IN THE NEWS: Convocation, grade inflation, golf merger, strikes and lemonade

In recent media appearances, Brock experts discussed the University’s upcoming Spring Convocation, a merger in the world of golf, issues that arise from high school grade inflation, the lasting legacy of a federal workers’ strike and a partnership that welcomed young entrepreneurs to campus to sell lemonade.

Lesley Rigg set to be installed as seventh Brock University President: Brock University President and Vice-Chancellor Lesley Rigg spoke to the Toronto Star, YourTV Niagara and Newstalk 610 CKTB about Brock’s upcoming Spring Convocation celebrations and her formal installation as the University’s seventh President.

PGA Tour to merge with rival Saudi LIV League: Associate Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine and Assistant Professor of Sport Management Taylor McKee each discussed the controversial merger of the PGA tour with rival LIV Golf. Naraine spoke to CHCH, Newstalk 610 CKTB and CHML 900 about the merger, while McKee spoke to CP24 and Trending Now.

Critics call them ‘credit mills.’ But some students say private courses give them the boost they need: Professor of Education Governance and Policy Analysis Louis Volante spoke to CBC about negative issues that can arise from grade inflation in some high school settings.

Ottawa gives updated deal to federal union that signed agreement before PSAC strike: Professor of Labour Studies Larry Savage spoke to the Globe and Mail about the impact the Public Service Alliance of Canada strike and subsequent resolution have had on smaller federal public service unions.

Goodman Lemonade welcomes young entrepreneurs to Brock: Yennis Camargo, Manager of Professional and Executive Development at Brock’s Goodman Group spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about Goodman Lemonade, a partnership between the University and FirstOntario Credit Union that welcomed 60 young entrepreneurs to campus to sell lemonade. Goodman Group Director Abdul Rahimi also discussed the initiative in an interview with YourTV Niagara.

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