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Brock welcomes two new honorary graduates at Thursday’s Convocation

Brock welcomes two new honorary graduates at Thursday’s Convocation

At Thursday’s two Convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Social Sciences, more than 900 Brock students received their degrees and certificates from the University. Thursday’s ceremonies marked the third day of this week’s five-day Convocation celebrations. Brock Chancellor Ned Goodman made his first Convocation appearance of the week welcoming guests and their families.

Ron Sexsmith tunes up Brock’s 2014 Spring Convocation

Ron Sexsmith tunes up Brock’s 2014 Spring Convocation

More than 460 students from Brock’s Faculty of Humanities received their degrees and certificates today at the first of nine convocation ceremonies taking place this week at the University. The crowd of graduates and guests gathered in the Ian. D. Beddis gymnasium was also treated to a couple of songs by Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith.

2014 Spring Convocation at Brock this week

2014 Spring Convocation at Brock this week

Close to 3,700 students will graduate this week at Brock’s 2014 Spring Convocation, which takes place over nine ceremonies from Tuesday, June 3, to Saturday, June 7. All ceremonies will be held in the Walker Complex in the Ian D. Beddis gymnasium. An outdoor reception for graduates, family members and guests will be held after each ceremony. Tickets are not required. All guests are welcome.

Brock recognizes profs for outstanding teaching at Convocation

Brock recognizes profs for outstanding teaching at Convocation

First-rate teaching and mentoring that goes above and beyond the norm is the cornerstone of Brock’s reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. At this year’s Spring Convocation taking place from June 3 to 7, the University will pay tribute to six faculty members for their exceptional contributions to teaching.

Calgary mayor makes stop at Brock for Congress panel

Calgary mayor makes stop at Brock for Congress panel

Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi stopped by Congress at Brock today to weigh in on the hypothetical question of, “if mayors ruled the world?” His appearance was part of a panel that also featured Alan Broadbent, chairman and founder of Maytree foundation; Christopher Hume, Toronto Star urban affairs reporter; Andrew Sancton, professor of political science, Western University; as well as American political theorist and author Benjamin Barber.

Canadian journalist kicks off Big Thinking series at Congress 2014

Canadian journalist kicks off Big Thinking series at Congress 2014

Mohammed stares into the camera, his piercing eyes aflame with passion. “I have to write my exams - I can’t afford to lose another year,” the high school student urgently tells the journalist taking his photograph, displayed on a screen at Congress 2014. Mohammed lives in Yarmouk, Syria, one of tens of thousands caught up in brutal civil war. His losses are unfathomable: his mother and sister dead from a rocket that ripped their humble house apart; two other sisters injured; a future threatened by the brutality of war and hunger.

Canada’s largest academic gathering kicks off at Brock

Canada’s largest academic gathering kicks off at Brock

Canada’s largest academic gathering officially kicked off on Friday night in Niagara at an evening reception at Brock’s Rodman Hall Art Centre in downtown St. Catharines. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress brings together more than 8,500 scholars, students and policy-makers to share ideas and shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Information office for Congress 2014 guests at Brock

Information office for Congress 2014 guests at Brock

Looking for help? Or have a question related to Congress 2014 at Brock? The Information Office is located in the Congress Centre, along with Registration and Expo. The Congress Centre can be found in the Walker Complex. Phone number: 905-688-5550 x6770

What you need to know about Congress coming to Brock

What you need to know about Congress coming to Brock

As Brock gets set to host more than 8,500 guests for Congress 2014 from May 23 to 30, on-campus services and facilities will be significantly impacted by the gathering. The event, which is the largest academic gathering of its kind in Canada, will impact everything from parking and food services, to facilities and spaces, and more. The University will be open, but things will be running a little bit differently.

Brock prof and author nominated for national literary awards

Brock prof and author nominated for national literary awards

Brock professor and author Gregory Betts has been shortlisted for a pair of national literary prizes. The associate professor of English Language and Literature is one of four finalists for the Gabriel Roy Prize (English Section) for the best book on Canadian literature for his book, Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations. The award, presented by the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL), honours the best work of Canadian literary criticism published in English.

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