March 2022

  • Call for internal nominations: Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity

    CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC are pleased to launch the inaugural Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity. The award was created to fund bold and potentially game-changing projects that will challenge the status quo, spark change and take action to address persistent systemic barriers in the research ecosystem and academic. The award provides a total of $100,000 ... Continue reading

  • Provost’s report to the 698th meeting of Senate

    It is customary for the the Provost & Vice-President, Academic to provide a report to each meeting of Senate outlining plans, priorities, issues and other news. As these reports are already public through the University Secretariat Office, they will also be shared regularly through this memorandum page. Note that appendices to the report can be ... Continue reading

  • Barry Wright named Interim Dean of Goodman School of Business effective July 1

    Following consultation with faculty members in the Goodman School of Business and with the University Senate, Interim President and Provost & Vice-President, Academic Lynn Wells has appointed Associate Professor Barry Wright to serve as Interim Dean of the Goodman School of Business, effective July 1. Wright will succeed Andrew Gaudes, whose term as Dean ends on ... Continue reading

  • Call for participants: Open consultation sessions for SAHP review

    As announced on March 10, Brock’s Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy (SAHP) is currently under review. The University is looking for any feedback on the policy and its procedures from Brock students, staff, faculty members, and librarians. The consultation process will run until May 13, 2022 and includes an online consultation portal, through which members of the ... Continue reading

  • Spring Convocation to be held in person

    Brock University is planning to hold in-person Convocation ceremonies for the approximately 3,500 graduands who will be part of the Class of 2022 this spring.   The celebration will be the first to be held in person since fall 2019, after which all Convocation ceremonies were moved online due to COVID-19.    The 2022 Spring Convocation ceremonies will be held in ... Continue reading

  • Provincial regulations mandating capacity limits, active screening have ended

    Capacity limits and active screening requirements at Brock University campuses have now ended as a result of changes to provincial regulations that took effect earlier this month. As previously announced, Brock’s vaccine and masking mandates will remain in place until at least the end of the Winter Term. Anyone coming to a Brock campus ... Continue reading

  • Brock to host Town Hall on equity, diversity, inclusivity and decolonization

    Brock University will host its next Town Hall on Friday, April 8 with a focus on equity, diversity, inclusivity and decolonization. Open to the entire Brock community, the virtual event will take place on Lifesize from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization is one of the four key pillars of ... Continue reading

  • Nominations sought for honorary degree recipients

    The Governance Committee of the Brock University Senate is seeking nominations for potential recipients of honorary degrees. Honorary degrees are awarded at the University’s Convocation ceremonies and recognize the exceptional work of community members as wells as those within a particular discipline. Recipients also deliver the Convocation address. The degrees are awarded on the ... Continue reading

  • Rapid antigen tests available for Brock students, faculty and staff

    Thousands of free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are now available to students and others at Brock University as part of ongoing efforts to keep the campus community safe. Starting Wednesday, March 16, students can pick up a rapid antigen test kit from one of the following locations on the main St. Catharines campus. Plans are also ... Continue reading

  • Brock’s commitment to support our community during the war in Ukraine

    As the world grapples with the global uncertainties wrought by the conflict in Ukraine, I wanted to write to our community to provide an update on steps Brock University is taking to ensure the well-being of our students, faculty and staff. Brock is home to people from all regions of the world. Thankfully, this is ... Continue reading