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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).

Brock’s graduate student research excellence recognized

Brock’s graduate student research excellence recognized

Last month, more than 150 guests, including graduate students, donors, and faculty and staff, gathered in Pond Inlet for the University’s annual Graduate Student Awards and Donor Recognition Reception. This year’s event celebrated the success of more than 240 graduate students in winning a total of $2.5 million in internal and external scholarships and awards.

Brock’s intramural program receives provincial recognition

Brock’s intramural program receives provincial recognition

The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) has recognized Brock’s intramural program with an Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award. This is the sixth year the University’s program has brought home this accolade. The award, which has the motto “Fun, Active Participation for All,” recognizes student leadership opportunities provided within intramural programs in Ontario.

Brock student takes time out from work to attend graduation

Brock student takes time out from work to attend graduation

Today’s Convocation ceremonies for both the Faculty of Mathematics and Science and Faculty of Applied Health Sciences featured more than 800 students receiving their degrees and certificates from Brock. One of those students, Rachel Chouinard, took a break from her current job in Toronto as an exploration geologist to take in her graduation today.

Staff parking passes available online June 11

Staff parking passes available online June 11

Brock staff will be able to snag their annual parking passes online starting next week. They will be available on Wednesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. by logging onto brocku.ca/parking (Online Services). Walk-up purchases will be available Monday, June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Parking Services office.

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.

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