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Brock profs to host one-day symposium on Scottish referendum

Brock profs to host one-day symposium on Scottish referendum

Professors from Brock University’s departments of history, political science and popular culture are co-organizing a full-day symposium that will examine the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence from many different angles. The symposium - A “good year for a referendum” - takes place Friday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sankey Chamber. The event is free and open to the public.

NOTICE: Road closures for 2014 O-week at Brock

NOTICE: Road closures for 2014 O-week at Brock

A rundown of road closures around campus for O-week 2014 from Sunday, Aug. 31 to Thursday, Sept. 4

One month left to get your Antarctica passports at Rodman Hall

One month left to get your Antarctica passports at Rodman Hall

A summer-long contemporary art exhibit at Brock University’s Rodman Hall about water is heading into its final month. And so is your chance to become a citizen of Antarctica by getting your hands on an Antarctica World Passport at the art centre. The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art, which opened at Congress 2014 “Borders without Boundaries” at Brock this past spring, examines the many social and cultural facets of this vital resource that is such an integral part of our daily lives.

Now that’s cool - Brock’s senior admin take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

Now that’s cool - Brock’s senior admin take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

At Brock’s 15th annual employee Wellness Day today, senior administration from the University took part in the ALS social media Ice Bucket Challenge. Just after 12 noon, Brock President Jack Lightstone, and Vice-Presidents Brian Hutchings (VP Finance & Administration), Neil McCartney (Provost & VP Academic) and Gary Libben (VP Research) were drenched with ice water out front of Schmon Tower.

Community input sought on capital project planning at Brock

Community input sought on capital project planning at Brock

Brock’s Facilities Management group has recently combined all of the University’s capital plans into one institutional Draft Long-Term Capital Plan. The five-year draft plan is available on the University’s Outlook website for the Brock community to review and provide input on. The plan is visually laid out in a spreadsheet, which includes timelines for proposed capital initiatives over the next five years.

Pieces of Brock’s history now available online

Pieces of Brock’s history now available online

Special Collections and Archives have been busy digitizing and making available online bits and pieces of Brock’s history to mark the institution’s 50th anniversary this year. Artifacts from the University’s past have recently been digitized and made publicly available online - University newspapers and newsletters, as well as undergraduate and graduate calendars.

Community asked for input on search for new Chancellor

Community asked for input on search for new Chancellor

Ned Goodman is due to complete his term as Chancellor of Brock University after Fall Convocation 2014. The Advisory Committee on the Appointment of the Chancellor has been established to conduct a search for his successor. Susan Sydor, as Chair of Senate, is also Chair of the Advisory Committee.

What’s open and closed at Brock this weekend

What’s open and closed at Brock this weekend

Brock’s administration offices will be closed for the upcoming Civic Holiday on Aug. 4. However, all main buildings at the University’s St. Catharines campus will be open as per regular weekend operating hours, including Monday. Brock’s Hamilton campus is closed for the Civic Holiday. Campus Security is available at x3200, via emergency phones on campus or through the Brock Mobile app. The following is a rundown of campus services open and closed this weekend.

Local student named Brock’s 2014 Lou Cahill Scholarship winner

Local student named Brock’s 2014 Lou Cahill Scholarship winner

James Gardner of St. Catharines is the 2014 winner of the Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications awarded by Brock University. The $1,250 scholarship is awarded to a third-year student studying in a four-year communications program in Brock’s Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film. Scholarship recipients are recognized for academic excellence, community involvement and participation in charitable activities.

Brock launches UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability

Brock launches UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability

Brock University has been awarded a UNESCO Chair that will help to build capacity in sustainability science research and its practical transfer to society. The chair, which will operate under the theme “Community Sustainability: From Local to Global,” is one of more than 811 UNESCO Chairs worldwide and a network of 18 in Canada facilitated by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The Brock chair is the only one in Canada located at an institution situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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