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  • Bring on Spring Contest

    Brock International and the Brock Campus Store want to see how excited you are for Spring! We are giving away a prize pack valued at more than $120 filled with everything you need to prepare for the upcoming season.

    To enter, follow these simple steps:

    1. Follow @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore on Instagram.
    2. Find the contest post from March 19, 2019 on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page.
    3. Tag a friend in the comment section who’s ready for the warmer weather ahead.

    The grand prize include all the items outlined below:

    • Jacket (value $39.99)
    • Hat (value: $29.99)
    • T-shirt (value $14.99)
    • Water bottle (value $12.99)
    • Umbrella (value $24.99)

    A winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on March 25, 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 March 19, 2019 and 12 p.m. on March 25, 2019.
    3. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl and @BrockCampusStore on Instagram.
    4. Entrants must tag a friend in the comment section of the original Instagram post on March 19, 2019.
    5. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectionable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    6. The winner will be determined by random selection, so the more you enter the better your chances.
    7. There is no limit to the number of submissions but repeat entries will be disqualified.
    8. The winners will be announced on March 25 by 4 p.m.
    9. The winner of the contest is responsible for picking up their prize(s) at the International Centre located across from Brock University’s main campus.
    10. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
  • King Ubu – Theatrical Play Contest

    Win one of two pairs of tickets to see King Ubu at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

    Brock International has teamed up with Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts to give you a chance to win one of two FREE pair of tickets to the play King Ubu. Enter by following both Brock International and Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts on Facebook, and tagging a friend in the comments section of the post on Tuesday, March 5.

    Alfred Jarry’s controversial classic King Ubu will bring audiences face-to-face with the absurdity of modern life at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker Theatre. Presented by Brock’s Department of Dramatic Arts (DART), the show is an avant-garde and hilarious commentary on human folly and the dangers of unchecked political ambition.

    The production showcases the talents of students in the DART undergraduate program, including Ash McEachern, Avery Delaney, Chris Murillo, Emma McCormick, Jackson Wagner, Jasmine Case, Juan-Carlos Figueroa, Lauren Reid, Leah Eichler, Rachel Frederick, Samuel Donovan, Taylor Bogaert and Tsipporah Shendroff. Read the Brock News article for more details on the production.

    Showtimes:
    Friday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

    Location:
    Marilyn I. Walker Theatre
    Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
    Downtown St. Catharines.

    Please note: Transportation to and from the performance is not included.

     

    Entering is simple:

    1. Follow Brock International and Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts on Facebook
    2. Tag a friend you’d like to take to the performance in the comments section of the Facebook post on Tuesday, March 5
    3. Stay tuned to the Brock International Facebook page to see if you’ve won

    The winners will be announced on March 7th by 4 p.m, and will be able to choose a preferred showtime on March 8 or 9.

     

    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current students of Brock University
    2. Contest entries must be posted before Thursday March 7, 2019 at 12 p.m.
    3. All entrants must follow Brock International and Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts on Facebook
    4. Comments featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (profanity or objectionable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct)
    5. There is no limit to the number of submissions but repeat entries will be disqualified
    6. The winner will be determined through random selection
    7. The winner will be announced by Thursday March 7, 2019 at 4 p.m.
    8. The winner of the contest is responsible for picking up the tickets
    9. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or another social media platforms used throughout the contest
  • IRCC Youth Advisory Group (YAG)

    In Spring 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will launch a new Youth Advisory Group (YAG) to bring together a select group of students between the ages of 16 and 24 from across Canada to serve as a forum for engagement between youth and policy-makers on cross-cutting issues with respect to immigration, settlement and integration, citizenship, refugee affairs, and international issues.

    Benefits to participating:

    Beyond helping to ensure that student perspectives are considered in IRCC policy and programming, by participating on the YAG students will have the opportunity to:

    • Actively participate in discussions, activities, and brainstorming exercises.
    • Learn more about the federal government, including the policy process and cross-cutting immigration-related topics.
    • Develop their communication, analytical, and leadership skills.

    Application details:

    IRCC is inviting Brock University to nominate a maximum of two students from our community to apply to the YAG.To apply, please submit a 1 page (max) statement of interest explaining why you are interested and why you would be a good candidate to isa@brocku.ca The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at midnight.

    Students interested in applying, must confirm the following:

    • Currently live in Canada and be between the ages of 16 and 24 on November 19, 2018 (i.e., the date of the application deadline).
    • Nominees may self-identify as an immigrant, newcomer, refugee, naturalized citizen, or Canadian youth. Nominees do not need to have gone through the immigration system themselves, but should have direct experience with newcomers (e.g., mentoring a newcomer youth or providing services for youth).
    • Nominees should be students with leadership capacity who make positive change in their community, and who have an interest in engaging on policy and programming and learning more about the federal policy process.

    Nominees should also be aware of and comfortable with the roles and responsibilities of serving as a YAG member. In particular, nominees should be aware that:

    • Successful applicants will be invited to join the YAG for a two-year term.
    • The YAG will meet three to four times per year (one in-person meeting per year in Ottawa and two to three virtual meetings). Members will be expected to participate consistently in meetings.
    • Members will not be paid for their participation, but IRCC will cover expenses associated with travelling to and staying in Ottawa for in-person meetings.

    The selection process:

    Top applicants will be selected for phone interviews, which will be used to finalize the selection process. Successful candidates will then be invited to join the YAG.

    In selecting YAG members, IRCC will consider the strength of applicants’ responses to the online application form and during the phone interviews. In addition, IRCC will strive to balance interests in the settlement and integration, immigration (including international topics and international students), citizenship, and refugee sectors. Age, gender, diversity, regional representation, and representation from francophone communities will also be considered in the composition of the group.

  • Toronto Argonauts Instagram Contest

    Win a four-pack of tickets to a Toronto Argonauts football game at BMO Field.

    Experience a true Canadian pastime! The Canadian Football League (CFL) is one of the oldest professional sports leagues in North America, dating back to the late 1800’s. Enter this contest, and you could experience thrilling CFL action in the heart of downtown Toronto at BMO Field. The winner will receive a four-pack of tickets to the upcoming Toronto Argonauts game vs. the Montreal Alouettes on October 20th at 4 p.m.

    Please note: Transportation to and from the game is not included.

    Entering is simple:

    1. Caption the photo posted on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page on October 6, 2018 at noon
    2. Follow @BrockuIntl to see if you’ve won

    The winner will be announced on October 10th 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 October 6, 2018 at noon and October 9, 2018 by noon.
    3. Each participant can only submit one caption.
    4. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl.
    5. Captions featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (nudity, profanity or objectionable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
    6. Thew winner will be announced on the @BrockuIntl Instagram page on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.
    7. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest.
  • Exchange scholarship available at German institution

    Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Health Science – RheinAhrCampus in Remagen, Germany, has a scholarship opportunity for Brock University students interested in an Exchange program. The University is a small 3,000-student campus on the Rhine river that was awarded world heritage status by UNESCO for its beautiful scenery and architecture.

    Hannah Peter, a third-year Women’s and Gender Studies student from Niagara Falls, while on exchange in Remagen, Germany.

    Partner institution:

    Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Sciences – RheinAhrcampus

    Location:

    Remagen, Germany

    Start date and duration:

    Winter 2019 Semester (March – July, 2019)

    Details of Scholarship:

    • 820 Euros for return flight ticket
    • 800 Euros per month

    For more information about Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Health Sciences – RheinAhrCampus please click here.

     

    Brock Exchange program applications for Winter 2019 close on September 21, 2018. Click here to apply.

    Students interested in the opportunity should contact Jennifer Barton, Exchange & Study Abroad Advisor at exchanges@brocku.ca or x6102.

  • My Brock Summer Instagram Contest

    Share your summer experience for a chance to win an iPad Mini 4!

    Students from more than 100 countries call Brock their home away from home. They come from all corners of the world and represent unique cultures and ways of life.

    To celebrate this diversity, we’re asking ALL Brock University students to share their summer experience by posting a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #MyBrockSummer2018. Photos can be as simple as everyday life, visiting friends, and family, a summer vacation, a trip to your former high school, or an experience abroad. Creativity is encouraged, but photos must feature a Brock University branded item (shirt, sweater, hat, memorabilia, logo etc.)

    The top five (5) photos will be selected by a panel of judges, and then put to a popular vote with the total number of likes received determining the top three (3) photos, and ultimately the winner of the contest.

    Prizes, awarded to the top three photos, are outlined below:

    • First prize:  iPad Mini 4 (M.S.R.P. $529)
    • Second prize: Assortment of Brock University swag (M.S.R.P $100)
    • Third prize: $20 gift card to the campus store

    The contest entry deadline is 12 p.m. (noon) on August 20, 2018.

    For more information email: international@brocku.ca

    Official rules & regulations

    1. The contest is open to all current students of Brock University
    2. Contest entries must be posted between June 21 to August 20, 2018
    3. Photos must show Brock branded item (shirt, sweater, hat, memorabilia, logo etc.)
    4. Photos can take place anywhere in the world. They can be scenic views, action shots, or candid moments. Creativity is encouraged!
      1. For inspiration, consider some of the following ideas:
        1. Your summer vacation, life back at home, visiting friends and family, a trip to your former high school, an experience studying abroad etc.
    5. All entries must be posted on Instagram utilizing the hashtag #MyBrockSummer2018
    6. All entries must tag @BrockuIntl in their photos
    7. All entrants must follow @BrockuIntl
    8. Photos featuring illicit content will be disqualified from the contest (nudity, profanity or objectionable content as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct)
    9. There is no limit to the number of submissions but repeat entries will be disqualified
    10. By submitting your photos, you give Brock University permission to use them, along with your name and descriptions used, on all brocku.ca websites, social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and promotional material where they will be viewable for free by the general public
    11. The top five (5) photos will be determined by a panel of judges between August 20 and 26
    12. The five (5) photos will be put to a popular vote between August 27 at 4:00 p.m. and August 31 at 12:00 p.m.
    13. The top three (3) photos will be determined by popular vote, where the number of comments a photo receives on the finalists Instagram post will determine the rank of the top three (3) winners
    14. The winners will be announced during the Brock International Fall Open House on September 5
    15. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media platforms used throughout the contest
  • The 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Celebrate the World’s Biggest Sporting Event with Brock International

    DID YOU KNOW?

    • An estimated 265 million people (4% of the world’s population) participate in soccer
    • The World Cup is the most watched sporting event world wide, with approximately 3.6 Billion viewers

    LIVE GAMES ON THE BIG SCREEN

    June 14 to July 15
    In the International Centre, Global Commons (IC104)

    Snacks and drinks will be provided for each game (while supplies last)

    • Russia 🇷🇺 vs. Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 – June 14 at 11 a.m.
    • Portugal 🇵🇹 vs. Spain 🇪🇸 – June 15 at 2 p.m.
    • Argentina 🇦🇷 vs. Croatia 🇭🇷 – June 21 at 2 p.m.
    • South Korea 🇰🇷 vs. Germany 🇩🇪 – June 27 at 10 a.m.
    • Serbia 🇷🇸 vs. Brazil 🇧🇷 – June 27 at 2 p.m.
    • Round of 16 game – Colombia 🇨🇴  vs. England 🇬🇧󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 – July 3 at 2 p.m.
    • Semifinal game – France 🇫🇷 vs. Belgium 🇧🇪 – July 10 at 2 p.m.

    CO-ED OUTDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT

    July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Alumni Field
    Register as a group or individually by July 11 at noon!

    Join us on July 14 as Brock International Services hosts a co-ed soccer tournament from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alumni Field, located on Brock’s main campus. The entire Niagara community, regardless of level of experience, is encouraged to participate. You can sign-up as a team, or register as an individual and be placed on a mixed team. This will be a memorable opportunity to make new friends, engage in a physical activity and experience the spirited competition that makes soccer the most popular sport in the world.

    Event Details:

    • Entry is free, but donation of non-perishable food items is encouraged
      • Proceeds donated to BUSU Food Bank
    • Knockout-style (single-elimination) tournament
    • Maximum of 8 teams
    • Teams can have a maximum of 11 participants
    • Intramural rules
    • Each team must have at least 2 of each gender on field at all times
    • Games will be 20-minutes per half (with 5-minute intermission)
    • Games will be played on half-length field
    • Register as a group or individually
      • Groups can range from 2 – 11 participants
      • We will accommodate smaller group requests where possible
    • Water provided
    • BBQ / Snack Bar will be available for cash purchases
    • Prizes and commemorative medals awarded to the first-place team

    FIFA E-SPORTS VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

    In partnership with Brock E-Sports
    June 21 from 1 to 6 p.m.
    International Centre, Global Commons (IC104)
    Register by June 19 at noon!

    All Brock students are invited to the International Centre Global Commons (IC104) on June 21 to experience the thrill of soccer’s greatest event in the palm of your hand. EA Sports FIFA is a massively popular, multiplayer online video game first released in 1993. During this tournament, you’ll play as one of the 32 nations competing in the World Cup for a chance to win great prizes. Everyone, regardless of level of experience, is encouraged to participate as we look to crown the 2018 FIFA E-Sports Tournament Champion.

    Event Details:

    • Free to enter
    • Knockout-style (single-elimination) tournament
    • First place receives a $75 VISA Gift Card
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    Questions?
    Please contact Ehima Osazuwa, International Engagement Coordinator by email: eosazuwa@brocku.ca or by phone at 905 688 5550 x 4240.

  • IELP Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule

    New IELP students are invited to attend our Spring Orientation on Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8.

    It is very important that you, as a new student, come to our Spring Orientation to help you transition smoothly into Brock University. It is also a great way to meet new people and maximize your Brock experience!

    Monday, May 7
    10:00 a.m.  Registration (Global Commons – IC104)
    10:30 a.m.  Orientation (International Centre classrooms)
    11:00 a.m.  Campus Tours (Main Campus)
    12:00 p.m.  Lunch (Market Hall)
    1:00 p.m.  Placement Testing (AS204)

    Tuesday, May 8
    Niagara Falls Trip
    11:30 a.m.  Buses leave International Centre (Departing from the Global Commons – IC104)
    12:00 p.m.  Buses arrive at Hershey Chocolate World (Niagara Falls, ON.)
    3:45 p.m.  Buses depart Hershey Chocolate World (Niagara Falls, ON.)
    4:15 p.m.  Buses arrive at International Centre (St. Catharines, ON.)

  • Study Abroad at the National Taiwan University of Sport

    Experience the unique culture and nature of Taiwan. Through our short-term study abroad program, you could attend the National Taiwan University of Sport.

    Duration of programs available:
    May 21 – 4 June 4: Adventure Tourism
    July 3 to 26: Sport tourism experiencing Taiwan through cycling

    All classes are taught in English, and cover subjects such as Chinese martial arts, mountaineering and canyoneering. The programs allow the international students to explore the sport and leisure market in the Greater China region, interact with students from many other countries, and experience the unique culture and nature of Taiwan.

    Plus: The Brock University Tourism Studies Department will offer a TOUR 1000 (0.5) credit for participating in one of the programs.

    Interested students must apply through the Brock University Exchange and Study Abroad office by April 25 for consideration. To download the application, please click here.

    More details on the National Taiwan University of Sport can be found here.

  • Tax clinics available for international students

    Do you need help filing your 2018 income tax return? Not to worry! The Brock University Chinese Student and Scholar’s Association will be hosting several FREE tax clinics in the International Centre Global Commons (GLB-104).

    Join them Saturday’s starting March 2 to April 5 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Students can also visit local tax preparation clinics. A list of local tax clinics can be found below:

    For more information, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website here.

    Please note: the deadline to file your tax return is April 30, 2019.