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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.

Recreation Services Try-a-Tri race this Thursday, June 26

Recreation Services Try-a-Tri race this Thursday, June 26

Recreation Services is once again hosting Brock’s annual Try-a-Tri triathlon race on Thursday June 26 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The annual campus event includes a 100m or 400m swim, a 12.4 km bike ride, and a 3km run, walk or crawl. Members of the Brock community can enter the race as an individual or as a team of three, with one person for each leg of the event.

Severe thunderstorm alert for Niagara (June 17)

Severe thunderstorm alert for Niagara (June 17)

Brock officials are keeping a close eye on a severe thunderstorm watch for all of Niagara today. According to Environment Canada, conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain. There is also a risk of a tornado. The threat of severe thunderstorms exists until this evening.

Health and safety awareness training now mandatory for all Brock staff

Health and safety awareness training now mandatory for all Brock staff

As a result of new health and safety legislation that comes into effect July 1, 2014, employers are now required to ensure all workers complete an occupational health and safety awareness training program. This training is now mandatory for all Brock employees (faculty, staff and student employees), including both existing and new employees.

Brock’s annual emergency exercise wraps up

Brock’s annual emergency exercise wraps up

Today’s annual emergency training exercise at Brock University is now completed. The exercise was used to test Brock’s Emergency Management Team on aspects of emergency management and response as mandated by its Emergency Management Plan. For the exercise, Brock teamed up with Niagara Regional Police Services (NRPS).

Brock’s graduate student research excellence recognized

Brock’s graduate student research excellence recognized

Last month, more than 150 guests, including graduate students, donors, and faculty and staff, gathered in Pond Inlet for the University’s annual Graduate Student Awards and Donor Recognition Reception. This year’s event celebrated the success of more than 240 graduate students in winning a total of $2.5 million in internal and external scholarships and awards.

Brock’s intramural program receives provincial recognition

Brock’s intramural program receives provincial recognition

The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) has recognized Brock’s intramural program with an Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award. This is the sixth year the University’s program has brought home this accolade. The award, which has the motto “Fun, Active Participation for All,” recognizes student leadership opportunities provided within intramural programs in Ontario.

Brock student takes time out from work to attend graduation

Brock student takes time out from work to attend graduation

Today’s Convocation ceremonies for both the Faculty of Mathematics and Science and Faculty of Applied Health Sciences featured more than 800 students receiving their degrees and certificates from Brock. One of those students, Rachel Chouinard, took a break from her current job in Toronto as an exploration geologist to take in her graduation today.

Staff parking passes available online June 11

Staff parking passes available online June 11

Brock staff will be able to snag their annual parking passes online starting next week. They will be available on Wednesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. by logging onto brocku.ca/parking (Online Services). Walk-up purchases will be available Monday, June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Parking Services office.

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