A Presidential welcome as students flock to Brock

With more than 18,000 students descending on campus this week to begin the new Fall term, Dr. Gervan Fearon prepared his first-ever welcome message as Brock University President, focusing on human rights, mutual respect and the importance of being responsible citizens both on and off campus.

Fearon, who became President and Vice-Chancellor on Aug. 1, told incoming students they had chosen well in selecting a university with Brock’s reputation for academic strength, innovative research and exceptional student experience.

He also said Brock is a people-focused institution, and said it is everyone’s responsibility to promote a University that is inclusive, celebrates diversity, does not tolerate discrimination and makes a priority of protecting human rights and personal security.

“We look out for you, and for each other,” he said. “Your safety and security are part of our commitment.”


Fearon encouraged anyone with questions or inquiries about fairness, harassment or discrimination to contact Brock’s Office of Human Rights and Equity (HRE). The HRE website has clear directions on how to contact HRE staff in confidence.

Persons with concerns about personal safety or security should contact Campus Security Services, which is dedicated to ensuring a safe and welcoming learning environment at Brock. For 24-hour emergency response, call (905) 688-5550 ext 3200. Campus Security can also be contacted through the Brock Mobile App, which you can download for free.

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