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Brock mourns loss of honorary degree recipient and friend of the University

Brock mourns loss of honorary degree recipient and friend of the University

James Stewart, the author, musician and professor emeritus of mathematics, who received an honorary degree from Brock University at spring Convocation in 2011 has passed away. Stewart, a long-time friend of the University, was recognized with an honoray degree in 2011 for his outstanding contributions to mathematics education, architecture and music.

Wilfrid Laurier researcher to become Brock’s new Dean of Applied Health Sciences

Wilfrid Laurier researcher to become Brock’s new Dean of Applied Health Sciences

Brock University today announced Peter Tiidus - a well-respected muscle and exercise physiologist who conducts research related to muscle healing and health - as the new Dean of its Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. Tiidus, currently a professor and program co-ordinator in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University, takes up his new position at Brock for an initial five-year term beginning July 1, 2015.

Honorary degree nominations sought from Brock community

Honorary degree nominations sought from Brock community

Who do you think deserves an honorary degree from Brock? The Governance Committee of Senate is seeking nominations for potential honorary degree recipients. To help encourage submissions, the Office of Alumni, Development and Donor Relations will be available to help members of the Brock community complete nomination packages.

Niagara Recycling donation supports disability programs at Brock

Niagara Recycling donation supports disability programs at Brock

Niagara Recycling has made an operational donation to Brock University that will help to fund seven community programs that support individuals living with disabilities. The $180,000 donation over the next four years will fund a co-ordinator position that will have a direct impact on the operation of the programs administered by Brock.

Brock prof’s book on WWI literature challenges ideas of Canadian identity

Brock prof’s book on WWI literature challenges ideas of Canadian identity

A Brock prof’s book on contemporary Canadian First World War literature aims to challenge our prevailing ideas about Canadian identity on the 100-year anniversary of the Great War (1914-18). Catching the Torch: Contemporary Canadian Literary Responses to World War I by Neta Gordon, associate professor of English Language and Literature, wrestles with questions like what the First World War mean to Canadians? And why does it mean what it means to us?

The snowy season is upon us… what you need to know

The snowy season is upon us… what you need to know

Last week’s early blast of cold and snow is a reminder that it’s time to be ready for winter conditions. No heavy snowfall is forecast for St. Catharines this week. However, the Brock community should nonetheless get into the habit of checking the University’s website (www.brocku.ca) and social media channels for updates about the University’s operating status.

Early Brock marketing materials donated to University archives

Early Brock marketing materials donated to University archives

The story behind the evolution of Brock’s visual identity is being preserved thanks to the man who was the creative mind behind University marketing campaigns of the 1970s and ‘80s. Doug Geddie, Brock’s director of marketing, communications, recruitment and liaison from 1970-86, has donated his personal trove of mint-condition marketing materials to the University, in honour of its 50th anniversary.

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.

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