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Canada’s avant-garde set to storm Brock University next week

Canada’s avant-garde set to storm Brock University next week

More than 85 national and international avant-gardists will descend upon Brock and St. Catharines next week for Avant Canada, a conference on the avant-garde in our country. The conference is the 28th instalment of the Two Days of Canada conference at Brock University - the oldest Canadian studies conference of its kind in the country.

Let’s Talk About It… mental health event at Brock tonight Oct. 27

Let’s Talk About It… mental health event at Brock tonight Oct. 27

Several on-campus and community groups are co-hosting an event tonight for the Brock community to speak out about mental health issues in society. “Let’s Talk About It… Speak Out” is panel discussion about young people, mental illness and their first steps to recovery. It starts at 7 p.m. in Pond Inlet and will feature three Brock students and one parent sharing their experiences with mental health issues and illness.

Brock exercise research centre sets sights on improving health and well-being of Niagara residents

Brock exercise research centre sets sights on improving health and well-being of Niagara residents

The Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being was officially introduced to the Niagara community on Oct. 22. at the centre grand opening. With more than 150 guests in attendance, the ribbon was cut by individuals that represent the bonds that bridge the development of academic and community innovations.

Marketing lecture will revisit memorable era in Canadian advertising

Marketing lecture will revisit memorable era in Canadian advertising

Throughout his career, Canadian marketing veteran Don Curtis has shaped sales pitches worth more than $200 million in revenues for clients ranging from McDonalds, Heinz, Bank of Montreal and Labatt Brewing Company, just to name a few. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Curtis will visit Brock University to speak about a key chapter of his career in the Canadian marketing industry.

Community leader, students and professors recognized at Chancellor’s final convocation

Community leader, students and professors recognized at Chancellor’s final convocation

More than 850 Brock students received their degrees at Fall Convocation today. And with the addition of today’s graduating class, there are now more than 86,000 students who have graduated from the University in its 50-year history.

University mourns the passing of Art Fleming

University mourns the passing of Art Fleming

The Brock community is deeply saddened by the loss of Art Fleming who passed away this week. He is husband of former Brock Board of Trustee member Val Fleming (1998-2006) who also received an honorary degree from the University in 2011.

Brock recognizes profs for creative research and teaching at Fall Convocation

Brock recognizes profs for creative research and teaching at Fall Convocation

Brock will honour two faculty members for their outstanding contributions to research and teaching at the University’s Fall Convocation on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Brock celebrates 50th birthday party at Niagara Wine Festival

Brock celebrates 50th birthday party at Niagara Wine Festival

Brock’s 50th anniversary celebrations took to the community this weekend with a birthday party Saturday afternoon at the Niagara Wine Festival. University President Jack Lightstone and Alumni Association President Darren Fox led onlookers in Montebello Park in singing happy birthday while cutting ceremonial 50th anniversary birthday cake at Brock’s tent in the park. Volunteers also handed out Brock swag as well as more than 2,000 cupcakes to festival attendees.

Talk will explore ideology and water politics in Southern Alberta

Talk will explore ideology and water politics in Southern Alberta

Brock’s Sustainability Science and Society graduate program will present a talk next week by political science professor Tim Heinmiller, “Ideology and Water Politics in Southern Alberta.” The public talk takes place Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in Plaza 408. All are welcome.

Brock profs to host one-day symposium on Scottish referendum

Brock profs to host one-day symposium on Scottish referendum

Professors from Brock University’s departments of history, political science and popular culture are co-organizing a full-day symposium that will examine the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence from many different angles. The symposium - A “good year for a referendum” - takes place Friday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sankey Chamber. The event is free and open to the public.

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