Brock associate deans give grad students tips for success

The Graduate Student Success Tour begins Wednesday and Vitae Partners have scheduled open houses, meet-and-greets and events for grad students to make connections with the people committed to supporting them throughout their graduate journey.

Brock’s Associate Deans from each faculty recently shared a warm welcome, insights and tips for students as they transition into grad school. Watch the video below:


Students wishing to take part in the passport component (a host of prizes and swag) can pick up their passport package at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Office (MC C250)


Learn for Teaching: Teach for Learning

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10 to 11 a.m., Thistle 136

Visit the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation. Learn about our programs and people who can help with your teaching and professional development needs.

Take the Lead: Leadership Training

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2 to 3 p.m., Mackenzie Chown C301

Develop collaborative leadership skills, build graduate culture and make a difference! There are many ways to get involved and get on-the-job training as a leader with the Graduate Students’ Association. Join us!

Learn About Your Academic Worker’s Rights

Thursday, Sept. 8, 10 to 11 a.m., Mackenzie Chown C402

Drop-in and meet CUPE 4207 Executive and union Stewards. Take part in training workshops to learn about academic worker’s rights and collective bargaining.

Get Active and Take Time for You!

Thursday, Sept. 8, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Walker Complex Welcome Desk

Find out how you can keep active and healthy at Brock. Visit the Walker Complex, tour the facilities, learn about programming, get involved.

Track Your Transferable Skills

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2 to 3 p.m., Career Services Office, Learning Commons

We’ll show you how to track and build a repository of your graduate experiences and how to translate these skills to help you transition out into the world of work.

Creative Innovators Live Here

Friday, Sept. 9, 10 to 11 a.m., BioLinc, Cairns Family Health and Biocscience Research Complex

Calling all researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, change makers and scientists! BioLinc Incubator staff promote, create and support various collaborative innovations and ventures. All student entrepreneurial training is free. Tour our incubator space, meet our staff.

The Eyes Have It

Monday, Sept. 12, 10 to 11 a.m., Thistle 129

Meet with Learning Services’ staff to learn about our grad student critical reading service where we’ll provide the best gift of all to a writer: a second set of (critical) eyes. Students will receive info and a voucher for a critical reading service.

Take Hold of YOUR International Experience

Monday, Sept. 12, 1 to 4 p.m., International Centre 207

International Services Open House. Learn about our programs and services for international and Canadian students to help you thrive and adjust to life in Canada or help you gain international experience.

Library Research Rescue: Getting Started

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 to 11 a.m., Learning Commons Info Desk: James A. Gibson Library

First time at Brock? Need a library refresher? Meet your Liaison Librarian. This session will show you how to use online resources, find the best books, e-books, and scholarly articles. We will introduce you to important services for graduate students: interlibrary loan, graduate study spaces and more.

Know Your Roles, Rights and Responsibilities

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Brock University Students’ Union, Ombuds Office,2nd floor

Meet Carole Moss, Ombudsperson, a neutral third party that can help navigate challenging situations here at Brock. A safe space to voice concerns, gather information and consult on decision making options.

Thriving in Grad School

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2 to 4 p.m., Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mackenzie Chown D250

We’ll connect you to the folks to help you thrive and excel throughout your graduate journey, ‘show you the money’ and help you develop a professional development plan. Meet key staff to help you navigate your journey.


The full listing of events is listed at For more details, email

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