Brock Media Clips for Friday, Feb. 18

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

Niagara family’s transformative $5M gift boosts Brock Engineering: A $5-million gift from former Brock University Professor of Biological Sciences Yousef Haj-Ahmad, through the Haj-Ahmad Family Foundation, to support the newly named Yousef Haj-Ahmad Department of Engineering at the University was the subject of articles from The Toronto Star, the St. Catharines Standard, Newstalk 610 CKTB, Academica, 101.1 More FM and The Niagara Independent. Brock’s Associate Vice-President, Advancement and External Relations Gord Arbeau also spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the gift.

Brock University, Niagara College come together in weeklong remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls: Brock’s Acting Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Robyn Bourgeois spoke to the St. Catharines Standard in articles on Friday, Feb. 11 and Sunday Feb. 13 about the University’s participation in the REDress Project to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. Bourgeois also spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB’s One Dish One Mic program about the anniversary of the discovery of many murdered Indigenous women and girls on the property of a serial killer in British Columbia, and how it still resonates today.

Brock experts weigh in on Olympics: Assistant Professors of Sport Management Michelle Donnelly, Michael Naraine and Taylor McKee all spoke to media about the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Donnelly spoke to Ms. Magazine about gender balance and inclusion at the Games, while Naraine discussed sponsorship opportunities for athletes who span nationalities with Women’s Wear Daily. McKee was interviewed by CP24 about doping allegations related to a Russian figure skater.

China puts coal plants at full capacity, even as it touts hosting a ‘green’ Olympics: Professor of Biological Sciences Liette Vasseur was quoted in an NPR article that ran in outlets across the United States and discussed allegations of greenwashing with concern to Chinese environmental policies at the Winter Olympics.

Will limiting alcohol make a difference in a small Nunavut town?: Professor of Health Sciences Dan Malleck spoke to The Toronto Star about proposed liquor restriction in a town in Nunavut.

Cold plunges are getting lots of buzz, but is it supported by science?: Professor of Kinesiology Stephen Cheung spoke to The Toronto Star about the potential risks humans face when they go swimming in cold water.

Brock athletes return to competition: Director of Brock Sports Melissa Krist spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the return to competition of many of the University’s varsity teams.

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