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Brock improves waste diversion by five per cent

Brock improves waste diversion by five per cent

Brock has increased its University-wide waste diversion rate by five per cent. According to its annual waste audit for 2013, Brock generated 1.94-million kilograms of solid non-hazardous waste. Of this total, the University diverted 65.3 per cent of this waste - or more than 1.26-million kilograms - from ending up in landfills.

Emergency system testing at Brock this week

Emergency system testing at Brock this week

Next week, Brock officials will be co-ordinating an upgrade and test of the University’s emergency notification system. The work will take place over two days (Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25) and could impact emergency communications systems in various areas around campus.

Unplanned power interruption (Friday April 18)

Unplanned power interruption (Friday April 18)

On the morning of Friday April 18, an unexpected power interruption, originating from Horizon Utilities power line M52 occurred on the University’s main campus and at the Brock Research & Innovation Centre.

Minor power interruption planned for Cairns Complex tomorrow (Thursday, April 17)

Minor power interruption planned for Cairns Complex tomorrow (Thursday, April 17)

Due to this scheduled power interruption, sensitive equipment such as computers or any other services that are not connected to an uninterruptable power supply should be shutdown prior to leaving for the day today - Wednesday, April 16.

Brock students assess age-friendliness of downtown St. Catharines

Brock students assess age-friendliness of downtown St. Catharines

Healthy communities encompass all age groups. Working together on an intergenerational research study, 45 Brock students were recently matched with 20 Niagara seniors to better understand what makes a community “age-friendly.” The study, “Through Their Eyes,” examined the age-friendliness of the neighbourhood surrounding Niagara Region’s Seniors Residence at 14 Centre Street in downtown St. Catharines.

Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

In just under two months’ time, Brock University will welcome Canada’s largest academic gathering to its campus and to Niagara. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress 2014 will bring 8,000 academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners together to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

Media Talk (March 6 - April 2, 2014)

Media Talk (March 6 - April 2, 2014)

“Media Talk” is a recurring summary of select Brock faculty, staff and student appearances in the media. If you have details of a media appearance to share with The Brock News, please send them to campusnews@brocku.ca

Brock unveils plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Brock unveils plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Yesterday, Brock unveiled a new plaque recognizing the significant contributions that local union members made to the University’s Founding Fund from 1965 to 1970. The plaque, which is located on the 300-level of Mackenzie Chown where blocks B and C meet, was proposed by Brock’s Centre for Labour Studies as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Brock’s Student Health Services now reopened (April 3)

Brock’s Student Health Services now reopened (April 3)

After being closed yesterday, Brock’s Student Health Services has now reopened.

Brock to unveil plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Brock to unveil plaque honouring early union supporters in Niagara

Tomorrow, Brock will unveil a new plaque recognizing the significant contributions that local union members made to the University’s Founding Fund from 1965 to 1970. The plaque, which will be located in the Mackenzie Chown Complex 300-level hallway where blocks B and C meet, was proposed by Brock’s Centre for Labour Studies as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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