IN THE NEWS: Geologic time, changes to alcohol sales and investigating systemic abuse in sport

In recent media appearances, Brock experts discussed geologic time, changes to alcohol sales in Ontario, systemic abuse in sport, food sovereignty, baseball and the need for transparency in Ontario’s legal cannabis profits.

Layers of meaning: Professor of Earth Sciences Francine McCarthy, and her research at Crawford Lake that proposes the start of a new epoch in geologic time, were featured in an article from Canadian Geographic.

Rural ‘beer deserts’ predicted with end of Beer Store monopoly: Dan Malleck, Professor and Chair of Brock’s Department of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, spoke to the London Free Press, the Inside the Village podcast and CBC radio stations across Ontario to discuss the announcement of changes to the way beer, wine and spirits are sold in the province.

Investigating systemic abuse in sport: Brock University Assistant Professor of Sport Management Taylor McKee spoke about the federal government launching a commission to investigate systemic abuse in sport during the Dec. 11 episode of CBC’s Canada Tonight.

Food sovereignty could change food insecurity for many people, say proponents: Liette Vasseur, Professor of Biological Sciences; UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability: from local to global; and Member of the Brock Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about the factors that impact food security and food sovereignty in Canada.

Missed opportunity or dodged bullet? What Ohtani’s L.A. pick means for Rogers: Associate Professor of Sport Management Michael Naraine spoke about the Toronto Blue Jays failing to sign baseball player Shohei Ohtani in a Canadian Press article that ran on the CBC and in various other outlets.

Why was the Ontario Cannabis Store sitting on a CA$500 million cash stockpile?: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke to MJ Biz Daily about the need for transparency on profits made by the Ontario Cannabis Store.

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