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Minor power interruption planned for Cairns Complex tomorrow (Thursday, April 17)

Minor power interruption planned for Cairns Complex tomorrow (Thursday, April 17)

Due to this scheduled power interruption, sensitive equipment such as computers or any other services that are not connected to an uninterruptable power supply should be shutdown prior to leaving for the day today - Wednesday, April 16.

Brock students assess age-friendliness of downtown St. Catharines

Brock students assess age-friendliness of downtown St. Catharines

Healthy communities encompass all age groups. Working together on an intergenerational research study, 45 Brock students were recently matched with 20 Niagara seniors to better understand what makes a community “age-friendly.” The study, “Through Their Eyes,” examined the age-friendliness of the neighbourhood surrounding Niagara Region’s Seniors Residence at 14 Centre Street in downtown St. Catharines.

Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

In just under two months’ time, Brock University will welcome Canada’s largest academic gathering to its campus and to Niagara. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress 2014 will bring 8,000 academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners together to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Emergency system testing at Brock next week

Emergency system testing at Brock next week

Next week, Brock officials will be co-ordinating an upgrade and test of the University’s emergency notification system. The work will take place over two days (Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25) and could impact emergency communications systems in various areas around campus.

Media Talk (March 6 - April 2, 2014)

Media Talk (March 6 - April 2, 2014)

“Media Talk” is a recurring summary of select Brock faculty, staff and student appearances in the media. If you have details of a media appearance to share with The Brock News, please send them to campusnews@brocku.ca

Brock unveils plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Brock unveils plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Yesterday, Brock unveiled a new plaque recognizing the significant contributions that local union members made to the University’s Founding Fund from 1965 to 1970. The plaque, which is located on the 300-level of Mackenzie Chown where blocks B and C meet, was proposed by Brock’s Centre for Labour Studies as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Brock’s Student Health Services now reopened (April 3)

Brock’s Student Health Services now reopened (April 3)

After being closed yesterday, Brock’s Student Health Services has now reopened.

Brock to unveil plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Brock to unveil plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Tomorrow, Brock will unveil a new plaque recognizing the significant contributions that local union members made to the University’s Founding Fund from 1965 to 1970. The plaque, which will be located in the Mackenzie Chown Complex 300-level hallway where blocks B and C meet, was proposed by Brock’s Centre for Labour Studies as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Brock University geneticist renewed as Canada Research Chair

Brock University geneticist renewed as Canada Research Chair

Ping Liang is fascinated by the stuff we’re made of. He wants to know why one person is more likely to develop a certain disease than someone else, or why specific medical treatments are more effective in some people than others. “I research how we humans are different from each other genetically, and how such information can be used to prevent and better treat diseases,” he says.

Parts of Brock to go dark Saturday for Earth Hour

Parts of Brock to go dark Saturday for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. As in past years, parts of the University will go dark in support of this annual worldwide event. All of the lights in parking lots T, U and V, as well as the lights on the University’s main entrance sign, will go dark for the hour on Saturday night. The majority of non-emergency lights in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex will also be turned off. The same goes for the Walker Complex, Union Station

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