Student profiles

“My experience at Brock University has been the most beneficial journey of my life. The Faculty of Social Sciences has a lot to offer and the friendly staff is always there to welcome and support you through your university career.” — Maira (BA ’15, Communication Studies)


PhD candidate Claire Matthews’ research has garnered national attention and most recently saw her awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

“It is extremely exciting to be recognized as a Vanier Scholar. To know that my hard work in academics and research together with my involvement with the community are being recognized is an honour.” – Claire Matthews

Sweet dreams pay off for Brock alumna

Tayler Book (BA ’14), co-owner of the wildly popular Beechwood Doughnuts in downtown St. Catharines, learned a lot during her Social Justice and Equity classes that she now applies to everyday life.

Award-winning filmmaker and Brock grad releases first feature film in Niagara

Adrian Thiessen (BA ’09) started Fourgrounds Media when he was still a student and has since produced his first award-winning feature film.

Brock grad on a path to social change

Jennifer Bonato (MA ’16) applies her Critical Sociology studies to help empower and support women and commit to her passion for social change as President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA Niagara Region.

“My undergraduate career at Brock helped to shape my knowledge of the social world and taught me to critically examine everything. I chose the Master of Critical Sociology program because I was looking to deepen my understanding of sociology and the application of social theory to academic research and critical issues.” — Jennifer Bonato (MA ’16)


Kimberly Mularczyk, Master’s student in Child and Youth Studies, collaborates with the Family Channel to help stop bullying and promote healthy relationships for children and youth.

Passions lead Brock students on path to success

Transfer student, Devon Ainslie (BA ’17), and Master’s student, Joseph Robertson (MADS ’17), follow their passions and gain hands-on experience during their studies that leads to success.

“As a very appreciative parent, I wish to thank you today for your incredible opportunities for personal as well as professional development/growth. The transition of Meagan’s self-confidence is nothing short of miraculous to all who are close with her. Brock University provides many opportunities and support to guide students towards building a strong foundation for their promising future. It is the exceptional personal experience of such life-changing moments that otherwise most students would not encounter.

Meagan continues to excel with her social skills, self-confidence, and passion to explore the world and simply/unselfishly make a difference as a humanitarian. We could not be more grateful today as well as confident that our daughter will succeed in any endeavour that she sets out to achieve. Thank you Brock University, our family will be forever grateful.” — Leanne, proud Brock U parent