2013-2014 Undergraduate Calendar

Life at Brock  
I. Student Organizations Go to top of document
1. Brock University Students' Union Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Sandra Hammond 905-688-5550 x3568 Student Centre 313 http://www.busu.net All registered undergraduate students are members of the Brock University Students' Union (BUSU). Each spring, BUSU holds elections for the position of President, Vice-President of Finance and Administration, Vice-President of Student Services and Vice-President of University Affairs to oversee the day-to-day running of the organization. The executive report regularly to the Brock University Students' Administrative Council (BUSAC). BUSAC exists to maintain student involvement in the running of the students' union. This administrative council is comprised of representatives from each faculty, as well as representatives from residence, off-campus students, international students and students with diverse abilities. BUSU operates a number of businesses and services to ensure students a more comfortable and enjoyable experience during their time at Brock. Businesses include the General Brock convenience store, Isaac's Bar and Grill and the Union Station food court. All revenue generated from student run businesses is channeled back to students. Services available to students include Brock Off-Campus (BOC), Brock First Aid Responders, Brock Foot Patrol, Collabratorium, Office of the Ombudsman for Students, Student Justice Centre, an emergency food bank and emergency student service loan program. The Brock Press is a campus newspaper, funded by students, run autonomously from the Students' Union. Check out https://http://www.busu.net for more information on BUSU businesses, services and other student orientated activities on and off campus. This site offers students opportunities to voice their concerns, get updates on events and issues and more.  
2. Office of the Ombudsman for Students Go to top of document
An Ombudsman helps resolve concerns and complaints in an impartial, confidential and informal way. The Ombudsman provides a safe, comfortable and confidential place for you to discuss your concerns or complaints outside formal channels. The Ombudsman cannot impose solutions, but can suggests options and strategies for resolution. The Ombudsman will: listen and help to analyze the problem or complaint; identify and explain relevant policies and procedures; help to define and evaluate options and help you resolve problems informally. The Ombudsman may: investigate a problem, complaint, or concern; mediate conflicts; begin discussions with other people or department involved (only with your permission); make referrals to other campus and community resources and recommend changes in College policies or procedures. Contact the Ombudsman for student-related issues and concerns: to discuss a sensitive issue in confidence; for help in resolving a conflict with another person or department; for help in communication in negotiation with faculty, staff, students, or others and for advice on policies, procedures or regulations.  
3. The Students'-Alumni Centre Go to top of document
This is the eleventh year of operation for the Students'-Alumni Centre. This building is a milestone on Brock's history as it is funded and operated solely by students. Some of the services found in the Student's Centre are: the BUSU Offices, Isaac's Bar and Grill, the Brock Press, the Student Lounge, the Health Plan Office, Pick up/Drop off Pharmacy Service, OPIRG Brock, Brock Foot Patrol, Brock First Aid Responders, Office of the Ombudsman for Students and a photocopy service.  
4. Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG Brock) Go to top of document
OPIRG is a student-directed and funded organization that provides an outlet for Brock students to actively work on a variety of environmental, social injustice and health issues. Through research, education and action, students will gain insight into the interrelationships between different social issues, while improving their skills and providing valuable information in the community. All students are invited to participate in the activities of OPIRG. Students who do not wish to support the work of OPIRG are encouraged to get a refund of their student fees from the OPIRG office, located in Room 306 of the Students' Centre.  
II. Athletics Go to top of document
Director Robert Hilson Walker Complex 213 Administrative Coordinator Marilou Iusi 905-688-5550, extension 4398 Administrative Assistant Sandi Huffman 905-688-5550, extension 3384 http://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 opportunities in Canada. It is the mission of the Department of Athletics 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. The Athletic Department has full time coaches in sports such as hockey, basketball, rowing and wrestling. There are also full-time staff that are on campus that coach our teams in volleyball, cross-country and swimming. As a member of Ontario University Athletics (OUA), 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 Interuniversity 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 through to March. Brock University also has one of the best Athletic Therapy Clinics in Canada and provides sports medicine and athletic therapy services to interuniversity athletes with sport injuries. The Clinic has three full-time athletic therapists and access to the services of sport medicine specialists and a pedorthist. In addition, approximately thirty student therapists gain valuable career skills in the field and in the clinic working with the varsity teams.  
III. Recreation Services Go to top of document
Director Karen McAllister-Kenny Accounting and Publications Coordinator 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.  
Programs Go to top of document
Intramurals Competitive and recreational intramural programs are offered in many sports, including slowpitch, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, ice and ball hockey, broomball, european handball, floorball, volleyball, basketball, innertube waterpolo, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, dodgeball, table tennis, tennis, squash, 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, 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 Assistant Director, Finance and Operations Janet Jamison 905 688-5550 x3237/5583 Plaza Building bookstore.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 and course materials (new, used, rental, digital, course packages, etc.) 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 Bookstore/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 9am to 7pm, Friday 9am to 4:30pm; July and August: Monday-Friday 11am to 4:30pm. Please check for updated days and hours on our website.  
VI. Office of Alumni Relations Go to top of document
Director Christine Jones Administrative Assistant Christine Richard 905 688 5550 x3816 Thistle East 265 brocku.ca/alumni-relations With more than 77,000 alumni and counting, Brock Alumni Relations is dedicated to engaging graduates with the university community and linking them with fellow alumni and current students. As a student, there are several opportunities for you to become involved in Alumni Relations initiatives, including Mentorship Plus, Brock Days, networking events, social media sites and the Annual Fund. Mentorship Plus A partnership between Career Services and Brock Alumni Relations, Mentorship Plus is an exciting new program designed to support students through the two major life transitions experienced at Brock: namely, the transition from high school to university and from university to career or advanced academic study. During the first three years, students both receive and give membership. As a result, the students gain insights about life values, their new education environment, and untold principles of success that aren't necessarily taught in the classroom or found online. In your fourth year of study, students are partnered with a Brock graduate or member of the community. Students begin the next stage of life with realistic expectations and strategies to help them succeed. If this is the kind of opportunity you are seeking, visit brocku.ca/mentoring for more information and registration details. Brock Days Brock Days features the alumni weekend and community celebration that takes place the third and fourth weekends in September. Students are invited to participate in pub nights, the Annual Brock Days Concerts and Grape Stomp, Let There B-Rock lunchtime music, continuing education lectures, sporting events, wine seminars, Brock's Niagara Wine Festival Grande Parade float and much more. Check out brocku.ca/brockdays for more information. Networking events Several networking events and speaker series are held every year for Brock alumni. Students are encouraged to attend to connect and network with Brock alumni in a fun, informal atmosphere. Social media Network with Brock graduates by becoming a member of Brock's alumni social media sites: Facebook fan page: facebook.com/brockalumni Twitter: twitter.com/brockalumni Linkedin: bi.thy/brockalumni-linkedin Annual Fund Through the Annual Fund, Brock's students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends have the opportunity to make a gift of any size, and together, make a significant investment in Brock. As a student, you have the opportunity to gain work as an Annual Fund student caller. Students callers inform alumni and community members about new initiatives, update contact information, and invite support for Brock's area of greatest need. Brock students like you are the main benefactors from this support. Donations to the Annual Fund have funded student awards and created enhanced learning environments such as the Walker Complex Academic building and the Matheson Learning Commons. Parents, alumni and friends can make a gift to the Annual Fund through traditional means like responding to a phone call or mailer or through mail and online donations. As a student, you can contribute to the Campaign for a Bold New Brock through fundraising events and/or a senior class gift. Visit brocku.ca/annual-fund for more information. After graduation - membership has its privileges With your graduation comes a new relationship with Brock. As a grad, you are now part of the Brock University Alumni Association, and as a member, you are entitled to many benefits, including credit card options, discounts on home and auto insurance, and life insurance through alumni affinity programs, as well as on-campus benefits such as special membership prices at the Walker Complex and Brock Centre for the Arts, borrowing privileges in the Library and Career Services resources. To access many of these benefits, you need an alumni card. You can request your card and learn about other alumni services available to you through the Brock Alumni Relations. As a Brock graduate, you will be invited to participate in networking events, reunions and volunteer opportunities. You will receive Brock's alumni magazine, Surgite, twice a year as well as the alumni e-newsletter six times a year. Be sure to leave us with your new address and email contact information.  
VII. Development and Donor Relations Go to top of document
Director Peter McKinley Executive Assistant, Interim Anna McGrath 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 and 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. The Campaign for A Bold New Brock Brock is a university designed for the very purpose of developing well-rounded human beings. We're a place that recognizes and nurtures both sides of the brain. Where diverse passions are welcomed and celebrated and students become better versions of themselves. What could be more important than that? 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. Please join us on our journey to build a bold new Brock and a Bold new future. Office of Development and Donor Relations Brock University St. Catharines ON L2S 3A1  
Last updated: March 21, 2013 @ 01:58PM