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Brock recognizes profs for creative research and teaching at Fall Convocation

Brock recognizes profs for creative research and teaching at Fall Convocation

Brock will honour two faculty members for their outstanding contributions to research and teaching at the University’s Fall Convocation on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Brock celebrates 50th birthday party at Niagara Wine Festival

Brock celebrates 50th birthday party at Niagara Wine Festival

Brock’s 50th anniversary celebrations took to the community this weekend with a birthday party Saturday afternoon at the Niagara Wine Festival. University President Jack Lightstone and Alumni Association President Darren Fox led onlookers in Montebello Park in singing happy birthday while cutting ceremonial 50th anniversary birthday cake at Brock’s tent in the park. Volunteers also handed out Brock swag as well as more than 2,000 cupcakes to festival attendees.

Talk will explore ideology and water politics in Southern Alberta

Talk will explore ideology and water politics in Southern Alberta

Brock’s Sustainability Science and Society graduate program will present a talk next week by political science professor Tim Heinmiller, “Ideology and Water Politics in Southern Alberta.” The public talk takes place Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in Plaza 408. All are welcome.

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.

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