News and events

  • Oct. 23 – Unpacking the 2019 Federal Election: What Happened, Why and the Future

    Join us for a panel discussion with experts from Brock University – Tamari Kitossa, Associate Professor, Sociology; David Siegel, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Livianna Tossutti, Associate Professor, Political Science – on the outcome of the federal election and its implications for the Niagara region and the country.

    Seating is limited. Click on the poster link below to RSVP by phone or online.

    Unpacking the 2019 Federal Election

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  • Oct. 16 – The 2019 Federal Election Preview

    Join us for a wide-ranging panel discussion with experts in politics and policy on October 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mills Room of the St. Catharines Public Library.

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP in person at the Library, by phone or online via Eventbrite. Number and link in poster below.

    The 2019 federal election preview

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  • September 12: Public talk to explore #MeToo’s place in history

    In addition to captivating society and dominating news headlines, the #MeToo movement has earned its place in the history books.

    Renowned German scholar Sabine Sielke will explore how #MeToo fits into a larger cultural context during the upcoming talk “Feminism Reloaded? The Serial Debate on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, or: What’s New about #MeToo,” taking place Thursday, Sept. 12, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Sankey Chamber at Brock.

    Significant shifts in media culture since the 1990s, such as increased digitization, have intersected with important feminist methods, goals and conflicts. Sielke’s talk will situation the #MeToo moment within this broader context.

    Her work on sexual violence in North American literature and culture brings a unique perspective to the topic of #MeToo.

    As Director of the North American Studies program at Germany’s University of Bonn, Sielke’s research expertise spans 19th and 20th century American literature, modernist and postmodernist culture, as well as 20th century art and popular culture. She also works in literary and cultural theory, gender studies, African American studies and the dialogues between cultural studies and the natural sciences.

    The free public talk was spearheaded by the Department of English Language and Literature with support from Social Justice and Equities Studies; Social Justice Research Institute; Department of History; Centre for Canadian Studies; Department of Political Science; Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film; Office of Human Rights and Equity; and the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization.

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  • Tribute to Political Science employee Dorothy Krynicki

    Dorothy Lilia Krynicki (Brock BA ’13)
    July 10, 1965 – June 25, 2019

    We regret to announce the passing of Dorothy Krynicki. Dorothy worked at Brock for 18 years, 10 of which she served as our administrative assistant in Political Science. Dorothy was a vital part of our department and valuable member of the Brock community at large. It was Dorothy’s effort that led to the renaming of Meter Road to honour Flora Egerter in 2014. Dorothy will missed by faculty, students and her many friends in the Brock community.

    Na Zdrowie !

     

    Brock News article about Dorothy available here

     

  • William A. Matheson Classroom Naming

    Join us on Monday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in Thistle 245, for the William A. Matheson Classroom naming.

    In his three decades at Brock, Bill Matheson left an indelible mark on his students and the University as a whole.

    Matheson was Brock’s first Dean of Social Sciences, first Vice-President, Academic and served as Acting President for a number of months in 1983. But it was in the classroom where the award-winning teacher was in his element.

    Appropriately, a classroom in Brock’s Thistle Complex will be named in honour of the Political Science professor on May 6. It will further strengthen Matheson’s connection to the University he called home for 30 years.

    In 2008, when Oakville lawyer and Brock alumnus Art Peltomaa (BA ’74) made a generous gift to Brock, he chose to name the University’s new Learning Commons in honour of Matheson rather than his own name.

    After passing away in December 2017, Matheson left a gift to the University in his will to enhance the William Matheson Bursary — an award established in his honour upon his retirement from Brock.

    Monday’s ceremony to name classroom Thistle 245 is open to the Brock community. Please RSVP to Lisa Bible at x4190 or lbible@brocku.ca 


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  • David Siegel’s Retirement Celebration

    On April 18, the Department of Political Science honoured the career and contributions of professor David Siegel.

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  • Model UN Club Wins Distinguished Team Award

    Congratulations to Brock’s Model UN Club which won a Distinguished Team award for coming in the top 10% of the 350 university teams competing at the annual Model UN competition in NYC.

    Teams came from 125 countries to participate.

    Click on photos to enlarge.

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  • April 18: Professor David Siegel Retirement Event

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  • March 4: Gordon Chang joins Speaker Series

    The Department of Political Science’s Speaker Series wraps up on Monday, March 4 with a talk from author, TV commentator, speaker and internationally renowned expert Gordon Chang.

    “Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, believes that China, more than any other country, will drive events in the coming decades,” explains Charles Burton, Associate Professor in Brock’s Department of Political Science, who is also an expert on China. According to Chang, Chinese ruler Xi Jinping’s “breathtaking ambition” has been raising eyebrows around the globe. He cautions that China’s domination of our era could spell big trouble.

    Burton feels it is particularly exciting for Brock to welcome “one of America’s most well-known China analysts” at this important time when “Canada is in Beijing’s crosshairs.”

    “Many say no one better understands Beijing’s internal weaknesses than Chang,” says Burton. “And no one has talked more than he has about how these weaknesses are driving China’s dangerous behaviours.”

    Join Gordon Chang at 11:00a.m. in Cairns Scotiabank Atrium for this informative talk.

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  • Nov. 6: The Rise of Animal Rights Law in Canada

    The Department of Political Science and Niagara Action for Animals presents

    Camille Labchuk Animal Rights Lawyer and Executive Director, Animal Justice speaking on

    The Rise of Animal Rights Law in Canada

    at Brock University on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in South Block 204.

    Camille Labchuk Speaker Series Poster