Brock Media Clips for Wednesday, June 29

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

‘Fatigue, frustration and anger’ felt in Hamilton, Niagara region after Roe v. Wade overturned in U.S.: Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Margot Francis and Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Charlotte Henay spoke to CBC about the impact of the U.S Supreme court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had secured constitutional protections for abortion.

Canadians feeling conflicted about the flag as Canada Day approaches: Brock University Associate Professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Derek Foster spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB, CHML 900 and 101.1 More FM about how Canadians view the flag this Canada Day due to its affiliation with recent protests.

Niagara’s Indigenous community celebrates culture while reflecting on injustices they have faced: Sherri Vansickle, Interim Director of Indigenous Educational Studies at Brock was quoted by the St. Catharines Standard in an article highlighting local celebrations for National Indigenous Peoples Day. On the same day, Brock Assistant Professor of Political Science Liam Midzain-Gobin spoke to CHML 900 about political changes in recent years in regard to truth and reconciliation.

Scotiabank pauses Hockey Canada sponsorship: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Taylor McKee spoke to CBC,The Globe and Mail’s Decibel podcast and CBC’s The National about the decision of several sponsors to pause or withdraw funding from Hockey Canada over the organization’s handling of an alleged sexual assault.

Brock University, YWCA Niagara research focuses on women’s housing affordability and homelessness experiences: Assistant Professor of Political Science Joanne Heritz spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about a research partnership between Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory and YWCA Niagara Region that enabled women to share their experiences with housing and homelessness.

Canada voted in favour of world swimming body’s transgender policy: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michele Donnelly spoke to The Canadian Press about the adoption of a controversial gender policy by the world governing body of swimming.

Brock researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in government grants: Brock University Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about more than $3 million in government research grants the University has received and the projects the grants will fund.

Universities grapple with housing first years as enrolment jumps: Brock’s Associate Vice-President, Ancillary Services Ed Wall spoke to The Toronto Star about how the University is meeting the demand for on-campus student housing.

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