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  • 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.
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  • 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:

  • Dream Exchange Contest

    Imagine yourself on the Exchange of a lifetime. Brock University and Brock International want to help make this a reality. Enter to win our Dream Exchange contest and you could win an Air Canada travel voucher valued at $500.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockUniversity and @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    2. Like the contest post on October 7, 2019 on the @BrockUniversity Instagram page.
    3. Tag a friend who you would want to do an International Exchange with.

    The grand prize includes:
    Air Canada Travel Voucher, value at more than $500 CAD.

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on October 10, 2019 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 7 a.m. on October 7 and 4 p.m. on October 9.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post from October 7.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockUniversity and @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    5. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    6. Entrants will receive 5 bonus entries for attending the International Mobility Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Hall.
    7. Entrants will receive a bonus entry if they add our original Instagram post to their stories.
      1. Please note that you must tag @BrockUniversity and @BrockuIntl and your account must be public and/or following @BrockuIntl to count.
    8. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on October 10, 2019 by noon on the @BrockUniversity and @BrockuIntl Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories.
    9. The winner will have until October 11, 2019 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockUniversity or @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    10. 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.
    11. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    12. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
  • Time for School Contest

    Enter to win our Time for School Contest! Brock University and Brock International want to see who’s having the time of their life on campus. One lucky winner will win our grand prize, an Apple Watch Series 3, valued at more than $400.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockUniversity and @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    2. Like the contest post on September 3, 2019 on the @BrockUniversity Instagram page.
    3. Tag a friend who is having the time of their life this week on campus.

    The grand prize includes:
    Apple Watch Series 3, value at more than $400 CAD.

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on September 6, 2019 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 7 a.m. on September 3 and 12 p.m. on September 6.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post from September 3.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockUniversity 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 our original Instagram post to their stories.
      1. Please note that you must tag @BrockUniversity 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 September 6, 2019 by 4 p.m. on the @BrockUniversity and @BrockuIntl Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories.
    8. The winner will have until September 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through direct message on the @BrockUniversity 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 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.
  • Back to School Contest

    Enter to win our Back to School Contest! Brock International and the Brock Campus Store want to see how excited you are for the upcoming school year. We are giving away a prize pack valued at more than $90 filled with essentials to get you started in September.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore on Instagram.
    2. Like the contest post on August 13, 2019 on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    3. Tag a friend who is as excited for school as you are in the comment section.

    The grand prize include all the items outlined below:

    • Brock University Champion Backpack – $59.99
    • Brock Badgers sport Water Bottle – $12.99
    • Red Brock Notebook – $9.99
    • Brock Badgers Lanyard – $6.49
    • Red Brock key Chain – $4.99

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on August 16, 2019 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 7 a.m. on August 13 and 12 p.m. on August 16.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post from August 13.
    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 our original Instagram post to their stories.
      1. Please note that you must tag @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore and your account must be public and/or following @BrockuIntl to count.
    7. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on August 16, 2019 by 4 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories.
    8. The winner will have until August 19, 2019 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.
    9. The winner of the contest will be responsible for picking up their prize(s) at the International Center 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.
  • Niagara Falls Adventure Contest

    Experience Niagara Falls! We want to give you a chance to experience the most popular attractions that Niagara has to offer, so we’re giving away two Classic Niagara Falls Adventure Passes, valued at more than $180!

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    2. Like the contest post on July 16, 2019 on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    3. Tag a friend you want to bring along with you in in the comment section.

    The Classic Niagara Falls Adventure Pass includes one-time admission to the attractions below, along with two days of access to the WEGO bus. You’ll also receive valuable bonus coupons for other experiences, including dining and shopping.

    One time pass includes:

    • Hornblower Niagara Cruises
    • Journey Behind the Falls
    • Niagara Fury
    • White Water Walk

    WEGO is a hop-on, hop-off bus transportation system that connects Niagara Parks tourist areas in the city.

    Please note that your pass is valid until November 3, 2019.

    To learn more about the Classic Niagara Adventure Pass.

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on July 19, 2019 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 7 a.m. on July 16 and 12 p.m. on July 19.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post from July 16.
    4. All entrants must follow @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 our original Instagram post to their stories. Please note that your account must be public and/or following @BrockuIntl on Instagram to count.
    7. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on July 19, 2019 by 4 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories.
    8. The winner will have until July 22 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through private message on the @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 Center 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). Before pick-up the winner must provide their full name and the name of their guest (these names are final and cannot be changed). Failure to do so will 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.
  • National Doughnut Day Contest

    They’re delicious, sold on almost every street corner and considered a symbol of national identity. In recognition of National Doughnut Day, we’re giving away one $50 gift card to Beechwood Doughnuts in St. Catharines.

    Niagara’s first and only 100% vegan doughnut shop, Beechwood is located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines. Since opening in January of 2015, they have rapidly increased in popularity and become a destination for local residents. The co-owner of the shop, Tayler Book (BA ’14), is also a proud Brock Alumna.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    2. Like the contest post on June 7, 2019 on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    3. Tag a friend and tell us what your favorite doughnut flavour is in the comment section.

    Grand prize:

    • 1 x $50 gift card to Beechwood Doughnuts in St. Catharines.

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on June 12, 2019 by 4 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 posted between 7 a.m. on June 7 and 12 p.m. on June 12.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend and leave their favourite doughnut flavour in the comment section of the original Instagram post on June 7.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    5. There is no limit to the number of entries but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    6. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on June 12, 2019 by 4 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories.
    7. The winner will have until June 13 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize and confirm next steps through private message on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner being selected.
    8. The winner of the contest will be responsible for picking up their prize(s) at the International Center located across from Brock University’s main campus. The winner may be required to show their Brock student/staff card to collect their prize.
    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.
  • Canadian Institute in Greece Schaus Internship Bursary

    Experience the ancient ruins of Greece dating back thousands of years.

    Brock University Undergraduate students interested in ancient art and archaeology, or classical languages and civilizations are encouraged to apply for the Schaus Internship Bursary (valued at $2,000 CAD).

    The selected student will carry out a three-month internship at the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG) located in Athens during the 2019-2020 academic year. While there, the student’s main responsibility will be to archive work in the CIG library but the internship also includes free access to archaeological sites and museums, reading rights to Greek and foreign libraries in Athens, and discounted accommodation at the CIG hostel.

    The deadline to apply is May 31, 2019. For more details, and application instructions please contact Dr. R. Angus K. Smith (Dept. of Classics).

     

    Responsibilities:

    • 25 hours / week
      • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. plus 5-hours of flexibility
    • Main responsibility includes archival work in the library of the Canadian Institute in Greece

     

    Compensation:

    • Bursary of $2,000 CAD
      • Half paid prior to start of the internship, and half paid upon satisfactory completion of one-month of the internship
    • Membership with CIG
    • Free access to archaeological sites and museums
    • Reading rights to Greek and foreign libraries in Athens
    • Discounted accommodation ($250/month) at the CIG hostel

     

    Application deadline:

    • May 31, 2019
  • Victoria Day Contest

    Brock International wants to see who’s excited for the long weekend! We’ve put together a #Brocku prize pack valued at more than $75 to get you ready for summer at the cottage, and on the beach.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    2. Like the contest post on May 9, 2019 on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    3. Tag a friend in the comment section who’s ready for the beach.

    The grand prize include all the items outlined below:

      • Brock Beach Towel (value $24.99)
    • Brock Hat (value: $24.99)
    • Brock Sport Water Bottle (value $12.99)
    • Sunglasses (value $11.99)

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on May 15, 2019 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 9 a.m. on May 9, 2019 and 12 p.m. on May 15, 2019.
    3. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post on May 9, 2019.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl on Instagram.
    5. There is no limit to the number of entries, but different friends must be tagged in each post.
    6. The winner will be determined through random selection and announced on May 15, 2019 by 4 p.m. on the @BrockuIntl Instagram Feed and Instagram Stories.
    7. The winner will have until May 16 at 4 p.m. to accept the prize, and confirm next steps through a private message on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. Failure to confirm will result in another winner will be selected.
    8. The winner of the contest will be responsible for picking up their prize(s) at the International Center located across from Brock University’s main campus.
    9. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectionable 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.
  • International Centre Global Commons Student Mural

    Background:

    On a daily basis, the International Centre Global Commons is used regularly by nearly 300 ESL students from around the world as a lounge, lunch room, and study space. The space is also a hub for Brock International events and activities, welcoming the entire Brock community to the International Centre each week. Events in the space can range from PowerPoint presentations, to live sporting events such as the World Cup, movie nights and social gatherings.

    Brock new Strategic Plan highlights the importance of internationalization and globalization in Universities’ reputation. International students, international exchanges of students and faculty, international research and creative partnerships facilitate a university having direct engagement at the global level

    Project outline:

    • Creating an artistic mural for the International Centre Global Commons to replace the Canada 150 Wall (pictured above)
    • Dimensions: 187 inches wide by 115 inches tall
    • Medium: Open to different formats
    • Artist may choose to produce scaled down version that could be scanned in, enhanced, and printed as a vinyl wall graphic

    Audience:

    • The entire Brock community comprising faculty, staff, and students from more than 100 countries around the world
    • More directly, nearly 300 ESL students from around the world (per-dominantly China, Japan, Korea)

    Communication objectives:

    • How does the mural reflect equality, Brock’s diverse international community and incorporate Canadian culture?
    • How does the mural enhance the student experience and reflect the day-to-day use of the space?
    • How does the mural reflect the importance of internationalization, globalization (as mentioned in Brock’s Strategic plan)

    Creative considerations:

    • Several examples of diverse/cultural murals are provided below
    • Designs that create ‘Instagrammable’ moments, and encourage students to take photos in front of the wall will be strongly considered

    Creative mandatories:

    • Design must feel inclusive to more than 100 countries represented on campus
    • No use of multiple languages (ex. ‘Welcome’ graphic in multiple languages found in the Ian Beddis Gym or at the entrance of Sean O’Sullivan Theatre)

    Timeline for completion:

    • April 23: RRP is published
    • May 17: RFP closes
    • May 29: Committee meets to review
    • June 3 Winner announced
    • June 10: Artists provides final design based on committee feedback
    • June 17: Production begins
    • July 6: Production ends

    Compensation:

    • The selected artist will be awarded $1,000 for completing the project
    • Brock International will cover the cost of supplies & installation
    • Student must provide approx. cost of supplies needed to execute the mural 

    Length of installation:

    • Up to 5 years

    Restrictions:

    • Must be a current, full-time Brock University student to apply

    Submission instructions:

    • For the purposes of the RFP, artists are asked to submit a scaled down version of their design (15.58 x 9.58 inches)
    • Artists can send in a scan of their design via email to mmorrison2@brocku.ca or deliver in person to:
      • Brock University – International Centre
        1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
        St. Catharines, ON.
        L2S 3A1
        Location – 2nd Floor Welcome Desk
        Attn: Mike Morrison

    Deadline to apply:

    • May 17, 2019

    Appendix:

    Below are creative examples found around the world that represent culture/diversity:

     

    Cover of Brock University Strategic Plan

    World Cup Mural in Brazil

    Tallest mural in Ottawa

    Kits Wings – Vancouver