IN THE NEWS: A bestselling book, the Super Bowl and the kindergarten curriculum

In recent media appearances, Brock experts discussed a new bestselling book of personal essays from a Brock Instructor; the Super Bowl; a new kindergarten curriculum in Ontario; the upcoming solar eclipse; an event to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people; anticipated labour turmoil; a celebration of Ontario’s wine industry; mothers playing video games; and automation in hospitality.

How schools treat Black boys like him: Matthew Morris, an Instructor in Brock’s Faculty of Education, spoke to CBC’s The National about his bestselling book of personal essays, Black Boys Like Me.

Taylor Swift dominates Super Bowl LVIII prop bets: Brock University Associate Professors of Sport Management Olan Scott and Michael Naraine spoke to CHCH about various factors that will impact fans’ engagement with the Super Bowl.

What’s at stake as the Ford government reforms kindergarten — and why some experts are concerned: Professor of Educational Studies Debra Harwood spoke to the Toronto Star about changes coming to Ontario’s kindergarten curriculum.

Eclipse could bring largest crowd ever to Niagara Falls: Assistant Professor of Physics Barak Shoshany spoke to the Hamilton Spectator about the upcoming solar eclipse.

Red dresses hang outside Brock, Niagara College campuses for murdered, missing Indigenous women: Brock’s Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Robyn Bourgeois spoke to the St. Catharines Standard and Newstalk 610 CKTB about an initiative to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.

‘Workers are fed up:’ Unions warn of labour turmoil as thousands of contracts due to expire: Professor of Labour Studies Larry Savage spoke to the Toronto Star about the factors that have led to union workers demonstrating a greater willingness to strike post-pandemic.

Raise a glass: Cuvée returning to celebrate Ontario wine: The annual Cuvée celebration of Ontario’s wine industry hosted by the Brock University Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, was the subject of a St. Catharines Standard article.

Brock University invites gamer moms to make a video game: Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Sarah Stang spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about a two-day workshop she is hosting that is designed to break through barriers that prevent mothers from playing video games.

Novelty item or job threat? As use of robot servers in Niagara restaurants widens, so does the debate: Assistant Professor of Labour Studies Paul Gray spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about the use of automation in the hospitality sector.

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