Media releases

  • Sandbox Theatre performance to explore the state of today’s world

    MEDIA RELEASE: 12 April 2021 – R0045

    Brock University’s fourth-year Dramatic Arts (DART) student company, Sandbox Theatre, is exploring the cyclical nature of life, repetition of struggles for justice and the resilience of young people in a timely new online production entitled Ouroboros.

    The show runs Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. as livestreamed performances on the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) YouTube channel. The performances are free to view, but registration is required via Brock University Tickets to reserve a viewing spot.

    A presentation by DART 4F56 Advanced Studies in Theatre students, Ouroboros is a thought-provoking multimedia performance that brings together a range of perspectives and revelations about the manifestation of power in today’s society.

    This virtual production is created, produced and performed by DART graduating students under the direction of guest Instructor Lisa Marie DiLiberto of Theatre Direct. Created through devised collaboration and directed by DART student Sid Malcolm, Ouroboros is inspired by individual theatre pieces curated into a theatrical anthology.

    The story is one of injustice, love, anxiety and hope expressed through spoken word and movement. The pieces in Ouroboros are entirely original works and offer a passionate glimpse into contemporary political and social issues.

    Each performance will be followed by a livestream “talkback” discussion panel hosted by members of Sandbox Theatre. Audience members will have the opportunity to find out more about the collaborative process and inspiration behind the creation of this new performance piece.

    While there is no cost for tickets, donations are encouraged to support the Black Health Alliance, a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

    To book your viewing reservation on the MIWSFPA YouTube channel, please visit Brock University Tickets.

    For more information or for assistance arranging interviews: 

    * Gillian Minaker, Marketing & Communications Officer, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University gminaker@brocku.ca 905-688-5550 x4765 or 289-696-0805

    * Sandbox Theatre Marketing MH16DF@brocku.ca

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  • Brock event to explore the value of inclusivity in business

    MEDIA RELEASE: 7 April 2021 – R0044

    An online community event hosted by Brock University next week will go beyond buzzwords when it discusses inclusive decision-making in business.

    The free public panel discussion will highlight experiences and evidence related to the value inclusivity brings to organizations across different industries.

    Business Matters: Inclusivity in Decision-making takes place Tuesday, April 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The sixth in a series of panel talks organized by Brock’s Goodman School of Business, the event will be moderated by Todd Green, Associate Professor of Marketing at Goodman.

    “Words like inclusivity and diversity have very different meanings to different people,” said Green, who emphasized the importance of having ongoing dialogue on the topic. “To understand and go beyond the buzzwords and to discuss how inclusivity benefits organizations is going to be a very fascinating conversation to be a part of.”

    Panelists include:

    • Mark Dockstator, former President of First Nations University and current leader of the Indigenous Knowledge Initiative at Queen’s University
    • Leela MadhavaRau, Director, Human Rights and Equity at Brock University
    • Ivana Musich, VP, Managing Director and Digital Products at No Fixed Address Inc. and Founder of Nomad
    • Yvonne Nasri, Founder and CEO of Victory & Co.

    Dockstator, who is also Chair of Goodman’s Advisory Council, said literature on the topic provides a lot of information, but the event’s format will give attendees a chance to hear practical applications and experiences from panelists.

    “I think this is an issue a lot of people and organizations have a lot of questions about, and they want to learn more,” he said. “Is it as simple as we want to be more inclusive in our decision-making and practices, so we just do it? Or is it more nuanced than that?”

    To receive a link to the free online community event, register online.

    Previous Business Matters discussions have focused on craft businesses, women in business, sustainability, innovation and music. Business Matters is supported by the Willmot Foundation and is part of the D.G. Willmot leader series.

    What: Business Matters: Inclusivity in Decision-making panel discussion
    Who: Panelists Mark Dockstator, Leela MadhavaRau, Ivana Musich and Yvonne Nasri
    When: Tuesday, April 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Online via video streaming (register to receive the link)

    For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

    * Maryanne St. Denis, Writer/Web Editor, Brock University mstdenis@brocku.ca or 905-246-0256 

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