Foster a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization

At Brock, we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities, and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

Goal: Strengthen relationships of trust with Indigenous communities and partners across all sectors and activities of the University.


  • Enhance and improve recruitment and learning as well as other supports for Indigenous, international and first-generation students.
  • Actively recruit outstanding students from Niagara as well as from diverse regions and backgrounds from around the world.
  • Enhance programming for underrepresented or marginalized groups that introduces them to the University.

Goal: Further celebrate the success of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.


  • Provide better communication as well as career and recognition opportunities for faculty, staff, students, alumni and sessional instructors.
  • Increase scholarship and award opportunities for exceptional students who have demonstrated excellence academically, socially, culturally and/or athletically.
  • Ensure that reporting mechanisms and communications with external university ranking organizations reflect the strengths of the University as a post-secondary institution and the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Goal: Promote effective human resource practices and philosophies that improve inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization.


  • Ensure that university-wide structures best serve the values and strategic priorities of the university.
  • Provide training and support for search committees on the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and cultural competency.
  • Broaden the scope of training programs for new and continuing Chairs and Directors.
  • Use recommendations from the report of the Brock University Human Rights Task Force, including a workplace climate survey and equity census.
  • Communicate the efforts and impacts of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization across the campus on a regular basis.
  • Foster internationalization across the entire campus so that students from all parts of the world feel welcomed and supported in achieving their academic goals.
  • Recruit and retain a diverse group of outstanding staff by providing rewarding and fulfilling careers.
  • Develop ongoing training and expand programs for professional development.
  • Continue to provide competitive offers of employment, compensation and benefits to ensure a quality work life.

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Brock University Institutional
Strategic Plan 2018–2025