Our 2014 fundraising priorities
The Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex
This fall, we are celebrating the opening of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex. It is such an exciting time to be on campus! This is the largest project in Brock’s history and it will positively impact over 400 students. Thanks to donor support, the vision of the research complex has become a reality.
Although construction on the building is completed, funds are still needed for this $114 million project. Your support will allow us to continue to enhance our reputation as a leader in research and will provide our students with unique opportunities to impact the world.
Department of Earth Science Improvements
This year we are partnering with the Department of Earth Science (formerly Geology) to raise funds for new laboratory equipment. Enrollment in the program has tripled since 2000 and as a result, the need for new teaching equipment has increased. We are excited to announce that the department will be re-introducing a course in economic geology.
Your support will enable the Earth Science Department to purchase new petrographic polarizing and reflective light microscopes that are essential for delivering course content, and ensuring future development of the program.
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is an exciting project that will enhance Brock’s reputation in the arts. Restoration work is currently being completed in the historic Canada Hair Cloth building on St. Paul Street. The new Arts centre will include a complete range of studios, classrooms, offices, laboratories and lecture halls in support of all departments at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.
This building is set to open doors in 2014. It will improve our student learning experience and help revitalize the downtown core, bringing an annual boost of $17.3 million to the local economy. Your support of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will give Brock students access to state-of-the-art facilities that will mould sought after arts graduates.
Mentorship Plus is a multi-level program designed to help students through major transitions at Brock. Students are provided with unique opportunities like leadership workshops, networking opportunities and peer to peer mentoring with students and alumni.
Your support will allow Mentorship Plus to:
- Remain free of cost to students.
- Expand to include more student and alumni participants.
- Enable communication between participants regardless of geography, using new technology.
- Attract additional support in the form of corporate sponsorship.
- Enhance the educational experience and futures of thousands of Brock students.
Adopt a Badger
Once again, we are partnering with our Department of Athletics to promote the Adopt-A-Badger program. Varsity athletes are financially responsible for team fees, gym memberships, equipment costs, travel expenses, team travel wear, food and beverage costs. Varsity athletes commit an average of 15 hours per week to training and competition, making it difficult to work part time to cover their expenses. By adopting a Badger, you minimize the financial stress of being a varsity athlete and allow our teams to focus on achieving their best.
100% of funds go directly to the donor’s team of choice and are distributed based on the coach’s discretion.