Articles by author: Mike Morrison

  • New Years Resolution Contest

    Brock International has partnered with the Brock University Campus Store to give away $125 gift cards.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore on Instagram
    2. Like the contest post on January 4, 2021 on the @BrockuIntl Instagram Page
    3. Make a New Year’s Resolution and tag two friends you want to join you
    4. BONUS ENTRY: share the post on the @BrockuIntl Instagram Page and tag @BrockuIntl

    The winner, selected at random from all qualifying entries, will receive $125 gift card to the Brock University Campus Store.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be posted between 8 a.m. on January 4 and 12 p.m. on January 15.
    3. Entrants must make a New Year’s Resolution and tag two friends they want to join them in the comment section of the original Instagram post from January 4.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore on Instagram.
    5. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    6. Entrants will receive a bonus entry if they add the original @BrockuIntl Instagram post to their stories.
      • Please note that you must tag @BrockuIntl and your account must be public and/or following @BrockuIntl to count.
    7. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on January 15 by 4 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore Instagram Stories.
    8. The winner will have until January 22 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    9. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    10. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
    Categories: Contest

  • Holiday Bake-Off

    The search for the greatest holiday baker at Brock begins Dec. 3. Show off your family’s festive traditions and fantastic baking skills by entering your sweet holiday treat into the Brock Bake-Off.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram
    2. Take a photo of yourself with your holiday treat
    3. Direct message the photo, along with your name, ingredients & a recipe to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account

    Deadline to enter: Monday, Dec. 7 at 12 noon (EST).

    Prizes include:
    1st place
    $75 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    2nd place
    $50 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    3rd place
    $25 Skip the Dishes Gift Card

    The top four (4) entries will be put to popular vote between Monday, December 7 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, December 9 at 12 p.m.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current faculty, staff and students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be received between 4 p.m. on December 3 and 12 p.m. on December 7.
    3. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    4. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    5. The top four entries will be determined by a select group of judges from Brock University.
    6. The top 3 finalists will be determined by popular vote between Monday, December 7 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, December 9 at 12 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    7. The winner will have until December 16, 2020 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    8. Entries featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    9. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
    Categories: Contest

  • A Spook-tacular Halloween Costume Contest

    Hosted by Brock International

    You’re invited to participate in Brock University’s spookiest contest of the year: The Halloween Costume Contest! Snap a photo in your Halloween costume and direct message it to @BrockuIntl on Instagram. Your costume will then be judged for both creativity and originality, with the top nine (9) entries put to popular vote starting Monday, November 2 at 12 p.m. The three (3) entries with the most votes will win a total of $150 in Skip the Dishes gift cards.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram
    2. Snap a photo in your Halloween costume
    3. Direct message your photo to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account along with your name, program of study and home country.

    Prizes include:
    1st place
    $75 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    2nd place
    $50 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    3rd place
    $25 Skip the Dishes Gift Card

    The top nine (9) entries will be put to popular vote between Monday, November 2 at 12 p.m. and Wednesday, November 4 at 12 p.m.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current faculty, staff and students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be received between 8 a.m. on October 29 and 8 a.m. on November 2.
    3. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    4. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    5. The top 9 costumes will be determined by a select group of judges from Brock University.
    6. The top 3 finalists will be determined by popular vote between Monday, November 2 at 12 p.m. and Wednesday, November 4 at 12 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page
    7. The winner will have until November 11, 2020 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    8. Costumes reinforcing harmful stereotypes around race, gender, ability, culture and mental health or other illicit content will be disqualified from the contest.
    9. Students must abide by rules and regulations within the Student Code of Conduct and/or the guidelines included in the Halloween Costume Protocol, as outlined by BUSU.
    10. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
    Categories: Contest

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  • Self-Isolation Bake-Off

    Food is an expression of cultural identity. A historical reflection of local ingredients, customs and traditions past down from generations of people around the world. To celebrate, we want you to create a delicious dessert using only what you have in the pantry, fridge or freezer. Submit your creation by including a photo, along with a name, ingredients & a recipe by direct messaging it to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram
    2. Take a photo of your creation
    3. Direct message the photo, along with a name, ingredients & a recipe to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account

    Prizes include:
    1st place
    $50 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    2nd place
    $30 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    3rd place
    $20 Skip the Dishes Gift Card

    The top four (4) entries will be put to popular vote between Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, June 3 at 12 p.m.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current faculty, staff and students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be received between 8 a.m. on May 29 and 12 p.m. on June 1.
    3. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    4. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    5. The winner will be determined by popular vote between Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, June 3 at 12 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    6. The winner will have until June 5, 2020 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    7. Entries featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    8. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
    Categories: Contest

  • Important Updates for Brock International Students

    Accomdoations

    Students should refer to the Brock Off-Campus Living website for finding off-campus rental accommodations while at Brock. When connecting with landlords, it is recommended to inquire about their willingness to provide lease flexibility and shorter-term accommodations that suit this unique environment of COVID-19.

    If students have questions about living off-campus, the OCL website, or would like to book an in- person appointment to talk through options with OCL staff, please email ocl@brocku.ca. Please note that they are operating remotely, and appointments will be scheduled via phone or video.

    If students have further questions about on campus accommodation, please email res@brocku.ca.

    Please refer to the main Brock website for a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19.


    Financial Support

    Brock University recently launched a COVID-19 Student Emergency Bursary to assist students with the financial implication of COVID-19. The bursaries will be used to provide short-term emergency financial aid for both graduate and undergraduate students who have experienced a demonstrated financial loss due to the pandemic.

    More information on this bursary and how to apply can be found here.

    International students who meet the eligibility criteria laid out for either the Employment Insurance (EI) program, or the new Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program, may qualify to receive these financial supports. International students who are currently in Canada, who have worked the minimum number of hours and who meet the minimum income threshold can apply to these programs. Applications for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit are currently being accepted. Information on how to get to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is available online.

    Categories: COVID-19

  • Brock’s Got Talent Contest

    Everyone has a hidden talent. This week we want you to share it with the world! Record yourself performing hidden talent and direct message it to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. You can choose to sing, dance, perform a comedy routine. The possibilities are endless. The top nine (9) entries will be put to popular vote starting Friday, April 3 to declare the winner.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram
    2. Record yourself performing your hidden talent

      1. Practice social distancing. If you’re performing your act with a partner, please ensure it’s someone you live with and you stay 6 feet apart.
    3. Direct message the video to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account

    Prizes include:
    1st place
    $75 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    2nd place
    $50 Skip the Dishes Gift Card
    3rd place
    $25 Skip the Dishes Gift Card

    The top nine (9) entries will be put to popular vote between Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. and Monday, April 6 at 9 a.m.

    Please note:
    If you’re performing your act with a partner, please ensure it’s someone you live with and you stay 6 feet apart.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current faculty, staff and students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be received between 4 p.m. on March 30 and 11:59 p.m. on April 2.
    3. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    4. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    5. The winner will be determined by popular vote between Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. and Monday, April 6 at 9 a.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    6. The winner will have until April 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    7. Entries featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    8. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
    Categories: Contest

  • TikTok Dance Battle

    Looking for something fun to do this week? Record yourself doing the same #TikTok dance as Aiden, our International Student Ambassador from Vietnam, and direct message it to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. The top four entries will be put to popular vote on Friday, March 27 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram
    2. Record yourself doing the same #TikTok dance as Aiden, our International Student Ambassador from Vietnam
      1. Practice social distancing. You can perform this video alone. If you’re picking a partner, please ensure it’s someone you live with and you stay 6 feet apart.
    3. Direct message the video to the @BrockuIntl Instagram account

    Prizes include:
    1st place
    2-month Netflix or Disney+ subscription (valued at $30 CAD)
    2nd-place
    1-month Netflix or Disney+ subscription (valued at $15 CAD)

    The top four entries will be put to popular vote on Friday, March 27 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Please note:
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    ou can perform this dance by yourself. If you’re picking a partner, please exercise social distancing or ensure it’s someone you live with.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current faculty, staff and students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be received between 4 p.m. on March 23 and 12 p.m. on March 26.
    3. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    4. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    5. The winner will be determined by popular vote on Friday March 27, 2020 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on thed @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    6. The winner will have until March 30, 2020 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    7. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    8. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.

    TikTok Dance Tutorial:

    Categories: Contest

  • Toronto Raptors Ticket Giveaway

    Brock International has partnered with BUSU to give away two tickets to the Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics on March 20 (valued at $400 CAD)

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl and @BrockBUSU on Instagram
    2. Like the contest post on February 24, 2020 on the @BrockBUSU Instagram Page
    3. Tag a friend that you want to bring to the game
    4. BONUS ENTRY: share the post on @BrockBUSU Instagram page and tag @BrockuIntl

    The grand prize includes:
    Two (2) tickets to the Toronto Raptors Game on March 20 vs. the Boston Celtics (valued at $400 CAD)

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on February 27, 2020 by 4 p.m.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be posted between 8 a.m. on February 24 and 12 p.m. on February 27.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post from February 24.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockBUSU and @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    5. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    6. Entrants will receive a bonus entry if they add the original @BrockBUSU Instagram post to their stories.
      1. Please note that you must tag @BrockuIntl and your account must be public and/or following @BrockuIntl to count.
    7. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on February 27, 2020 by 4 p.m. on the @BrockBUSU and @BrockuIntl Instagram Stories.
    8. The winner will have until March 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockBUSU or @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    9. The winner of the contest will be responsible for picking up the tickets  at the BUSU office no Brock University’s main campus. The winner may be required to show their Brock student card to collect their prize.
      1. The winner has two-weeks to pick up their prize(s), failure to do so may result in another winner being selected.
    10. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    11. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
    Categories: Contest

  • International Week Contest

    We want to ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime during Brock’s International Week. The event is held bi-annually to celebrate Brock’s diverse international student population.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl and @BrockuStudentLife on Instagram
    2. Like the contest post on January 31, 2020 on the @BrockuStudentLife Instagram Page
    3. Tag a friend that you want to bring to an International Week event (listed on ExperienceBU)
    4. BONUS ENTRY: share the post on Student Life’s Instagram page and tag @BrockuStudentLife and @BrockuIntl

    The grand prize includes:
    $100 VISA gift card.

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on February 3, 2020 by 12 p.m.


    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current students of Brock University.
    2. Contest entries must be posted between 8 a.m. on January 31 and 12 p.m. on February 3.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post from January 31.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockuStudentLife and @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    5. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    6. Entrants will receive a bonus entry if they add the original Student Life Instagram post to their stories.
      1. Please note that you must tag @BrockuStudentLife and @BrockuIntl and your account must be public and/or following @BrockuIntl to count.
    7. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on February 3, 2020 by noon on the @BrockuStudentLife and @BrockuIntl Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories.
    8. The winner will have until February 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockuStudentLife and @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    9. The winner of the contest will be responsible for picking up their prize(s) at the International Centre located across from Brock University’s main campus. The winner may be required to show their Brock student card to collect their prize.
      1. The winner has two-weeks to pick up their prize(s), failure to do so may result in another winner being selected.
    10. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    11. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.

    Discover all of the events hosted by Brock International Services during International Week!

    Click on the event image below for more information: