IN THE NEWS: Humidity’s impact, ancient rocks, algae blooms, cannabis in Quebec and teen kindness

In recent media appearances, Brock experts discussed the danger humidity poses to the human body, how ancient Earth rocks will be used to prepare for the arrival of Mars samples, the growing issue of toxic algae blooms in Ontario, Quebec introducing new cannabis stores under a retail monopoly and teenagers’ thoughts on kindness.

How hot is too hot for the human body? Research shows rising humidity poses the greatest risk: Professor of Kinesiology Stephen Cheung welcomed Global News into his lab to discuss heat and humidity’s impact on the body.

Canadian prof digs ancient rocks in Scotland so scientists can learn how to handle Mars samples: Earth Sciences Professor Mariek Schmidt spoke with CBC about recent work that took place to excavate rocks on the Isle of Rum in Scotland, which will be used to help understand rock samples from Mars.

Toxic algae blooms in southern Ontario becoming more frequent as temperatures rise, say researchers: Vaughn Mangal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, and Kelly Biagi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, were quoted in an article by the St. Catharines Standard about the cause of toxic algae blooms being experienced in southern Ontario. Biagi also appeared on Newstalk 610 CKTB to discuss the topic.

Quebec has limited plans for new cannabis stores under retail monopoly: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke to the MJBizDaily about the planned expansion of cannabis stores operated by Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), the Quebec government-owned recreational cannabis retail monopoly.

Brock University study looking for teens to share thoughts on kindness: An article in the St. Catharines Standard focused on Faculty of Education Professor Sandra Bosacki’s research, which aims to learn more about teens and their thoughts on and experiences with kindness.

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