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Opened in September 2008, the Matheson Learning Commons at Brock is a welcoming place designed to support, empower and create shared learning opportunities for all who come through its doors.
The Matheson Learning Commons is a dynamic, student-centred space designed around the social aspects of learning. Featuring advanced technology, integrated service points and a variety of study spaces, the Matheson Learning Commons is designed to enhance the scholarly, creative and professional pursuits of the Brock community. Centrally located at the heart of the campus on the main floor of the James A. Gibson Library, this welcoming environment offers unique opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers, exchange ideas and find support for their academic activities.
The Matheson Learning Commons continues Brock's tradition of helping students succeed in their education by offering an array of services for a vibrant learning experience, including:
1. Eight group study rooms that can be reserved
2. A variety of study areas
3. Two new classrooms for workshops
4. Access to new technology including 113 new public computers and 50 laptops to sign out
And it provides easy access to the following services and assistance:
1. Combined circulation/reserves desk –laptops that can be signed out and library materials in one place
2. Help Desk for library research support
3. The Hildebrand Family Learning Centre for help with essay writing and study skills
4. The Jack and Nora Walker Career Resource Centre for assistance with résumés, interview skills, and job searches
5. Peer assistants and graduate student mentors
6. The Centre for Student Leadership and Engagement - involves Brock students in the campus community, deepens their investment and prepares them to lead within their diverse local communities
For more information, visit the Matheson Learning Commons website.