IN THE NEWS: Convocation honours, mosquitoes, cold water and esports

In recent media appearances, Brock’s honorary doctorate recipients discussed their thoughts on receiving the degrees; President Lesley Rigg spoke about her instalment at Spring Convocation; and University researchers talked about the connection between heatwaves and the mosquito population, the impact cold- water plunging can have on the human body, and the potential inclusion of esports in the Olympics.

Kyle Dubas tells Brock grads never doubt a job you love: The presentation of an honorary doctorate to Pittsburgh Penguins President of Hockey Operations Kyle Dubas (BSM ’07) at the University’s 113th Convocation was the subject of articles from CTV, The National Post, TSN, Toronto Star, CHCH, Daily Hive, Yardbarker, Burlington Gazette, YourTV Niagara, St. Catharines Standard, The Hockey News, and RDS (in French).

Former Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, now Pittsburgh president, returns to Brock for honorary degree from his alma mater: Brock University’s three honorary doctorate recipients — Kyle Dubas, Jenn Harper and Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ’84) — were quoted in a Toronto Star article about receiving the honour. Rosati also spoke about her time at Convocation during an interview with Newstalk 610 CKTB.

Lesley Rigg officially installed as Brock University’s seventh president: The ceremonial instalment of Lesley Rigg as Brock University President at Brock’s 113th Convocation was discussed in a Toronto Star article.

Noticing more mosquitoes? It could be because of the heat wave: Professor of Biological Sciences Fiona Hunter spoke to CBC about the impact a heatwave in Ontario has had on mosquito development. Hunter also spoke to various CBC radio stations about whether mosquitoes were more attracted to bite specific people.

What do we know about the health benefits and risks of cold-water immersion? Professor of Kinesiology Stephen Cheung spoke to CBC’s The Dose about the impact cold-water plunging can have on people’s health.

Game on, or game over? As esports popularity grows, so does an Olympic dream: Assistant Professor of Sport Management Michele Donnelly spoke to the Toronto Star about the rise of esports and their potential future inclusion in the Olympics.

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