Research, innovation and sharing knowledge

Brock encourages a heart for community and a head for innovation. Our passion drives us to discover, share, and apply new knowledge. Improving quality of life through leading-edge research is what we’re all about.

Contact us to speak with a subject expert, to invite a researcher to speak at your event, or to discuss your research needs.

Learn about research at Brock

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OUR RESEARCH

Explore Brock’s leading edge research and see how we are working with the community across a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Research institutes and centres

Through our research institutes and centres, researchers across disciplines combine their expertise to create new types of solutions to issues affecting our community.

Contact us about your entrepreneurial and commercialization needs

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BioLinc

BioLinc is a business incubation facility that integrates University expertise and community resources to support entrepreneurs who are establishing new ventures. This is accomplished through BioLinc’s ability to provide a physical incubation space, access to business support services from the partners of Innovate Niagara, as well as Innovate Niagara’s dynamic web portal.

Brock Innovation

The office of Brock Innovation helps to connect businesses and organizations to Brock researchers and available funding programs. The office also provides extension services, which include the use of Brock equipment or facilities, as well as the sale of surplus materials such as specialty chemicals.

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION HUB – IHUB

The Educational Research and Innovation Hub is supporting educational technology companies that seek to develop innovative educational tools and resources that support 21st century teaching and learning.

Explore how Brock is sharing knowledge with the community

Arts & culture

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BROCK TALKS

Public lectures held at the St. Catharines Public Library sharing research by Humanities scholars with the local community.

MARILYN I. WALKER SCHOOL OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (MIWSFPA) EVENTS

Each year the MIWSFPA presents community members with both professional and student events that are enriching and broadening the cultural landscape of Niagara.

MUSIC ED PLUS

A program that partners volunteer music students with organizations to help those organizations with their musical activities or programs.

Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Monthly lectures on diverse topics related to the study and practice of archaeology and art history, including the preservation of cultural heritage, classical and Near Eastern archaeology, and underwater archaeology. The lectures are free and open to the public.

RODMAN HALL ART CENTRE EVENTS

Rodman Hall supports the development of artists and cultural workers in southern Ontario through the dissemination of contemporary art, the management of the region’s pre-eminent art collection, and the preservation of a significant historic house and gardens.

RODMAN HALL ART ART CENTRE PODCAST

Audiocasts focusing on the arts.

Business

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Business Matters Series

An annually held event, open to the public, featuring dynamic panelists discussing topics of interest in today’s business world.

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOODMAN

A podcast series featuring guest speakers from the Goodman School of Business

Terry O’Malley Lecture Series

An annually held lecture featuring some of the best marketing and business communicators from across North America. The lecture provides information about the field of marketing and advertising and the many opportunities available to students after they graduate.

Current issues

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CONVERSATION CAFÉS

Brock’s Community Learning hosts conversations in a public setting — where everyone is welcome to join. Conversations have a moderator who is responsible for the structure and flow of the discussion and a community guest to “get the ball rolling” by sharing his/her experience and knowledge on the question at hand. Conversations are free and open to the public.

Department of Political Science Events and Speaker Series

Politically focused events hosted by Brock’s Department of Political Science.

Niagara Community Observatory (NCO)

The NCO is a unit of Brock University that works in partnership with the Niagara community to foster, produce, and disseminate evidence-based research on current and emerging issues.

NIAGARA SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM

A daylong program of activities surrounding social justice issues, including workshops, performances, exhibits and information tables. The Forum is free and open to the public.

Podcast series: Consider This

Consider This is a podcast series that shares stories and research surrounding Niagara’s current and emerging issues across a variety of sectors.

Education

Sciences

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A unique program that links senior secondary school students to Brock mentors from various disciplines including Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Neuroscience, and Physics.  The program offers students the opportunity to pursue a real-life scientific investigation under the supervision of a faculty or staff member in a university laboratory environment.

LET’S TALK SCIENCE OUTREACH

A national, community-based program connecting educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for children as young as three years old and youth up to Grade 12. 

Outreach to Schools and Enrichment Programs

The Faculty of Mathematics & Science offers a number of outreach and enrichment programs to elementary and secondary school teachers, students, and parents.

SCIENTIFICALLY YOURS

A two day residential workshop designed to encourage young people in Grades 10 and 11 to continue their studies in the sciences and to pursue careers in science-related fields. It provides an opportunity for students to learn more about science in a university setting.

Wine

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CALIBRATE WITH CCOVI

Calibrate with CCOVI is a series of workshops designed to help the grape and wine industry ‘calibrate’ different aspects of their operations, including the accuracy of their equipment.

CCOVI LECTURE SERIES

The CCOVI Lecture Series features talks by CCOVI Fellows and Professional Affiliates about topics of importance to grape growers and winemakers.

NIAGARA WINE FESTIVAL WINE SEMINARS

The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University and the Dairy Farmers of Canada present “Educate your senses” wine and cheese seminars during the Niagara Wine Festival.

OTHER CCOVI WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

CCOVI offers a variety of workshops and seminars, live and online, for those interested in the grape and wine industry.

TRIGGS INTERNATIONAL PREMIUM VINIFERA LECTURE SERIES

A lecture series that attracts and showcases world leaders in the cultivation of premium vinifera grapes in Ontario and British Columbia.