IN THE NEWS: Falling cannabis prices, grocery workers strike and a global search for rocks

In recent media appearances, Brock experts discussed the falling price of legal cannabis, ongoing labour action taking place across Canada, a search for rock samples, a year living with seniors and the donation of rare travel books.

Ontario is lowering its markups on pot, as cannabis companies struggle to stay afloat: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke to CBC, Newstalk 610 CKTB and seven CBC radio stations across Ontario about the reasons for a drop in the price of legal cannabis.

Recent string of rejected agreements show Canadian workers are fighting to catch up, experts say: Professors from Brock’s Department of Labour Studies completed more than a dozen radio, television and print interviews about a strike by workers at Metro stores as well as additional labour action taking place across the country. Highlights included Professor Larry Savage speaking with the Globe and Mail, CTV Windsor, the Toronto Star and CTV News; Associate Professor Simon Black speaking with Metro Morning and Global News; and Associate Professor Alison Braley-Rattai on CBC’s The National, Newstalk 610 CKTB and CBC Ottawa.

Brock professor joins Mars sample return mission, collecting ancient rocks on Earth: Professor of Earth Sciences Mariek Schmidt spoke to CHCH, Newstalk 610 CKTB and CHML 900 about a project she is involved in to define a set of rock samples on Earth that are comparable to rock samples that will be collected on Mars.

Brock University student who lived with seniors for a year emerges with new outlook: Master of Applied Gerontology student Ella Laygo spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about her participation in a program that saw her spend a year living alongside seniors.

Brock University’s Archives and Special Collections now home to rare collection of travel book series: Brock’s Head of Archives and Special Collections David Sharron spoke to Niagara This Week about a collection of rare travel books donated to the University by longtime supporters of Brock David Murray and Elizabeth Surtees.

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