Experiential Education

Our team is currently working in a hybrid manner. If you are a current student with an active experiential education component in your course, please contact your professor or experiential coordinator directly. For all other inquiries, please email experiential@brocku.ca

Brock University would like to ensure that those who cross paths with our work in Experiential Education are aware that the roots of experiential learning have been in Indigenous ways of being and knowing since time immemorial. Our campus fully acknowledges this, the original stewards, connections and relationships to the land, and the ways of reflecting on life, experiences and growth through oral traditions and storytelling. We are proud to work in partnership with our Indigenous colleagues, are humbled by their teachings, and yield to them as “ohę:dǫ’ ęhadinǫhdǫnyǫh” (those who are thinking ahead) in this space. We will continue to do what we can to move experiential pedagogy forward with respect and reciprocity as a result of these important relationships.

A Miigwech, Nia:wen and thank you to our Indigenous colleagues and language speakers who collaborated with us on this.

Experiential education engages students in first-hand experiences in order to develop skills, clarify values, contribute to local and global communities, and make learning come alive. Twenty different types of experiential opportunities are built into the University’s courses — from labs and simulations to practicums and internships.

Learn more about the types of experiential learning opportunities built into courses at Brock. 

Experiential education at a glance

43,379

Brock student participants 

1,039

experiential course sections offered

100%

of departments at Brock offering experiential courses

150+

community partners each year

For Faculty and Instructors

The Experiential Education team is available to support you to embed hands-on learning into your courses. Visit the Faculty and Instructor resource page and explore the Faculty Guidebook on Experiential Education, access experiential grant opportunities, or request a customized workshop to support experiential learning in your courses.

For Students

By bridging theory and practice, experiential learning allows you to develop skills, clarify your values, contribute to local and global communities, and make your learning come alive. Click on the button below to learn more about what experiential learning opportunities Brock students.

For Community Partners

Many experiential courses would not be possible without partnerships with community organizations and businesses. If you have a need within your services that a student could fill or an idea for a partnership you would like to pursue, please visit our community partner page by clicking on the button below.

Get in Touch

elyseElyse Lappano

Experiential Education Coordinator, Kinesiology and Inclusive & Adaptive Programs
905 688 5550 x6182
elappano@brocku.ca

Ty Bolibruck

Experiential Education Coordinator, Recreation & Leisure Studies
905 688 5550 x4418
tbolibruck@brocku.ca

elyseElyse Lappano

Experiential Education Coordinator, Kinesiology and Inclusive & Adaptive Programs
905 688 5550 x6182
elappano@brocku.ca

Andra Parker

Experiential Education Coordinator, Master of Professional Kinesiology
905 688 5550 x6188
andra.parker@brocku.ca

Janet Westbury

Experiential Education Coordinator, Health Sciences
905 688 5550 x4143
jwestbury@brocku.ca

Sandra Micsinszki

Nursing Clinical Coordinator
905 688 5550 x4780
smicsins@brocku.ca

Michael Fawkes

Experiential Education Coordinator, Sport Management
905 688 5550
mfawkes@brocku.ca

Carolyn Finlayson

Experiential Education Coordinator
905 688 5550 x6188
cfinlayson@brocku.ca

Koreen McCullough

Experiential Education Coordinator
905 688 5550 x6120
kmccullough@brocku.ca

Catherine Brigantino

Experiential Education Coordinator
905 688 5550 x5782
cbrigantino@brocku.ca

Note: Catherine is currently away from her role.

Carolyn Finlayson

Experiential Education Coordinator
905 688 5550 x6188
cfinlayson@brocku.ca

David DiPietro

Senior Experiential Education Coordinator
905 688 5550 x5933
ddipietro@brocku.ca

Kristen Nilsen

Experiential Education Coordinator
905 688 5550 x5023
knilsen@brocku.ca

Daniel Lonergan

Senior Experiential Education Coordinator
905 688 5550 x5023
dlonergan@brocku.ca

 

Note: Dan is currently away from his role.

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