IN THE NEWS: A new VR tool, supporting Indigenous Peoples and taking action against intimate partner violence

In recent media appearances, Brock experts discussed a new virtual reality tool, strengthening supports for Indigenous Peoples with neurodevelopmental differences, intimate partner violence, autoworker labour negotiations, soccer referees and the Steel Blade Classic hockey game.

Brock, Niagara College develop virtual reality tool to educate about ableism: Professor of Kinesiology Maureen Connolly spoke to CHCH about a partnership between Brock and Niagara college to create a virtual reality tool that will help students learn about the lived experiences of people with disabilities on post-secondary campuses.

Brock-CAMH report calls for enhanced mental health, neurodiversity supports for Indigenous communities: Associate Professor of Applied Disability Studies Kendra Thomson spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about a report co-led by Brock and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health that aims to create and strengthen supports and services for Indigenous Peoples with neurodevelopmental differences.

Niagara Region council declares intimate partner violence an epidemic: Brock’s Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Robyn Bourgeois spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about the impact of Niagara Region’s decision to join 47 municipalities across Ontario that have declared intimate partner violence an epidemic.

Unifor addresses members who are unhappy with three-year Ford deal: Professor of Labour Studies Larry Savage spoke to the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star about Canadian auto workers’ reaction to a new deal between their union, Unifor and Ford Motor Company. Associate Professor of Labour Studies Simon Black also discussed the deal and its impact going forward during an interview with Newstalk 610 CKTB.

Ontario soccer refs start wearing body cams to deter parental abuse: Brock research that will see soccer referees in Ontario wearing body cameras was discussed in an article from CBC and on various CBC radio stations.

Fans paint Meridian Centre red cheering on Brock men’s hockey team: The Brock Badgers men’s hockey victory over the Guelph Gryphons in front of 4,500 fans at the annual Steel Blade Classic hockey game was the subject of a St. Catharines Standard article.

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