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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.

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.

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