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Brock University was founded in 1964, in response to community activism and bolstered by local financial, moral and political support. Our privileged location in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve also provides us with a unique mandate for sustainability in everything we do. Named for Maj.-General Sir Isaac Brock, who died at nearby Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. His last words — "Surgite! Push on!" — have become the University's motto.

Brock University is committed to the future of green building in Canada and is a member of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Facilities Management staff have attended CaGBC conferences and training sessions. Brock University’s upcoming Best Building Practices Guideline will affirm that all new buildings are to be designed, constructed and operated with the objective of achieving at least a Silver-level certification within the overall LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system. More details regarding the LEED® rating system can be found here

To date, Brock University has 2 LEED® Silver Certified buildings including:

Plaza Building

International Centre