2011-2012 Graduate Calendar

Life at Brock  
I. Student Organizations Go to top of document
Graduate Students' Association MacKenzie Chown, D350A 905 688 5550, x4094 http://www.brocku.ca/gsa 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 graduate student bursaries, graduate student emergency aid and to graduate students for conference travel expenses. The GSA administers the graduate student's Comprehensive Health and Drug Plan, the Comprehensive Dental Plan, the Universal Bus Pass, the GSA membership fees and the Canadian Federation of Students Membership.  
II. Athletics Go to top of document
Director, Interim Chris Critelli Walker Complex 205 Administrative Coordinator Marilou Iusi 905 688 5550, x4398 Administrative Assistant Sandi Huffman Ext. 3384 gobadgers.ca 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 500 student-athletes compete on Badger teams. Daily training and weekly 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. Inter-university sport is an experience of a lifetime. Not only will student-athletes earn a degree but they will also develop 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, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Also in the OUA, men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, curling, fencing, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, squash, swimming and wrestling. Competition is also available in lacrosse. Brock Athletics is a member of the Canadian Inter-university 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. Brock University also has one of the best Athletic Therapy Clinics in Canada and provides sports medicine and athletic therapy services to Inter-university athletes with sport injuries. The Clinic has three full-time athletic therapists and access to the services of sports medicine specialists and a Pedorthist. In addition, approximately thirty student therapists gain valuable career skills in the field and in the clinic while working with the varsity teams.  
III. Recreation Services Go to top of document
Director Karen McAllister-Kenny Administrative Assistant Sandra Boone 905 688 5550, x3018 Walker Complex, 214 brocku.ca/recreation-services 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 size pool which includes a whirlpool, dive tower, hydraulic floor and tarzan ropes; the Zone (fitness centre), 3 gymnasia (11,000 sq. ft, 12000 sq. ft, and 22,000 sq. ft), a 200 m indoor run/walk track, squash courts, outdoor tennis courts, dry saunas, an indoor rowing centre, and multiple outdoor fields. Cost Brock University students, through fees paid with tuition, have access to use the pool, courts, gyms, fields and track by showing your student ID prior to each use. The Zone, or the weight area in the rowing centre, require the purchase of a membership. Programs Intramurals Competitive and recreational intramural programs are offered in many sports, including slowpitch, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, ice and ball hockey, broomball, volleyball, basketball, innertube waterpolo, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, dodgeball, underwater hockey and more. Join over 6500 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, fencing, yoga, tai chi, pilates, first aid, personal training, coaching and many more! Employment Recreation Services hires over 400 students each year. Check the website for information.  
IV. Parking Services Go to top of document
Supervisor Al Ross 905 688 5550, x4309 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 Bookstore and Campus Store Go to top of document
Director Trudy Lockyer Finance/Accounting Officer Janet Jamison 905 688 5550, x3237/5583 Plaza Building campusstore.brocku.ca The Book Store/Campus Store, conveniently located in the Plaza Building 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/Campus 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. Campus Store hours: September to June: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; July and August: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
VI. Office of Alumni Relations Go to top of document
Director Christine Jones Administrative Assistant Vera Terpak 905 688 5550, x3816 Thistle East 265 brocku.ca/alumni With your graduation comes a new relationship with the University. You will have joined nearly 67,195 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 brockpeople.ca, your online 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. Brockpeople.ca also features many special offers exclusive to Brock graduates and 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 and email address is current (through Brockpeople.ca), you will also receive the Surgité magazine, published two times a year and the e-newsletter, published six times a year. Also, Brock's Annual Fund 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 Doug Earle Assistant to the Director Sheila Morrison 905 688 5550, x4190 Fax: 905 641 5216 Thistle East 265 brocku.ca/bold-new-brock 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 students and 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 Trustees 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, artwork, funding for student financial assistance 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.

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The Campaign for a Bold New Brock Go to top of document
Brock University is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada, and with an 83 per cent increase in enrolment in just over a decade. But in order to continue our success and growth, we must take significant steps toward the betterment of our students, faculty and community. We must not only meet the demands of today, but also prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. To begin our journey, Brock has launched the public phase of the biggest and most exciting capital fundraising initiative in our history: The Campaign for a Bold New Brock. Our goal is to raise $75 million to increase endowments for student financial assistance, to invest in teaching and research facilities, to expand knowledge and to empower our faculty as educator-researchers and innovators. The generosity of our partners will strengthen our success. These vital initiatives will reinforce Brock's role as an innovative Canadian university with strong community leadership and international scope and character. The Campaign will bring us together with our community, alumni, benefactors and governments at all levels to create an exciting, invaluable asset that will benefit Canadians for generations to come. Please join us on our journey to build a Bold New Brock, and a bold new future.  
Last updated: April 6, 2011 @ 10:51AM