Past Activities

Rethinking Assessment: Canada Games Exemplars from Across Brock

April 12, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Microsoft Teams

Brock-Canada Games Academic Committee members, Canada Games Teaching and Learning Grant Recipients, faculty and staff held a session focused on assessment design. Keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Vlossak and Dr. Teresa Russo will spoke about their course innovations that harnessed Canada Games content and themes to enhance student engagement and learning. Following the keynotes, small breakout sessions were facilitated by other grant recipients for participants where CG grant course assignment ideas and options were discussed. This was followed by an overview of the Canada Games Teaching and Learning Grants criteria.

Brock Student Leadership Summit

March 26, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
March 27, 2021 from 10:30am to 3pm

The theme of the Brock Student Leadership Summit (BSLS) is “Leadership in a Changing Society”. Students had an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and explore topics of innovation, inclusion, and excelling as a leader. The event included synchronous interactive workshops and asynchronous TED Talk style sessions that focused on building leadership skills. This was a student organized session created for students. The planning team consisted of student volunteers from different areas of expertise, including several students from the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA)!

Virtual On-Campus Jobs Fair

March 4, 2021

The virtual job fair was hosted for students looking for an on-campus job or ways to get involved at Brock. This virtual event provided students with the information needed to find and successful in an on-campus job. Kristen Smith presented about the Brock University Volunteer Association.

Starting at Love: (Re)discovering Tennis as a Lifelong Sport – A Tennis Story with Gianluca Agostinelli

December 2, 2020

The Italian Studies Program of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (MLLC) at Brock University invited Gianluca Agostinelli to speak to students of Italian Canadian Studies and the community on sports industry in Canada in anticipation of the Summer Canada Games in Niagara. Agostinelli, growing up in an Italian family of athletes, focused on his career as a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada, as a former member of Team Ontario and Tennis Canada, and his return to tennis at Brock University.

VPR Information Session

November 10, 2020

Information session about the VPR Canada Games Grants program. The event discussed the second round of funding and had previous recipients Dr. Karen Fricker and Dr. Brian Roy speak about their research related to the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.


  • Dan Wilcock, President and CEO of Canada Games Council
  • Barry Wright, CEO, Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
  • Previous grant recipients – Dr.’s Karen Fricker (Faculty of Humanities) & Brian Roy (Faculty of Applied Health Sciences)
  • Sharlee Cranston-Reimer, Research Officer in ORS

Brock Cares: BUVA Informational Session and Panel

September 10, 2020

Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA) is a dynamic group of trained Brock students committed to improving the local community through volunteering. Attendees of the information session learned more about the organization and heard from the BUVA student leaders about their experiences in the 2019-2020 inaugural year!

Visit the ExperienceBU page to learn more about BUVA

VPR Information Session

October 7, 2019

Information session for Brock University staff and faculty to learn about the Vice President, Research (VPR) Canada Games Grant program. The event included Aaron Bruce (Canada Games Council) and Barry Wright (Niagara 2022 Summer Canada Games) addressing potential Games-related research needs and opportunities, details about the internal grant program, and a Q&A session.


  • Tim Kenyon, Vice-President, Research at Brock
  • Katherine Hunter, Research Officer in ORS
  • Julie Stevens, Special Advisor to the President, Canada Games
  • Aaron Bruce, Vice President of Sport, Canada Games Council
  • Barry Wright, CEO, Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

BUVA Information Session

September 18, 2019

Information session for students interested in joining the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA). Students learned more about the vision of BUVA, training, volunteering, and social opportunities in its inaugural year.

Visit the BUVA page here to learn more.