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Emmy winner to screen film at Niagara Social Justice Forum

Emmy winner to screen film at Niagara Social Justice Forum

The eighth annual Niagara Social Justice Forum returns to Brock University this Saturday Jan. 31 for a full day of workshops and information sharing, centred around the theme of “Putting the ‘Act’ in Activism”.
Hosted by Brock’s Social Justice and Equity Studies program, the day is an open forum for individuals and groups working for social [...]

Former dean turns sleuth for job-hunting students

Former dean turns sleuth for job-hunting students

Graduate students live in something of a pressure cooker. While working in academic areas they love with professors they admire can be very rewarding, many experience high levels of anxiety.
Their greatest fear is successfully finishing the degree, especially that major research project on which most will rise or fall.
But then there’s putting the degree to [...]

Service details announced for David S. Howes

Service details announced for David S. Howes

Details have been confirmed for services to honour David S. Howes, the St. Catharines businessman and long-time Brock University Trustee who died earlier this week.
Visitation for family and friends will be at the George Darte Funeral Home, at 585 Carlton St. in St. Catharines, on Tuesday Jan. 27 from 7 to 9 pm, and on [...]

Carol Merriam to become Interim Dean of Humanities

Carol Merriam to become Interim Dean of Humanities

This announcement was made today (Jan. 15) by Neil McCartney, the University’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic:
“With the imminent departure of Douglas Kneale, I am pleased to announce that Carol Merriam, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities has been appointed as the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, for the period of [...]

Brock hires new head of Development and Alumni

Brock hires new head of Development and Alumni

Brock University announced today that its new Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations will be Pamela Shanks, a fundraising professional who has worked for more than 20 years with some of Canada’s leading educational institutions.
Shanks is a former executive director of development at Ryerson University. She has also served as executive director of development [...]

Brock loses a giant with the death of David S. Howes

Brock loses a giant with the death of David S. Howes

Brock University joins the St. Catharines-Niagara community in mourning the loss of David S. Howes, a longtime friend and passionate supporter of the University, who died on Jan. 12 after a lengthy illness.
Probably more than any individual in Brock’s history, Howes was a symbol of the bond between the University and its host community.
A successful [...]

Brock mourns the loss of Eddie Greenspan

Brock mourns the loss of Eddie Greenspan

The Brock community is deeply saddened to learn of the death today (Dec. 24)  of legendary lawyer, Niagara native and Brock honorary alumnus Eddie Greenspan.
Greenspan died in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by his family. He was two months shy of his 71st birthday.
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Greenspan went on to become Canada’s most famous [...]

Brock statue: Sure and steady wins the race

Brock statue: Sure and steady wins the race

The General is coming home. He’s just taking a bit longer than expected.
In the meantime, some new photos should excite a Brock community that has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a bronze sculpture of University namesake Major-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.
When it does arrive, the artwork — a gift from longtime Brock supporter and former [...]

Brock community joins the party

Brock community joins the party

Another weekend, another happy Santa Claus Parade.
With their appearance in the Niagara-on-the-Lake parade last Saturday (Dec 13), the Brock University float and its goodwill volunteers wrapped up another season of helping Niagara kids from two to 92 get into the holiday spirit.
About 20 Brock students, staff and faculty turned out for the NOTL event, which [...]

Campus open this evening as the cleanup continues

Campus open this evening as the cleanup continues

The Brock campus remains on normal operations this evening, but area roads and highways remain snowy and slippery. Use caution and allow extra time to get where you’re going.
Exams will take place as scheduled, as will this evening’s Natalie MacMaster concert in Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.
The weather system that dumped this snow stalled over southern Ontario [...]

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