IN THE NEWS: Avoiding back pain, research funding, birth control pill risks and Degrassi

In recent media appearances, Brock experts discussed ways to maintain appropriate posture while working from home, millions of dollars of new research funding, the link between oral contraceptives and cardiovascular disease, the potential social benefits of alcohol consumption, the legacy of the Degrassi Junior High TV show, factors that contributed to a grocery workers strike and the arrival of thousands of new students at the University.

You don’t need an expensive office chair to avoid work-from-home pain, just some ergonomic smarts: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Shawn Beaudette and Associate Professor of Kinesiology Michael Holmes spoke to the Globe and Mail about ways to avoid developing back and neck pain while working from home

Brock awarded $4.8 million in national science research funding: Brock’s Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon and Associate Professor of Chemistry Paul Zelisko spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about funding given to 27 Brock Professors from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s Discover/Explore program.

Brock research warns of birth control pill risks for athletes: Professor of Kinesiology Toby Mündel spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the link between long-term use of an oral contraceptive pill and cardiovascular disease.

Can ANY amount of alcohol be beneficial for our health?: Professor of Health Sciences Dan Malleck spoke to the Daily Mail about the potential social benefits of responsible alcohol consumption.

I was in my 20s when ‘Degrassi Junior High’ debuted. It was my must-see TV: Associate Professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Sarah Matheson spoke to the Toronto Star about the lasting resonance of the Degrassi Junior High television show.

Grocery chain Metro reaches tentative deal with Unifor workers: Professor of Labour Studies Larry Savage spoke to CBC about the factors that led workers at Metro grocery stores to strike. Savage had also discussed a proposed injunction from the company against the striking workers in a Canadian Press article that appeared on CTV.

Brock prepares to welcome thousands of new students during Move-in Weekend: Associate Vice-President of Ancillary Services Ed Wall spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB about the University’s Move-in Weekend, which will welcome more than 2,700 students to Brock’s residences. Housing Services Director Cindy Chernish also spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about Move-in Weekend.

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