Brock Media Clips for Thursday, Dec. 23

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

The pandemic put school dress codes into perspective: ‘We want control of our lives.’: Associate Professor of Child and Youth Studies Shauna Pomerantz was quoted in an article that appeared in USA Today and can be read in full on Yahoo News about opposition by students to dress code regulations at some schools.

Edmonton’s animal cruelty investigations unit an example for other police services: Associate Professor of Labour Studies Kendra Coulter discussed Canada’s enforcement of animal cruelty laws in a Canadian Press article that appeared in nearly 100 publications, including CBC Edmonton. Coulter was also quoted in a Smithsonian Magazine article that highlighted the historical practice of holding holiday parties for horses as a way to promote animal welfare.

He was the Canadian head of the world’s largest pot company. His next big bet? A rare fungus worth thousands a kilogram: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke to The Toronto Star about differences between the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada and potential efforts to legalize psychoactive mushroom products.

International students at Niagara’s Brock University celebrate holidays in Canada amid Omicron variant surge: Carolyn Villella, Brock’s International Student Life Specialist, spoke to the St. Catharines Standard and YourTV Niagara about the Home for the Holidays program, which will see nearly three dozen Brock students welcomed into the homes of local faculty, staff and students to celebrate the festive season.

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