Swipe your student cards during drop-In hours and earn credit in the Innovation or Personal Growth domain in the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC).
Students who swipe when attending a workshops in the Makerspace can have it noted on your Experience Plus transcript AND you will earn credit in the Innovation or Personal Growth domain of the CWC.
Experience Plus is Brock’s official co-curricular transcript that tracks students’ on-campus jobs, volunteer placements, professional development and workshops. It acts much like an academic transcript, recording all the co-curricular experiences a student has in those categories. It is offered out of Career Education.
What is Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum
In the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum students are working towards completing a number of items within domains, in order to achieve their Certificate of Engagement. Once they have completed items, the system no longer tracks their activity or experiences – it acts more like the checklist.
Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills, nurtured by a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation. This space gives the Brock community hands-on access to emerging technologies and provides a space for all to play, learn and invent.
The Makerspace is located in Brock University’s Library at the St. Catharines campus. The entrance to the Makerspace is room 211 on the main floor right elevators. We’re open 10- 4 on weekdays to the Brock community.
To book a tour contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no cost to use the equipment in the space so in return we ask you share your work on social media via photos or blog post. Tag us on social media i.e. Twitter, Instagram, with #brockmakerspace #brocklibmakes, or you can write a short testimonial to be featured on our blog.
You can use any of the material in the space, for a full list of the hardware and software in the space see equipment descriptions. You can also use your own materials, just check with us first to make sure they are suitable for the machine you intend to use.
Makerspaces are DIY workshops, so you will be responsible for manufacturing your model yourself during our operating hours and we’ll help guide you through the process.
Commercial projects and longer printing jobs are better done elsewhere than in our Makerspace with limited capacity and the ‘share your work’ principle. Check out BioLinc or the IRC for other printing needs.
We encourage creativity however the Makerspace does not allow the production of weapons, objects with sexual nature or anything that conflicts with the Brock Human Ethics code.
For first time users we recommend to visit ExperienceBU and join the Library Makerspace organization and reserve a workshop on the topic of interest. For the following visits, once we’ve seen you can handle the printing process without too much assistance, if the 3D printer is not occupied you can make use of it.
We are open Monday to Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.