Brock Lifespan Centre – Youth Engagement Committee Application

Thank you for your interest in the Brock Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee, or as we call it the B-YEC. This webpage has everything that you will need to apply for the committee.

If you have any questions throughout this process, please feel free to contact Carly Magnacca at

What is the B-YEC?

Brock University’s Lifespan Centre has a Youth Committee that helps to advise on youth-focused research happening at our research centre ( The B-YEC is made up of Niagara Region youth, aged 14 to 24, who assist the Lifespan Centre team in developing research ideas, keep the team informed about important matters affecting the health and happiness of youth in the Niagara Region, and provide a youth voice at various events. We are currently looking to add new members to the B-YEC.

B-YEC members will get an opportunity to be a part of exciting research on youth, gain valuable volunteer and professional leadership experience for a resume, and receive opportunities for other incentives.

B-YEC members will need to come to Brock a few times a year to meet with the rest of the committee and talk about research. These meetings will likely last from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be held on a week night. We also will send emails throughout the year to check-in, ask questions and talk about next steps.

Who can apply for the B-YEC?

The B-YEC is looking for youth members who:

  • Are between the ages of 14 and 24
  • Are residents of the Niagara Region
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in issues surrounding youth well-being
  • Are willing to commit time to the activities of B-YEC, including meeting in person or via phone or online a minimum of 3 to 5 times a year and responding via email
  • Are willing to serve a 1-year term on the B-YEC
  • Have submitted a completed B-YEC application package

How do I apply for the B-YEC?

It’s simple! Just fill out the the questions at the bottom of this page and hit submit!


We will be reviewing the applications in early 2020 and will be contacting the successful members ASAP to arrange a time to meet.

Thank you again for your interest and we hope to see you soon at Brock!

B-YEC APPLICATION (Please be sure to fill out all information as accurately and completely as possible):

Brock Lifespan Centre – Youth Engagement Committee Application

  • Section 1: Please provide us with the below information.
  • Section 2: Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our Brock Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee (B-YEC), in order to complete your application please respond to the following questions. Answers to each individual question should not exceed 4-5 sentences in length. Please note that it is not necessary that you have previous youth engagement and/or community experience to apply for the committee, so just answer the following questions as best you can.