Tag Archives: experiential learning

Student clubs offer many opportunities to get involved

Today’s post is brought to you by Mackenzie Roe, a third year Interactive Arts and Science student and this semester’s Social Media Intern. Looking to get involved? Brock University offers many clubs under a vast selection of faculties that encourages … Continue reading

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GAME students getting inside look at future of virtual reality

The future of virtual reality (VR) goes well beyond gaming, and Brock students are primed to be a part of it. “The best way to predict the next generation of VR is to build it,” said Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist … Continue reading

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Community gardening and the Second World War

By Goran Irandost HIST4P50 #BrockHistoricalGardens  Goran and Kaylin will be providing free tours of their historical gardens on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 4:15 to 5 pm. Come by and learn more about their plants and gardening process and taste some … Continue reading

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Experiencing a community garden

By Kaylin Currie HIST4P50 #BrockHistoricalGardens Goran and Kaylin will be providing free tours of their historical gardens on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 4:15 to 5 pm. Come by and learn more about their plants and gardening process and taste some … Continue reading

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Public tours to be held at excavation site of historic Shickluna Shipyard

Instructor Kimberly Monk, Adjunct Professor with Brock’s Department of History, shows student Braeden Corr, left, a digital map of the Shickluna shipyard site, where archaeological excavation began July 18. The public is invited to tour the site and meet the … Continue reading

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Planting a Historical Garden

By Kaylin Currie HIST4P50 #BrockHistoricalGardens For my garden research project, I have decided to grow a medieval monastic garden. It is based on the ones that Christian monks would grow during the medieval period in Europe. Since the monks would … Continue reading

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Replicating a WW2 Victory Garden

By Goran Irandost Hist4p50 #BrockHistoricalGardens  For my historical garden I am attempting to replicate one of the many so-called ‘Victory Gardens’ that were grown in the northern parts of the United States during the Second World War. The United States … Continue reading

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Students growing, researching historic gardens

  Welcome to #BrockHistoricalGardens! What roles have gardens played across time and cultures? What can gardens tell us about the past and about the societies that tended them? This summer, two Brock University History students, Kaylin and Goran, will be … Continue reading

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Archaeological research project invites public participation

A ground-breaking research project on an abandoned plot of land will uncover an important part of St. Catharines’ past this summer, and the public is invited to participate. Archaeological excavation at the historic Shickluna Shipyard along Twelve Mile Creek will … Continue reading

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Doing archaeology under pressure

Whether in recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria or the recent museum fire in Brazil, cultural workers and community volunteers mobilize to rescue irreplaceable artifacts.

Fourth year undergrad and graduate students in the Department of Classics got a taste of the work involved in an museum evacuation simulation run Friday afternoon by internationally-recognized expert Brian Daniels. Continue reading

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