Brock University and HOPA Ports (Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority) formalized their partnership by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding during a virtual event in January 2021.
The agreement will see Brock and HOPA Ports work together to provide experiential learning opportunities, including co-op placements, and to pursue research collaborations that support marine and industry needs.
“The partnership will cross several academic disciplines, involving students from a number of Faculties and departments across the University and providing them unique learning opportunities related to the marine sector. As Brock continues to expand its reach and programming to include engineering, HOPA Ports will offer valuable industry insight that will benefit students throughout their educational journey, and in their transition into the workforce following graduation.”
Brock Provost and Vice-President, Academic
“As HOPA Ports expands into the Niagara region, we are excited to formalize our partnership with Brock University — a truly progressive, innovative and eminent local leader. We intend to create a bridge between academia and the sectors we support in the marine industry. Brock’s programs with a focus on business, humanities, environmental sustainability and engineering will be key to celebrating Niagara’s unique marine history and helping us carry it forward into future success.”
President and CEO of HOPA Ports