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Brock employees can apply for new Ridley scholarship

Brock employees can apply for new Ridley scholarship

Ridley College has announced a new scholarship opportunity available to Brock employees’ children entering Grades 8 or 9 this September.

Brock gets set to host Pan-Am athletes

Brock gets set to host Pan-Am athletes

Brock University staff are busy preparing to host more than 450 Pan Am athletes who will be staying in Vallee and Earp residences from July 5-17.
The teams from 18 different countries consist of rowers, canoeists and kayakers who will be competing at either the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course in St. Catharines or the Pan [...]

Pan Am Games torch relay makes its way through Brock

Pan Am Games torch relay makes its way through Brock

It was a warm reception all right. In fact it was downright hot.
Under a blazing noon hour sun on Saturday 20 June, a beaming Kyle Rose — president of the Brock University Students’ Union — was accompanied by a police escort as he carried the 2015 Pan Am Games torch on to campus and to [...]

Presidential search moves into active recruitment phase

Presidential search moves into active recruitment phase

In July, as Brock President Jack Lightstone enters the last year of his second and final term, the committee tasked with finding his successor will start to identify potential candidates.
Advertisements have been placed in national media during June, and the executive search firm Caldwell Partners will be having discussions with individuals who could potentially be [...]

Pan Am torch relay stops at Brock campus at noon Saturday

Pan Am torch relay stops at Brock campus at noon Saturday

On Saturday June 20 the Brock community is invited to join the welcome party as the 2015 Pan American Games Torch Relay reaches the University on its six-week journey from Mexico to the opening ceremonies July 10 in Toronto.
Brock University Students’ Union president Kyle Rose will be one of the torchbearers as the entourage is [...]

Annual emergency exercise on campus this Wednesday June 17

Annual emergency exercise on campus this Wednesday June 17

This Wednesday June 17, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., an annual emergency training exercise will take place at Brock University’s main campus.
The exercise, which consists of a virtual crisis situation enacted in real time, tests the University’s Emergency Management Team on aspects of emergency response and management as mandated by its Emergency Management Plan.
No [...]

“Big 5″ academic publishers taking big profits, says study

“Big 5″ academic publishers taking big profits, says study

As university libraries are being crippled by soaring subscription rates for journals, a University of Montreal study says five large academic publishers are taking fat profit margins as they gain more control of publishing academic papers.
In a CBC News report, the study’s authors say the “big 5″ now publish 53 per cent of all scientific [...]

Server glitch causes registration delay

Server glitch causes registration delay

A server problem early Monday morning caused delays for first-year undergraduate students registering online for fall courses at Brock University.
About 10 minutes after registration opened at 6 am, problems developed which triggered a sequence of failures and stalled the University’s system. At that point students would have been prevented from registering online.
Registration was paused while [...]

Allow more drive time during Convocation Week

Allow more drive time during Convocation Week

Motorists coming to and from the main campus this week are reminded to allow extra time due to increased traffic during graduation ceremonies.
The University appreciates everyone’s patience, and suggests drivers try to schedule commute times or off-campus trips away from the busy half-hour periods prior to convocation ceremonies, which are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. [...]

Summer course explores how The Great War defined, and divided, Canada

Summer course explores how The Great War defined, and divided, Canada

During the Battle of Ypres, Canadian soldiers shed their sidekick status as an extension of the British Army. They also changed the way a country saw itself.
Now this summer, an intensive five-week course by Brock University historian Daniel Samson will discuss how the First World War altered Canada’s national psyche. It will also let students [...]

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