• PhD Defence – Bob Rigas – Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Bob Rigas, a PhD candidate in Educational Studies, will defend his thesis titled “Trends Shaping Education and Innovative Learning Elements: A Discourse Analysis of OECD CERI Projects” on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The defence will take place virtually.

    The examination committee members are Renee Kuchapski, Supervisor; Robert McGray and Glen Rideout (University of Windsor), Advisory Committee; Wendy Poole, External Examiner (University of British Columbia); Andrew Pendakis, Internal Examiner and Brian Roy, Chair.

    Categories: Doctoral Thesis Defences

  • PhD Defence – Yana Berardini – Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    Yana Berardini, a PhD candidate in Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis titled “A glimpse into self-compassion among Canadian youth with or without a caregiving role.” on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The defence will take place virtually.


    The examination committee members are Heather Chalmers, Supervisor; Danielle Molnar and Heather Ramey, Advisory Committee; Tricia van Rhijn, External Examiner (University of Guelph); Priscilla Burnham Riosa, Internal Examiner and Brian Roy, Chair.

    Categories: Doctoral Thesis Defences

  • OpenCon 2018: Empowering the Next Generation to Advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data

    Are you a graduate student interested in learning more about Open Access, Open Education and Open Data? Would you like to take part in an international conference (Toronto, Nov. 2-4) and community dedicated to advancing all things open?

    One Brock Library OpenCon Scholarship will be awarded to cover the cost of conference registration, accommodation and transportation to Toronto. In return, we’ll ask the selected recipient to share the knowledge they gain at OpenCon with the Brock community through activities such as providing a brief report and participating in open-oriented outreach on campus.

    The scholarship is open to graduate students – Master’s or Doctoral – currently registered at Brock. Apply by completing this form before the deadline of August 22 at 12 pm. The Library is offering this scholarship to support professional development for Brock graduate students and to reflect its commitment to transforming the mechanisms of scholarly communication.

    Questions? Contact Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at or Jennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian, at

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  • Five steps to finding an industry partner

    You know your research is industry-relevant. You know that Mitacs programs can support industry-academia collaborations. But you may not know where to find a partner for your research.

    We asked Jean-Philippe (JP) Valois, a Mitacs Business Development representative based in Montreal, for advice. He works with hundreds of grad students, postdocs, professors, and companies, all looking to collaborate on innovative research in their fields. JP provided five steps to help you identify the right companies to contact and how to reach out successfully.

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  • Tell me your career story

    When you have devoted years to specializing within an academic field, it can be mind-boggling to you and the people in your life if you consider a change. You might be worried that employers, too, will be confused by your desire for something different. A good career story will go a long way to reassuring people — including you.

    A career story is not fiction or a marketing pitch. Instead, it’s a true description of your career path that draws connections between what you’ve done in the past, and what you are considering for the future.

    It also highlights those connections with a specific audience in mind: whomever you’re speaking with. In other words, you never have just one career story. That’s good news, since many of us feel that our only story sounds something like this: “I’ve dedicated years to an educational path that I might not pursue. As far as I know, though, all I can do is write, research and teach.”

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