This exciting initiative importantly bridges the operating and academic constituents concerned with Sustainability at Brock. It will provide real benefits to the Brock University community by leveraging the resources, capacities, and talents of both internal units to address environmental sustainability issues and initiatives on campus.
The Brock University Project Charter is initially set to last five years. Among some of the more specific targets the two sides are working toward are:
- Conduct a needs assessment within the first year of operation, which identifies priorities, proposed activities and objectives to be achieved with the first five years
- Hold public events each year pertaining to knowledge mobilization and/or community engagement
- Engage graduate and undergraduate students in campus sustainability issues and initiatives through co-operative education, course projects, and independent research (i.e. MRP/thesis); initiate research projects by Faculty
- Explore and pursue mutually beneficial opportunities of shared interest such as grant proposals, community forums, etc.
- Promote Sustainability at Brock within the greater Brock University community and develop networks locally, nationally and internationally
Current Team Members
Jasper Fisher is undergoing his third year of a Psychology/Neuroscience Bachelor’s degree with a minor in Gender Studies, and is a Co-op student with the ESRC. His main research interests are in the fields of behavioural and environmental neuroscience, as well as neuroendocrinology focussing on psychological gendered behaviours and mental illness. His interest in environmental neuroscience led him to an involvement with the ESRC, through which sustainability can be studied through a transdisciplinary lens.
Current Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Political Science Co=Sop Student
Noah is a third-year political science student, working as a Communications and Events Assistant for the ESRC. He is interested in increasing community awareness of and engagement with Environmental Sustainability, both on a collective and personal level.
Past Team Members
Current Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op student at the Goodman School of Business
Shanen is a fourth year business student, working as a Communications Assistant for the ESRC. She is interested in strategic planning and management, and looking to find new, innovative ways to contribute to Environmental Sustainability on a personal level, as well as collectively for the Brock community.
Current Bachelor of Public Health candidate with a minor in Environmental Sustainability at Brock University
Kaitlin will be in her fourth and final year of her Bachelor of Public Health degree in the fall. Kaitlin is interested in the intersection between global health and the environment, and the impact human activity can have towards environmental and health outcomes. She is excited to be joining the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre as a Communications Assistant this summer, to help drive movement towards a more sustainable Brock.
Current Master of Sustainability candidate in the thesis stream under the supervision of Dr. Liette Vasseur.
Meredith completed her BSc in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in biology from the University of Calgary. She worked as an Environmental Scientist at a consulting firm in Calgary, Alberta for five years before moving to St. Catharines. Meredith is excited about the opportunity to increase communications of sustainability initiatives at Brock University and help create measurable, achievable sustainability goals for the Brock campus through the Brock University Project Charter.
Incoming Master of Sustainability student (Fall 2018) under the supervision of Ryan Plummer.
Shelby completed her BAS in Arts and Sciences, with minors in political studies and environmental science from Trent University. Shelby is excited to be joining the ESRC for the summer as the Special Projects Assistant. She is looking forward to working towards positive, meaningful change on campus through the Brock University Project Charter.
Current Master of Sustainability student (Fall 2018) under the supervision of Todd Green.
Connor graduated from Western University with a BA (Hons.) in Political Science. He is interested in the attitude-behaviour gap in pro-environmental behaviour both on campus and abroad. Connor is working with the ESRC on the Brock University Project Charter, helping to promote our social media accounts and create new ideas for sustainability efforts on campus.
In the News
October 17, 2018: “Finding the green in our own backyard”
October 9, 2018: “Have an old textbook you can’t sell? Donate it instead!”
September 27, 2018: “Summer Wrap-Up: My last week with the ESRC”
September 25, 2018: “Reflections on my summer at the ESRC”
July 25, 2018: “Checking out the Cogeneration Plant at Brock”
July 16, 2018: “Farmers’ Market at Jubilee Court”
June 28, 2018: “Waste Not, Worry Not – Brock’s Got it Covered”
June 21, 2018: “Walking trails located around Brock University!”
June 15, 2018: “Milestones achieved by Facilities Management at Brock!”
June 7, 2018: “Ready, Set, Charge!”
June 1, 2018: “Sustainability Committee Workshop”