2007-2008 Graduate Calendar

Life at Brock  
I.  Student Organizations
1.  Graduate Students' Association
  MacKenzie Chown D Block, 3rd Floor
All registered graduate students are members of the Graduate Student's Association. The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) represents the interest of all graduate students. The purpose of the association is to promote the interests of graduate students in academic and social matters, to facilitate interaction among graduate students from the participating graduate programs and to enhance the profile of graduate students internal and external to the University community. All graduate students are automatically members of the GSA and are charged a membership fee at registration. The GSA welcomes the interest and participation of all graduate students.
In addition to sponsoring various activities, the association provides funds for the Ralph Morris Graduate Student Award and to graduate students for conference travel expenses.
The GSA administers the graduate student's Comprehensive Health & Drug Plan, the Universal Bus Pass, the GSA membership fees and the Canadian Federation of Students Membership.
2.  Office of the Ombudsman for Students
  There may be occasions which cause students to feel that they are victims of unfair treatment. For guidance in both academic and personal matters, students can contact the Ombudsman. For assistance in getting through red tape, injustice, conflict and harassment, although not lawyers, the office of the Ombudsman for Students has access to expert legal advice, if necessary. It is important that all students become familiar with their academic rights and responsibilities. Read the regulations found later in this calendar. The Office of the Ombudsman is located in the Alumni Students' Centre.
3.  The Alumni Students' Centre
  This is the sixteenth year of operation for the Alumni Students' Centre. This building is a milestone on Brock's history as it is funded and operated solely by students. Some of the services found in the Students' Centre are: the BUSU offices, Isaac's Bar and Grill, the Advertising and Design Services, the Brock Press, the Student Lounge, the Health Plan Office, Pick up/Drop off Pharmacy Service, OPIRG ­ Brock, Brock Foot Patrol, Brock Aid First Aid Responders, Office of the Ombudsman for Students and a photocopy service.
4.  Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG Brock)
  OPIRG is a student-directed and funded organization that provides an outlet for Brock students to actively work on a variety of environmental, social injustice and health issues. Through research, education and action, students will gain insight into the interrelationships between different social issues, while improving their skills and providing valuable information in the community.
All students are invited to participate in the activities of OPIRG. Students who do not wish to support the work of OPIRG are encouraged to get a refund of their student fees from the OPIRG office, located in Room 306 of the Students' Centre.
II.  Athletics Go to top of document
Director Dr. Lorne J. Adams Walker Complex 213 Administrative Assistants Marilou Iusi, Sandie Huffman 905-688-5550, extension 4398 Walker Complex 213C http://www.brocku.ca/athletics Brock University's Department of Athletics provides students with the opportunity to take part in athletics both as participants and fans. Inter-university activities are available to all students and cater to those interested in the pursuit of excellence. Each year approximately 559 student-athletes compete on Badger teams. Weekly training and competition provide student-athletes some of the best competitive opportunities in Canada. It is the mission of the Department to enrich the overall student life experience by providing quality sport programs and leadership in the pursuit of athletic excellence. Interuniversity sport is an experience of a lifetime. Not only will student-athletes earn a degree but they will also develop athletic and life skills that will last forever. As a member of Ontario University Athletics, women's teams compete with other universities in basketball, cross country, curling, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Also in the OUA, men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, curling, fencing, golf, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis and wrestling. Competition is also available in lacrosse. Brock Athletics is a member of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The CIS is the governing body for university sport in Canada. Each year 10,000 student-athletes across Canada participate in a competitive schedule of approximately 3000 events starting in September and continuing to March. The Athletic Therapy Clinic provides sport medicine and athletic therapy services to Interuniversity athletes with sports injuries. Recreational athletes are also eligible for treatment on an availability basis.  
III.  Recreation Services Go to top of document
Director Karen McAllister Administrative Assistants Sandra Boone 905-688-5550, extension 3018 Walker Complex, 214 http://www.brocku.ca/recserve Facilities Brock University boasts some of the best facilities in the province for student recreational and athletic use. Facilities available include a 50 m, 8 lane Olympic sized swimming pool which includes a whirlpool, dive tower, hydraulic floor and tarzan ropes; the Zone (fitness centre), 3 gymnasia (11,000 sq. ft., 12,000 sq. ft. and 22,000 sq. ft), a 200 m indoor run/walk track, squash, racquetball and tennis courts, dry saunas, an indoor rowing centre and multiple outdoor fields. Costs Brock University students, through fees paid with tuition, have access to use the pool, courts, gyms, field and track by showing your student ID prior to each use. The Zone, or the weight area in the rowing centre, requires the purchase of a membership. Programs Intramurals Competitive intramural programs are offered in many sports, including slowpitch, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, ice and ball hockey, broomball, volleyball, basketball, innertube waterpolo, underwater hockey and more. Join over 5000 students who take part in these activities each year. Instructional programs To be introduced to a new activity or to improve existing skills, join a non-credit instructional program. Courses offered include aquatic leadership and learn to swim programs, dance, fitness, racquet, fencing, yoga, tai chi, pilates, first aid, personal training, coaching and many more! Employment Recreation Services hires over 350 students each year. Check the website for information.  
IV.  Parking Services Go to top of document
Supervisor Al Ross 905-688-5550, extension 4309 DeCew Residence, R227 http://www.brocku.ca/parking At a busy university the demand for parking facilities is great, and Brock is no exception. There are plenty of parking options available at the University. For a detailed list of options, please visit our website.  
V.  The Book Store Go to top of document
Director, Bookstore Operations Trudy Lockyer Assistant to the Director Lorraine Mook 905-688-5550, extension 3237 Plaza 2006 Building, Room 201 http://www.bookstore.brocku.ca The Book Store, conveniently located in the Plaza 2006 Bulding ground floor (next to the Alumni Student Centre), is the primary source of required textbooks (new and used) and recommended reading materials. It also stocks a wide selection of academic and general books including dictionaries, study and essay writing guides. A special order service is available at any time. The Book Store also stocks stationery, cards, magazines, clothing and memorabilia, computer hardware, software and computing supplies. Help is readily available, on request, for persons with special needs. Book Store hours: September to June: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; July and August: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
VI.  Office of Alumni Relations Go to top of document
Director Christine Jones 905-688-5550, extension 4320 Administrative Assistant Vera Terpak 905-688-5550, extension 3816 Thistle East 265 http://www.brocku.ca/alumni With your graduation comes a new relationship with the University. You will have joined the more than 55,000 graduates of Brock University. Full membership privileges including free borrowing privileges in the James A. Gibson Library and special membership prices at the Walker Complex, the Brock Centre for the Arts are available to anyone who holds a degree or certificate from the University. As part of a worldwide network, there are many ways to keep in touch with the University and your fellow graduates. You will want to register with http://www.brockpeople.ca, your on-line connection to other Brock graduates. This community of graduates includes a complete listing of all graduates searchable by name, by faculty, by department or by class. You can use this feature to discover who has already joined the community, to find out where your friends are and what they are doing. You can also update your contact information, post news about yourself, and send messages to fellow graduates. You can also take advantage of many special offers exclusive to Brock graduates. Brockpeople.ca also features a discussion forum where you can exchange ideas, discuss issues, or engage in conversations with other grads. It's easy to join using your student identification number (your login) and your birth date (your password yymmdd). If your mailing address is current (through Brockpeople.ca), you will also receive the Surgité magazine, published four times a year. Also, Brock's TeleGrad students contact graduates annually to provide an update on what is happening at Brock and to invite support for the University's greatest needs, capital appeals or surveys. All Brock students are the beneficiaries of the support from Brock's graduates. The Office of Alumni Relations is your main contact for alumni programs and services. Alumni Relations arranges Homecoming (Brock Days) and other graduate reunions, affinity programs, networks of graduates across Canada and internationally, student alumni initiatives and volunteer opportunities. Alumni Relations also works closely with the volunteer members of the Brock University Alumni Association, representing the collective interests of Brock's graduates.  
VII.  Development and Donor Relations Go to top of document
Director Sarah Nadalin Assistant to the Director Sheila Morrison 905-688-5550, extension 4190 Thistle East 265 http://www.brocku.ca/alumni/index.php The Office of Development and Donor Relations is responsible for the co-ordination of all fundraising activities at Brock. The department develops programs to engage private support that will advance Brock University's Mission. Our donors help us improve programs and facilities, and enhance our ability to attract and retain deserving student, excellent faculty and staff. Gifts can be given to one of three charitable organizations: Brock University (a registered charity); The Brock University Foundation (a Crown foundation), and; the Friends of Brock University Inc. (established to receive charitable gifts from U.S. citizens). Board of Trustee and Canada Revenue Agency policies govern the department's activities. Gifts of cash either pledged over time or as a one-time donation, planned gifts and bequests, gifts of real estate, securities, equipment, books and journals, and artwork, as well as student awards, are some of the many ways donors support the work of Brock University. Donations to Brock University are eligible for charitable receipts for income tax purposes. Office of Development and Donor Relations Brock University St. Catharines ON L2S 3A1  
Last updated: April 18, 2007 @ 10:39AM