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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 [...]

Campus open today, but allow extra time

Campus open today, but allow extra time

The Brock campus is operating on a full schedule today.
Overnight and morning snowfall has left area roads congested and will make the morning commute much longer than normal.
Back-up traffic this morning was moving very slowly up Brock (Glenridge) Hill.
Travellers should allow extra time for their commute. Niagara school boards reported buses were running today. Brock grounds [...]

Lieutenant Governor coming to Brock to discuss sustainbability

Lieutenant Governor coming to Brock to discuss sustainbability

Less than three months after taking office, the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will visit Brock on Dec. 10 to meet with students and researchers immersed in the University’s increasingly renowned environmental sustainability activities.
The centerpiece of the afternoon visit will be a dialogue with faculty and students from Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre [...]

Ecole Polytechnique: The passage of time must not render us indifferent

Ecole Polytechnique: The passage of time must not render us indifferent

By Jack Lightstone
President, Brock University
There are momentous, public tragic events that occur in our lifetimes for which we vividly remember where we were when they happened, or when we learned of them.
We retain such memories because, at the very moment these events are taking place, it is self-evident that the tragedy has or will have [...]

Brock Library forced to shed journal subscription costs

Brock Library forced to shed journal subscription costs

Brock is becoming the latest university to cancel some of its academic journal subscriptions because their spiralling costs have become too expensive to sustain.
Effective Dec 31, Brock will cancel a major package of electronic subscriptions to 1,363 journals distributed by US-based Wiley-Blackwell, which is one of about a half-dozen major companies who control most of [...]

Nov 28 event will be a discussion on ‘blackfacing’

Nov 28 event will be a discussion on ‘blackfacing’

The Brock community is invited to attend an event and discussion this Friday Nov 28 about why “blackfacing” is offensive. It is part of a discussion that has been taking place on campus following an incident last month at a Halloween costume party.
Friday’s event starts at 5 pm and takes place in AS 201.
Speakers will [...]

Dept of Nursing brews it up to support Alzheimer’s

Dept of Nursing brews it up to support Alzheimer’s

Students and faculty from the Department of Nursing were on hand in Guernsey Market on Nov. 5, administering free coffee and candy while also collecting donations in a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society.
Seen here from the left are first-year students Stephanie Blais, Jessie Callander, Nicole Marshall, Sarah Greer, Emily Kaczmarski, Sam Sewell and Dana Galati.

Blackface Halloween costumes, and a lesson in historical consciousness

Blackface Halloween costumes, and a lesson in historical consciousness

Yesterday, on Monday, Nov. 3, I learned in an email from a faculty member of our Labour Studies program of the Halloween costume of several students attending a Brock Student Union Halloween party. Those in the costumes in question depicted the characters from the comic movie of several years ago about a Jamaican Bobsled team.

Good news — the construction is nearly over

Good news — the construction is nearly over

Good autumn weather this week allowed workers to near completion of the major construction taking place on roads in front of the Brock campus.
For more information see the roadwork page on the brocku.ca home page.

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