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Niagara Recycling donation supports disability programs at Brock

Niagara Recycling donation supports disability programs at Brock

Niagara Recycling has made an operational donation to Brock University that will help to fund seven community programs that support individuals living with disabilities. The $180,000 donation over the next four years will fund a co-ordinator position that will have a direct impact on the operation of the programs administered by Brock.

Brock prof’s book on WWI literature challenges ideas of Canadian identity

Brock prof’s book on WWI literature challenges ideas of Canadian identity

A Brock prof’s book on contemporary Canadian First World War literature aims to challenge our prevailing ideas about Canadian identity on the 100-year anniversary of the Great War (1914-18). Catching the Torch: Contemporary Canadian Literary Responses to World War I by Neta Gordon, associate professor of English Language and Literature, wrestles with questions like what the First World War mean to Canadians? And why does it mean what it means to us?

The snowy season is upon us… what you need to know

The snowy season is upon us… what you need to know

Last week’s early blast of cold and snow is a reminder that it’s time to be ready for winter conditions. No heavy snowfall is forecast for St. Catharines this week. However, the Brock community should nonetheless get into the habit of checking the University’s website (www.brocku.ca) and social media channels for updates about the University’s operating status.

Early Brock marketing materials donated to University archives

Early Brock marketing materials donated to University archives

The story behind the evolution of Brock’s visual identity is being preserved thanks to the man who was the creative mind behind University marketing campaigns of the 1970s and ‘80s. Doug Geddie, Brock’s director of marketing, communications, recruitment and liaison from 1970-86, has donated his personal trove of mint-condition marketing materials to the University, in honour of its 50th anniversary.

Canada’s avant-garde set to storm Brock University next week

Canada’s avant-garde set to storm Brock University next week

More than 85 national and international avant-gardists will descend upon Brock and St. Catharines next week for Avant Canada, a conference on the avant-garde in our country. The conference is the 28th instalment of the Two Days of Canada conference at Brock University - the oldest Canadian studies conference of its kind in the country.

Let’s Talk About It… mental health event at Brock tonight Oct. 27

Let’s Talk About It… mental health event at Brock tonight Oct. 27

Several on-campus and community groups are co-hosting an event tonight for the Brock community to speak out about mental health issues in society. “Let’s Talk About It… Speak Out” is panel discussion about young people, mental illness and their first steps to recovery. It starts at 7 p.m. in Pond Inlet and will feature three Brock students and one parent sharing their experiences with mental health issues and illness.

Brock exercise research centre sets sights on improving health and well-being of Niagara residents

Brock exercise research centre sets sights on improving health and well-being of Niagara residents

The Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being was officially introduced to the Niagara community on Oct. 22. at the centre grand opening. With more than 150 guests in attendance, the ribbon was cut by individuals that represent the bonds that bridge the development of academic and community innovations.

Marketing lecture will revisit memorable era in Canadian advertising

Marketing lecture will revisit memorable era in Canadian advertising

Throughout his career, Canadian marketing veteran Don Curtis has shaped sales pitches worth more than $200 million in revenues for clients ranging from McDonalds, Heinz, Bank of Montreal and Labatt Brewing Company, just to name a few. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Curtis will visit Brock University to speak about a key chapter of his career in the Canadian marketing industry.

Community leader, students and professors recognized at Chancellor’s final convocation

Community leader, students and professors recognized at Chancellor’s final convocation

More than 850 Brock students received their degrees at Fall Convocation today. And with the addition of today’s graduating class, there are now more than 86,000 students who have graduated from the University in its 50-year history.

University mourns the passing of Art Fleming

University mourns the passing of Art Fleming

The Brock community is deeply saddened by the loss of Art Fleming who passed away this week. He is husband of former Brock Board of Trustee member Val Fleming (1998-2006) who also received an honorary degree from the University in 2011.

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