, Nov. 19

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

Using virtual reality to foster environmental empathy: Jessica Blythe, Assistant Professor in Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, spoke to CBC’s The National about research she is conducting to gauge people’s empathy for oceans after they have participated in a virtual reality exercise. Blythe’s research was also discussed in a CBC article.

Transforming hair scrunchies bring peace of mind to Brock University nightlife: Fourth-year Business Communication student and Gender and Sexual Violence (GSV) Support and Education Peer to Peer Assistant Mackenzie Rockbrune spoke to the St. Catharines Standard and Newstalk 610 CKTB about the sale of NightCap drink covers at the Campus Store and the increased sense of safety they provide to students while they are consuming drinks.

Pen Centre incident involving vaccination proof probed: Assistant Professor of Labour Studies Alison Braley-Rattai spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about a local vaccine mandate and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Is Canada becoming a soccer nation?: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the increased interest in the Canadian men’s soccer team.

Teacher fired for blackface but why not Trudeau: Assistant Professor of Political Science Liam Midzain-Gobin spoke to Hamilton Today 46 minutes into the program’s Thursday, Nov. 18 broadcast about contrasting punishments for people who have worn blackface.

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