Community invited to Retention Symposium

On the sports field, in the classroom and in numerous other areas, Brock University is continuing to prioritize student retention.

Members of the Brock community are invited to join the University’s Deans and senior administration at an upcoming Retention Symposium to discuss these efforts.

Held Wednesday, Sept. 19, the event will showcase 16 of Brock’s 23 BrockU 4U retention grants, which included academic retention initiatives to promote experiential learning and learning skills tutorials for first-year students; graduation support for non-traditional and transfer students; and increased retention through intramural sport participation.

After initial comments on the project’s impact from Brock President and Vice-Chancellor Gervan Fearon, the University’s Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International, Jamie Mandigo, will provide a further overview of the grants before turning the proceedings over to the presenters.

Recipients applied for the grants in June 2017 and implemented them throughout the following 12 months. Dedicated to accessibility, mobility and student-centred learning and pedagogy, the grants aim to elevate the overall retention and graduation rates of the University.

The symposium will take place in Pond Inlet from 3 to 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Kelly Veld at x3418 or

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