Brock Media Clips for Friday, April 8

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

Swimmer Lia Thomas latest target in ‘culture war’ on trans athletes, critics say: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michele Donnelly spoke to CBC about how transgender athletes’ achievements are discussed in the media. Donnelly also spoke to The Toronto Star about the specific culture of masculinity that exists in ice hockey.

Canada’s cannabis industry braces for increased competition as U.S. legalization looms larger: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong Spoke to The Financial Post and The National Post about the way Canadian producers could be impacted if the United States legalized the use of recreational cannabis at the federal level. Armstrong also spoke to The London Free Press about several factors that caused growth in the Canadian cannabis industry.

Brock University to mandate vaccination, masks for Summer Term: The announcement that Brock would maintain its vaccination mandate and the requirement to wear masks indoors beyond the Winter Term was discussed in articles from The St. Catharines Standard, The Ottawa Sun and CTV.

Region Notebook: Training session aims to increase councillors’ understanding of Indigenous issues: A presentation to Niagara Regional councillors from Brock’s Acting Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Robyn Bourgeois, which included discussion on Indigenous world views, legacies of colonialism and creating culturally safe programs and services, was featured in a St. Catharines Standard article.

A banner season for championship banners at Brock University: Articles from The St. Catharines Standard discussed the many accomplishments of Brock Sports teams during the 2021-22 season as well as the individual award winners for each sport. Separate articles from The St. Catharines Standard and BP Sports Niagara highlighted the dominance of the University’s men’s and women’s wrestling programs at the Ontario University Athletics championships, while stories from The Sun Nigeria and BP Sports Niagara focused on individual athletes.

Brock University: Student life on campus: Political Science student Noah Nickel spoke to Maclean’s about the many reasons he is enjoying completing his post-secondary studies at Brock University.

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