Community Engagement News

The 2021 Niagara Canada Summer Games offers a rare opportunity for our students to volunteer with the 2021 Niagara Canada Summer Games Host Society and local community organizations, as a way to gain valuable, tangible experience. In the lead up to the Canada Games, there will be a variety of student volunteer news that we will share as a way to celebrate the spirit and legacy of community engagement at Brock University.

During the months leading up to the Games, there will be articles, Q&As, profiles and other material highlighting the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA), and other news about student community engagement. BUVA provides a unique, opportunity for students to interact with their peers, receive ongoing training, connect with other community-minded students, and gain access to unique volunteer opportunities with the Games and other community organizations in Niagara.

Outstanding students and community members receive virtual honours

Friday, April 3, 2020

Though their awards ceremony was cancelled, a group of Brock University students and community partners are still receiving the credit they deserve.

The Student Life Engagement Awards were scheduled to be presented at a banquet Friday, March, 27; however, the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic meant the honours could not be delivered in their traditional form.

CANADA GAMES COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Student volunteer reflects on first year of service

Thursday, March 5, 2020

From the quiet murmur of conversations with his colleagues to the enthusiastic roar of a wrestling crowd, Jason Xiao has heard it all in his time with the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA).

Founded in September 2019 as an initiative leading up to the 2021 Canada Games, BUVA is a group of trained Brock students committed to improving the local community by volunteering for at least 20 hours each year.