May 2021

  • Call for nominations: Ombudsperson Joint Oversight Committee

    Jointly funded by the University, the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), the Ombudsperson Office provides an independent, impartial and confidential service to assist members of the University community who have concerns regarding the application of University policies, procedures and practices. The Ombudsperson Office can hear concerns from any Brock ... Continue reading

  • Provost’s report to the 691st meeting of Senate

    Dear colleagues, As the 2020-21 academic year draws to a close, I would like to thank all Brock students, staff, faculty members and librarians for their extraordinary efforts in these equally extraordinary times. The pandemic has pushed each of us outside of our comfort zones, and I want to commend everyone for their adaptability and ... Continue reading

  • Feedback sought on Work-From-Home Guideline for Staff

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada in early 2020, it forced workplaces such as Brock University to make a quick transition to remote work arrangements for many employees. For many faculty and staff these remote work arrangements have continued for the past 14 months, but as vaccines become available across the province we are encouraged to continue ... Continue reading

  • Provost’s report to the 690th meeting of Senate

    Dear colleagues, As the end of the academic year approaches, planning continues apace for a significant return to campus in the Fall 2021 term. While the increasing rate of vaccine roll-out in Ontario gives us reason for optimism, cause for concern remains when we look at the persistence of high COVID-19 case numbers abroad, including in ... Continue reading

  • Provincial funding opportunity for micro-credentials development

    The Government of Ontario recently announced $11 million in funding to support the development of micro-credentials programs at postsecondary institutions. On April 30, a call for proposals was launched for postsecondary institutions to submit micro-credentials programs. The province is also offering a $1 million dollar reward – the Micro-credentials Impact Award – for institutions with the most successful projects with ... Continue reading