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Brock profs to host one-day symposium on Scottish referendum

Brock profs to host one-day symposium on Scottish referendum

Professors from Brock University’s departments of history, political science and popular culture are co-organizing a full-day symposium that will examine the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence from many different angles. The symposium - A “good year for a referendum” - takes place Friday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sankey Chamber. The event is free and open to the public.

One month left to get your Antarctica passports at Rodman Hall

One month left to get your Antarctica passports at Rodman Hall

A summer-long contemporary art exhibit at Brock University’s Rodman Hall about water is heading into its final month. And so is your chance to become a citizen of Antarctica by getting your hands on an Antarctica World Passport at the art centre. The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art, which opened at Congress 2014 “Borders without Boundaries” at Brock this past spring, examines the many social and cultural facets of this vital resource that is such an integral part of our daily lives.

2014 Spring Convocation at Brock this week

2014 Spring Convocation at Brock this week

Close to 3,700 students will graduate this week at Brock’s 2014 Spring Convocation, which takes place over nine ceremonies from Tuesday, June 3, to Saturday, June 7. All ceremonies will be held in the Walker Complex in the Ian D. Beddis gymnasium. An outdoor reception for graduates, family members and guests will be held after each ceremony. Tickets are not required. All guests are welcome.

Canadian journalist kicks off Big Thinking series at Congress 2014

Canadian journalist kicks off Big Thinking series at Congress 2014

Mohammed stares into the camera, his piercing eyes aflame with passion. “I have to write my exams - I can’t afford to lose another year,” the high school student urgently tells the journalist taking his photograph, displayed on a screen at Congress 2014. Mohammed lives in Yarmouk, Syria, one of tens of thousands caught up in brutal civil war. His losses are unfathomable: his mother and sister dead from a rocket that ripped their humble house apart; two other sisters injured; a future threatened by the brutality of war and hunger.

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.

Annual perennial exchange takes place Wednesday, May 21

Annual perennial exchange takes place Wednesday, May 21

The Dig Brock Community Garden is hosting the University’s annual perennial exchange event on Wednesday, May 21. Everyone is welcome.

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 sustainability group hosting two community science cafés this month

Brock sustainability group hosting two community science cafés this month

Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre will host two community Science Cafés this month on biodiversity and sustainability issues in Niagara. Both of these interactive events are free and open to the public, and will take place at Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul St. in downtown St. Catharines.

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.

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