FAQ

Faculty of Education




FAQ


  1. How do I access the athletic facilities at Brock?
  2. How do I access the library?
  3. How do I access the computers at Brock?
  4. How do I access the internet at Brock University?
  5. How far is St. Catharines to downtown Toronto and the Toronto Airport?
  6. When should I pay the tuition fees in full?
  7. Is local transportation included in the tuition fee?
  8. How do I purchase health insurance?
  9. May I work in Canada while I attend school?
  10. I would like to study on campus, where can I go to do my assignments?

 

How do I access the athletic facilities at Brock?
The Department of Recreation Services operates the facilities in the Walker Complex, including 3 gymnasia, a recreational 200m track, and squash courts, the Zone fitness centre, the Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre (50 m pool) and the Leo LeBlanc Rowing Centre. Outdoors, there are 4 tennis courts and 7 playing fields.
Memberships to the various facilities are available to Brock students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Non-credit instructional programs offered to Brock students, staff, faculty and the community include aquatics, fitness, dance, coaching, wellness, and first aid, Pilates, children's gym programs and much more! Intramural Sport programs for Brock University students include over 60 leagues and involve over 6100 participants.

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How do I access the library?
Your registration in the MEd ISP includes a library membership at Brock University and entitles you to all the privileges from borrowing books, audio and visual resources to research materials. You can also use the computer facilities at the library.

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How do I access the computers at Brock?
You may access to Brock’s wireless internet service using your own laptop computer anywhere on campus or choose to use any computer labs situated across Brock campus. Every Brock student has a unique logon ID for accessing the Brock computing network.

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How do I access the internet at Brock University?
All Brock University Students are entitled to an e-mail account, commonly known as a “Badger account". This account is separate from your computer lab accounts. Brock has several computer lab facilities and you, as a student, have access to these labs. In our computer labs, you have access to printing, scanning, and numerous software applications. The following link should help you get started with creating your accounts, logging in, changing passwords, and other things related to your Badger and computer lab accounts- Computer Sciences.

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How far is St. Catharines to downtown Toronto and the Toronto Airport?
St. Catharines is about 1.5 hours to downtown Toronto by bus. Both Greyhound and Canada Coach Line provide bus services directly from Brock to downtown Toronto. You can take inter-city transit service to Niagara Falls. Current Brock Students receive discounted bus fare. St. Catharines is about 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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When should I pay the tuition fees in full?
The full tuition fees are due before the commencement of the first class.

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Is local transportation included in the tuition fee?
No. Local transportation is not included in your tuition fee. Students at Brock passed a referendum in April, 2003 in favour of participating in the U-pass program. As a result, all full-time students will be charged $153 to receive a U-pass. The U-pass is a sticker that will be placed on your student ID card. The U-pass gives you unlimited travel on city busses. More information here.

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How do I purchase health insurance?
Yes. The University Health Insurance Plan is mandatory for all international students.
UHIP is a form of insurance as efficient as standard Ontario health insurance. You must present your card when the medical staff requests it. If you have not received your card, you must provide your temporary documentation. You must have proof of insurance with you at the time of medical attendance.
In the event that the service you seek is not covered by UHIP, you will have to pay for the service with your own finances and will not be reimbursed.
UHIP covers the cost of hospital and medical services for non-resident students while in Canada. Such services include hospitalization, doctor visits, and selected benefits, wheelchairs, and additional medical equipment.
Health insurance is mandatory in Ontario, regardless of your quality of health. You must be prepared for unexpected illness or injury. Visit the UHIP website to gain a proper understanding of how to utilize your insurance.

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May I work in Canada while I attend school?
International Students can work off-campus part-time as long as they have been studying full-time at a recognized institution for a period of six months or greater in the past twelve months. At Brock, students must be registered in three credits for the Fall/Winter semester to be recognized as full-time. Courses taken during the spring or summer semesters do not apply. Full-time employment can be considered during the summer months (May-August) and during the winter “reading week,” if desired. If you obtain off-campus employment, you must maintain your full-time student status in order for your permit to remain valid. For more information, please visit Brock University Office of International Services.

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I would like to study on campus, where can I go to do my assignments?
The Students’ Centre - Isaac’s is open throughout the day to meet with friends, study, or watch TV. The second floor mezzanine has couches for those who want a comfy place to rest, and internet access for those with laptops.
Walker Complex Mezzanine - While the tables in the food courts are usually full with people eating, the upper floor mezzanine is a popular place for students to hang out, eat lunch, or meet with study groups.

Jubilee Courtyard - When it’s nice outside, who wants to be indoors? Find a picnic table in Jubilee Courtyard in McKenzie Chown and relax outdoors before the snow comes!

Subcetera South - There is some lounge and study space in Subcetera South, with couches, chairs and tables. It’s a great place to take a break if you’re between classes in Academic South or Welch Hall.

Walker Complex - Why sit when you can be active? Get a membership for The Zone or take a few laps around the track and use that extra hour to get in shape.

Library - There are several desks for quiet study on the ground floor, as well as floors dedicated to silent study or group study. Please be respectful: turn your cell phones off and if you want to chat with friends, go outside the library.

Seminar Rooms, McKenzie Chown - During the school year, seminar rooms will usually be filled with classes that are in session. However, during exam period, most seminar rooms are empty. If you find an empty seminar rooms, it can provide a nice, private place to study.

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