Brock-Canada Games Teaching Profiles

The 2021 Niagara Canada Summer Games provides an exciting opportunity for teaching and learning innovation at Brock University. There are a variety of ways to incorporate the Canada Games content into courses across Brock University’s Faculties and Departments and this creative implementation fosters unique learning opportunities for students.

In the lead up to the 2021 Canada Summer Games, we will be posting a series of articles, Q&As, profiles and other material on curricular innovation and student experiential education related to the Games. The series will highlight instructors campus-wide who are utilizing the Games to facilitate sustainable course innovation in a variety of ways. They hope to generate both further interest from students, as well as help generate ideas for colleagues to incorporate the Games in their courses.  We are excited to highlight the creative, innovative, and student-focused curricular offerings across many of Brock University’s faculties.

Teresa Russo

Part-time Instructor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities

Teresa Russo is enthusiastic about the many opportunities for students to engage with the community, regional councillors and other stakeholders during the Canada Summer Games next year in Niagara.

Jean Ntakirutimana

Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities

Ntakirutimana, who has been teaching linguistics for more than three decades, is integrating the Games in his upcoming Documentation and Terminology course.

Elizabeth Vlossak

Associate Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Associate Professor of History Elizabeth Vlossak sees the Canada Summer Games as an incredible opportunity.

Dawn Zinga

Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Child and Youth Studies Professor Dawn Zinga teaches CHYS 2V91, Children and Youth in Sports Contexts, an online course paired with an experiential learning component.

Laura Cousens

Associate Professor, Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

With the 2021 Canada Games set to be hosted in Niagara, Laura Cousens is integrating the Games into her upcoming Major Games Field Course.