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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.

Organizing and mobilizing social justice at Congress 2014

Organizing and mobilizing social justice at Congress 2014

At Congress 2014, Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) will be creating a transdisciplinary space to foster dialogue and galvanize colleagues from the social sciences and humanities around themes of social justice. A key priority for the newly created institute is to break down boundaries and connect the threads of social justice scholarship taking place across various disciplines.

Cross-border accolades from University at Buffalo for Brock President

Cross-border accolades from University at Buffalo for Brock President

On Sunday, the University at Buffalo (UB) on behalf of the State University of New York, recognized Brock President Jack Lightstone with an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for his academic leadership and commitment to innovation in higher education. In his introductory remarks, UB President Satish K. Tripathi, noted that, during his tenure, Lightstone “has guided the transformational growth of his institution.”

Documentary featuring Brock prof hits the film fest circuit

Documentary featuring Brock prof hits the film fest circuit

A documentary that features a Brock professor has already punched above its weight at an American film festival. Outside the Ring is a 28-minute documentary about the Shape Your Life boxing program at the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, the only boxing gym in Canada that is owned and operated by a woman. The documentary was screened at the Shadow Box Film Fest in New York City, where it was a finalist in the Best Short category.

Setting the stage for Congress 2014 at Brock University

Setting the stage for Congress 2014 at Brock University

With ten days to go, and with registration at more than 7,000 attendees, Brock is busily preparing to host Congress 2014 - the largest academic gathering of its kind in Canada. “In the lead-up to and during Congress, our campus will be completely transformed and reconfigured to accommodate the burst of creative energy that this event will bring to Niagara,” says Brad Clarke, Brock’s project manager for the event.

On-campus services and facilities to be impacted by Congress

On-campus services and facilities to be impacted by Congress

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 different.

Major disruption of Brock’s network services (May 23 to 26)

Major disruption of Brock’s network services (May 23 to 26)

As part of Information Technology Services’ continuing effort to ensure the availability, reliability and performance of Brock’s computer technology infrastructure, ITS will be replacing the computer systems that are currently hosting the Brock Portal (my.brocku.ca) and student/admin systems (BrockDB, LION, DBBrock, and Bears services).

Information on Senate meeting held May 7, 2014

Information on Senate meeting held May 7, 2014

Amendments to the Faculty Handbook were approved during Senate 620 held May 7 and can be viewed at www.brocku.ca/university-secretariat/facultyhandbook

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