Faculty webinar to provide info on advancing Brock’s West Indies partnership

An upcoming webinar for Brock faculty members will explore virtual courses and cultural exchanges between Brock University and University of the West Indies (UWI).

The two institutions have signed an exchange agreement and are expected to launch offerings in January.

Held Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m., the online information session will touch on the new student initiatives, while also providing a Q&A with the Mobility Offices of the partner universities and introducing a Minor in Africana Studies housed in Brock’s Department of Sociology.

The exchange agreement between Brock and UWI was created to build international partnerships for knowledge exchange and cultural enrichment to enhance local and global citizenship.

Through the partnership, students from both institutions are able to take cost-neutral courses in various programs of the partner universities as electives with permission of the instructor, and participate in cost-neutral cross-cultural exchange and service learning.

Faculty members at both Brock and UWI are able to develop and mount collaborate courses and service-learning initiatives.

The information session will be chaired by an ad hoc committee composed of the leadership of the Department of Behavioural Sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences at UWI and the Brock academic leaders that developed the new Minor in Africana Studies at Brock University.

The webinar will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams.

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