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Sept. 14 is closure date for Merrittville Highway

Sept. 14 is closure date for Merrittville Highway

Niagara Region has announced a Sept. 14 closure date for Merrittville Highway, as workers begin a lengthy project to replace the old steel bridge over Lake Gibson.
Merrittville Highway between Decew Road and Beaverdams Road is expected to remain closed until August 2016, except to local residents and businesses.
Crews will replace the narrow steel-truss span — [...]

Academic regalia for sale

Academic regalia for sale

Retiring professor is offering doctoral robes and hood (PhD University of Toronto) for sale. Crafted by Harcourts Robes of Toronto, the distinctive scarlet and black robes are made of a wool blend and were measured to fit a 6-foot frame. The doctoral hood is scarlet with white silk facing. Original cost [...]

Farmer’s Market cancelled today Aug. 20

Farmer’s Market cancelled today Aug. 20

The summer rain means the weekly Farmer’s Market has been cancelled for today, Thursday Aug. 20.
However Brock staff and faculty are reminded to get their tickets for next week’s Opening of Term barbecue event, to he held Thursday Aug. 27 in Jubilee Courtyard.
For more information see The Brock News.

Annual asbestos inspection starts Monday Aug. 24

Annual asbestos inspection starts Monday Aug. 24

Starting Monday Aug. 24, contractors will be conducting room-by-room asbestos re-assessments on Brock campuses in St. Catharines and Hamilton, but not at the new Marilyn I. Walker School in downtown St. Catharines.
This annual review involves visually inspecting all known asbestos-containing material and collecting any samples that may be required.
The work by Pinchin Environmental is expected [...]

Board ratifies agreement with OSSTF, District 35

Board ratifies agreement with OSSTF, District 35

On Aug. 17, Brock University’s Board of Trustees ratified a new collective agreement that had been reached between the University and Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, District 35, which represents support staff at Brock.
The union members had ratified the agreement on Aug. 13.
The three-year collective agreement is retroactive to May 1, 2015, and is effective [...]

Brock staffers seek back-to-school donations for local kids

Brock staffers seek back-to-school donations for local kids

Brock employees are heeding a call for help.
Thousands of local children will soon head back to a new school year, but not all will have the basic supplies that most families take for granted.
Community Care for St. Catharines and Thorold is looking to help the more than 1,000 families who require such items as backpacks [...]

University takes a non-partisan interest at election time

University takes a non-partisan interest at election time

Parties and politicians have begun campaigning for Canada’s general election this fall, and like most post-secondary institutions, Brock University takes a keen interest in this important democratic exercise.
As a non-partisan institution supported by taxpayers and the community at large, Brock University does not endorse candidates, nor does it engage in, host or sponsor activities that [...]

Brock, OSSTF reach tentative deal

Brock, OSSTF reach tentative deal

Brock University and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, District 35, reached a tentative deal for a new collective agreement on Sunday evening, hours before a midnight strike deadline.
OSSTF District 35 represents about 200 administrative support staff at Brock.
The tentative deal was announced by both parties, and averts a possible labour disruption at Brock that [...]

Marilyn Rose service set for July 31

Marilyn Rose service set for July 31

A service to celebrate the life of Marilyn Rose will be held Friday July 31 at 11 am, at the Ridley College Memorial Chapel in St. Catharines, with reception to follow at Williams Hall on the Ridley campus.
Rose, a long-time professor of English Language and Literature at Brock who was also the University’s inaugural Dean [...]

Brock loses a beloved colleague

Brock loses a beloved colleague

The Brock community was shocked and saddened to learn that professor and former dean Marilyn Rose passed away on Wednesday, July 22, following a brief illness.
A popular figure among peers and students, the English Language and Literature professor had been a fixture at Brock for a career spanning more than 30 years, and played a [...]

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