Other services

There are many Brock services available for Graduate Students – see link to Faculty of Graduate Studies for a full list. Some of services provided exclusively to Graduate Students are listed below:

The University Ombudsperson is a confidential, independent and impartial service for students, faculty, staff, prospective students and persons connected to Brock University. The Ombudsperson can support people who have complaints or concerns by providing resources and advice, facilitating communication, assisting with informal problem solving, assisting with appeal procedures and investigating concerns. When appropriate, the Ombudsperson may also make recommendations on changes to University policies or procedures.  https://brocku.ca/ombuds/

Brock Students automatically receive a “Basic” gym membership, which includes access to the aquatic centre, the gymnasia, track, squash and tennis courts. Registered Graduate students also have access to the “Zone” Fitness Centre, including use of all cardio and weight equipment, fitness classes and spinning classes.

As well, grad students are entitled to an orientation to the Zone session with a certified personal trainer. This is booked in advance at the desk in the Zone. To access the Zone, please show your Brock University Student ID card at the Cage to get an identifying wristband each time you use the Zone.

For more information and hours see please visit the Recreation website.

From resources such as Journal article databases and copying & printing services; to research assistance such as RACER Interlibrary Loan Service; the library has it! Every program has a dedicated librarian to assist – check for the Liaison Librarian for your program. Check out the new “MakerSpace”!

New – The Personal Librarian program is designed to introduce students entering Brock University to the many resources, tools and services available through the Library. Students in select programs will be contacted by their personal librarian occasionally throughout the year.

They also have a new study space designed exclusively for graduate students on the 6th floor of the Library. This research and study space includes 22 large study carrels and 2 computer workstations, accessible by a keypad code (provided to graduate students by email). There is also a bookable meeting/presentation room for up to 10 people.

The Brock Library is making it easier for the Brock community to complete assignments and conduct research wherever they are located.  A new scan-and-deliver service takes requests for articles from print journals and chapters from print books and delivers them to emails as PDF scans. The service is available free of charge to current Brock students, staff and faculty members. Scans are guaranteed to be delivered within two business days. See Brock News story at https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2019/04/new-scan-and-deliver-service-available-through-brock-library/

Visit their website to see a full list of resources available to graduate students.

As the leading provider of group home and car insurance, TD understands how important it is to save wherever you can. As a Brock graduate student, you can benefit from special privileges, such as preferred group rates, enhanced coverage and flexible limits, through an exclusive group insurance program through TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

You will benefit from a wide range of products and services to cover all of your automobile, home, and travel needs. Request a free, no-obligation online quote today. For more details, visit the website or call (toll-free) 1-866-258-3036.  Make sure that you identify yourself as a “Current Brock Graduate Student”. If you are a Brock Alumni, please request your Alumni Card first, and check out other discounts that are available to you.

Follow these steps to make getting to school easy:
  • Get a GO approved Student ID card through GO Transit or at your school
  • Pick up a re-loadable PRESTO card wherever you buy GO tickets
  • Set up your PRESTO card for Student Fares and save at least 18%*
  • Sign up for On the GO alerts to get all the service updates
  • Make sure you always have enough money on your PRESTO card to get where you need to go

Remember to always travel with your GO-issued student ID!

For all students, a separate PRESTO card with the student concession is required to benefit from the GO Transit student fare discount. The GO Transit Student ID is only considered valid student identification when traveling with a student discount fare using PRESTO.


Registered full-time students  may apply for an electronic GO Transit-issued Student ID using the online application. Please ensure you are fully registered/enrolled at your institution before applying for a GO Transit Student ID.

The GO Transit Student ID webpage

Luxart Studios will be on campus throughout the year taking grad photos. To make your grad photo appointment please go to the Brock Grads website. Dates are posted online as the year progresses.

Check the Brock webpage for information on local attractions, shopping, entertainment and community events.

All research and teaching that involves the inclusion of human subjects, animal care, radiation, biohazardous material, and field safety as described below must comply with Brock University’s Policies and Procedures.   Read More

Brock Off-Campus Living (OCL) offers housing information to students, landlords, and residents, as well as resources for finding accommodations, landlord/tenant issues, neighborhood relations, and help mediating housemate conflicts. Brock OCL hosts a free listing service for students to find rental properties and post advertisements for sublets/housemates which can be found by visiting brockocl.ca. More information about off-campus living resources and supports can be found by visiting the Student Life Involvement Commons in MCA 204, or online at https://brocku.ca/student-life/off-campus-living/.