Brock facts

Opened: 1964
The idea of a university in Niagara began to take hold with the initial efforts of the Allanburg Women’s Institute in 1957. By 1964, the University held its first classes in a local church and a former refrigerator factory.

Location: St. Catharines, Ontario. Canada
St. Catharines is a vibrant city of 132,000 people located in one of the most historic parts of Canada — the Niagara region.

Student population: 19,000+
Our school feels small enough to be intimate but big enough to be world-class and in-demand.

Alumni: 100,000+
More than 100,000 graduates have walked across the Convocation stage over the past half a century.

Programs: 130+
Brock University offers more than 70 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs in seven Faculties.

Faculty members: 600
Our faculty includes twelve 3M Teaching Fellowship award winners and 8 Canada Research Chairs.

Employment: 6,000
There are approximately 6,000 full- and part-time employees working at Brock.

Residences: Seven
Our residences have nearly 2,500 beds and offer an incredible way to live in Niagara. We offer rooms and meal plans to meet student needs.

Awards and bursaries: $11.6 million
Each year, more than $11 million in awards and bursaries are made available to students through a wide variety of initiatives.

Current projects

Goodman School of Business Expansion

In April 2015, the Ontario Government pledged $10 million toward a new home for the Goodman School of Business. The project is expected to cost approximately $22 million with a large portion funded through the transformational gift from the Goodman Family Foundation in 2012.

The project will add almost 29,000 square feet of new space, improve existing space, and allow Goodman to enrol 200 additional students.

Rankin Family Pavilion

When it opens in April 2018, the Rankin Family Pavilion will give a striking new look to the iconic Schmon Tower. The two-storey innovation complex will provide students with the space to experience and experiment with entrepreneurship and will add a strategic asset within Niagara’s innovation ecosystem that supports a greater number of research and development partnerships between Brock and Niagara’s businesses and social organizations.

The Rankin Family Pavilion’s contemporary design will convert the existing open-air pedestrian mall into a modern, 41,000-square-foot innovation centre that places research, commercialization, entrepreneurship and innovation at the entranceway to the University.

The Rankin Family Pavilion is a $19-million project partially funded through the federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.