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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

Flu season is not over yet, wash your hands

Flu season is not over yet, wash your hands

Medical staff at Brock University has observed several students reporting stomach flu symptoms on campus. As a precaution, all members of the Brock community are reminded that regular hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of any germs. Regular hand cleaning with either soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer will reduce your chances of getting sick.

Brock to unveil new sustainability initiatives in conjunction with Earth Hour

Brock to unveil new sustainability initiatives in conjunction with Earth Hour

Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. As in past years, parts of Brock will go dark on Saturday in support of the annual worldwide event. And as part of this week’s lead up to Earth Hour, the University will also be unveiling a couple of new sustainability initiatives on campus.

Brock group to launch Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative at symposium this Friday

Brock group to launch Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative at symposium this Friday

The Brock University African Heritage Recognition Committee will launch its Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative this Friday at a one-day community symposium happening at the University. The Teaching Nelson Mandela initiative is a partnership between the Brock University African Heritage Recognition Committee, the Centre for Research in Multiliteracies, and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation. Its aim is to incorporate aspects and values of Mandela’s life into teaching at the University through class assignments and public lectures and discussions.

Brock student wins provincial contest for Cope Care Connect initiative

Brock student wins provincial contest for Cope Care Connect initiative

A third-year Brock Health Sciences student, Kaitlyn Kerridge, has taken first prize in a province-wide competition that challenged students to use social media to help boost mental health at university campuses across Ontario. Her winning entry in the Mental Health 2.0 student social media contest stemmed from a class project in which students developed a comprehensive social marketing campaign called Cope-Care-Connect.

Brock mourns the loss of a student

Brock mourns the loss of a student

Brock University is saddened by the loss of Qandeel Shaikh, a third year Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op (Honours) student who passed away March 10, 2014. The Brock community extends its condolences to Shaikh’s family and friends.

Media Talk (Feb. 21 - March 4, 2014)

Media Talk (Feb. 21 - March 4, 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 talk on Ukraine crisis rescheduled for March 19

Brock talk on Ukraine crisis rescheduled for March 19

The Brock University public panel discussion on the political crisis in Ukraine, which was cancelled on March 12, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 19. A group of professors will share their perspectives and historical contexts on the ongoing situation in the Eastern European country - from the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine to the March 16 Crimean autonomy referendum.

Brock program receives funds to give community members a taste of post-secondary education

Brock program receives funds to give community members a taste of post-secondary education

Brock University’s Community Learning group is pleased to announce funding for a new community-university initiative in Niagara, with a $10,000 grant from Accenture. The six-week community-university initiative, “PSE 101: Community Development,” is aimed at motivated adults, selected by community organizations, who have been unable to experience post-secondary education.

Brock profs to host panel discussion on crisis in Ukraine

Brock profs to host panel discussion on crisis in Ukraine

A group of professors at Brock University will host a public panel discussion next Wednesday on the political crisis in Ukraine. The professors will share their perspectives and historical contexts on the ongoing situation in the Eastern European country - from the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine to the Crimean autonomy referendum scheduled for March 16.

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