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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.

What’s open and closed at Brock this weekend

What’s open and closed at Brock this weekend

Brock’s administration offices will be closed for the upcoming Civic Holiday on Aug. 4. However, all main buildings at the University’s St. Catharines campus will be open as per regular weekend operating hours, including Monday. Brock’s Hamilton campus is closed for the Civic Holiday. Campus Security is available at x3200, via emergency phones on campus or through the Brock Mobile app. The following is a rundown of campus services open and closed this weekend.

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).

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