After a successful academic year, the Brock LINC wants to celebrate — and the community is invited.
On Wednesday, June 8, the University’s centre for creativity, innovation, research and entrepreneurship is hosting its inaugural open house for students, faculty, staff and community members.
“We are still so new on campus, and with more in-person events starting up, we thought this was a great opportunity to bring the community into the space to learn about what happens here and what’s available to them,” says Farzana Crocco, Executive Director of the Brock LINC.
Held from 1 to 4 p.m., the open house will provide visitors insight into all the Brock LINC offers and the work it has underway related to the different facets of innovation, including creativity, research and entrepreneurship.
Brice Scheschuk, Managing Partner of Globalive and Co-Founder and CFO of Wind Mobile, will be the event’s keynote speaker, delivering a presentation on the practice of mentorship in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. He will share best practices for mentors and principles of menteeship that can help entrepreneurs upskill their performance.
“Brice is a well-known mentor, speaker and investor in the Canadian innovation ecosystem. We are incredibly lucky to have someone of his calibre share his expertise at Brock,” says Crocco. “While he talks about mentorship for entrepreneurs, his talk is applicable to anyone involved as a mentor or mentee.”
Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to meet the entrepreneurs chosen to be part of the LINCubator, Brock’s business incubation program, and to explore activities in the University’s Makerspace, Digital Scholarship Lab and R3 Consumer Wine Lab.
Mini-workshops in each of the spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. They include:
- Design and Craft with Cricut, led by the Makerspace. (Limited to 15 people)
- Data Visualization 101, led by the Digital Scholarship Lab. (Limited to 12 people)
- How to Develop a VR Simulation, led by XpertVR. (Limited to 20 people)
- Inventive Thinking Workshop: Jumpstart Your Creativity! led by Creativity and Education. (Limited to 20 people)
To register for the event, and to sign up for the mini-workshops, visit brocku.ca/linc/brock-linc-open-house
What: Brock LINC Open House
When: Wednesday, June 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: The Brock LINC inside the Rankin Family Pavilion at Brock University’s main campus
To register: Visit brocku.ca/linc/brock-linc-open-house