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Brock celebrates 50th birthday party at Niagara Wine Festival

Brock celebrates 50th birthday party at Niagara Wine Festival

Brock’s 50th anniversary celebrations took to the community this weekend with a birthday party Saturday afternoon at the Niagara Wine Festival. University President Jack Lightstone and Alumni Association President Darren Fox led onlookers in Montebello Park in singing happy birthday while cutting ceremonial 50th anniversary birthday cake at Brock’s tent in the park. Volunteers also handed out Brock swag as well as more than 2,000 cupcakes to festival attendees.

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.

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.

Setting the stage for Congress 2014 at Brock University

Setting the stage for Congress 2014 at Brock University

With ten days to go, and with registration at more than 7,000 attendees, Brock is busily preparing to host Congress 2014 - the largest academic gathering of its kind in Canada. “In the lead-up to and during Congress, our campus will be completely transformed and reconfigured to accommodate the burst of creative energy that this event will bring to Niagara,” says Brad Clarke, Brock’s project manager for the event.

On-campus services and facilities to be impacted by Congress

On-campus services and facilities to be impacted by Congress

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 different.

Brock well represented at In The Soil downtown arts festival

Brock well represented at In The Soil downtown arts festival

Brock students, staff, alumni and volunteers will help bring downtown St. Catharines to life this weekend as the In The Soil festival once again takes over the core for a weekend of creative arts, entertainment and more. The three-day multidisciplinary arts fest, now in its sixth year, kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. with a performance by the Woodshed Orchestra at the Festival Hub on St. Paul St. between James and Carlisle Streets, which will be closed off to vehicle traffic.

Brock program receives funds to give community members a taste of post-secondary education

Brock program receives funds to give community members a taste of post-secondary education

Brock University’s Community Learning group is pleased to announce funding for a new community-university initiative in Niagara, with a $10,000 grant from Accenture. The six-week community-university initiative, “PSE 101: Community Development,” is aimed at motivated adults, selected by community organizations, who have been unable to experience post-secondary education.

Brock researchers partner with community groups on unique children’s learning initiative

Brock researchers partner with community groups on unique children’s learning initiative

Thanks to community support from a local Niagara school board and dog therapy program, a Brock University professor is researching the role that animals play in promoting basic social and emotional competencies in children.

Confucius Institute event will showcase Chinese art and culture

Confucius Institute event will showcase Chinese art and culture

Brock University’s Confucius Institute is hosting a free community cultural event this weekend that will feature a visiting art troupe from China’s Beijing Normal University. Performances will include Chinese dances and songs, ancient classic Chinese music and authentic Peking opera.

Summer vacation photo contest returns

Summer vacation photo contest returns

It seems but a distant memory.

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Homecoming 2014

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