Celebrating Collaborative Success at the 2014 Community Partners Reception

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Celebrating Collaborative Success at the 2014 Community Partners Reception

Published on April 01 2014


Brock students continue to make the most of community partnerships - and it shows.

Over 50 students in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and 45 community partners celebrated another year of collaborative success on March 21st, 2014.

Throughout the year, students engage in learning opportunities with community organizations allowing them to put theory into meaningful practice.

“This event recognizes the invaluable contribution of our community partners to the professional success of our students.” said Janet Zanutto, Manager of Experiential Learning in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

“Our faculty continues to provide students experiential learning opportunities that focus on developing career related skills and professional networks for students in all departments.”

Over the course of the year, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences sets up collaborative partnerships with over 80 agencies in the Niagara region and beyond.

“It is the strength of our students that keep community partners coming back,” says James Mandigo, Professor and Interim Dean in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

“Community partnerships help enrich student learning and help connect students with opportunities that support our mission to make the Niagara community a healthier place to live.”

The event was highlighted by a keynote address by Vicki Keith, who is a Retired Canada Marathon Swimmer.

With a career highlighted by records of perseverance, Vicki’s words of inspiration were well received.

She endorsed the importance of having a community of support that resonated with attendees that included graduating students, community partners, and Brock faculty, administration and staff.

Those is attendance were able to peruse a wide variety of student/community projects on display at the reception.

One of the community projects on display belonged to Project Share, which is a local organization that serves individuals living in poverty.

“Being able to have practical learning opportunities, in my opinion, gives students a huge advantage because they will be more prepared for their future endeavors,” said Katie Cuviello, who was on hand to represent Project Share at the community reception.

“Our student (4th year RECL student, Katarina Etezadi), has played a key role in helping me manage our yearly events, and assisted in the creation of new recreational events that benefit the Niagara community.”

The posters on display were a visual representation of the passion and energy that have been put into developing meaningful partnerships that serve as connective tissue between Brock and the community.

 

 

Vicki Keith, Brock University
Community Partners Reception 2014

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences celebrated the success of Brock students in collaboration with community partners. The event was held on March 21 2014, highlighted by a keynote address by Vicki Keith, who is a Retired Canada Marathon Swimmer.