Memoranda

  • 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

  • Review of the Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy

    Brock’s Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy (SAHP) outlines the University’s commitment to respond to allegations of sexual violence affecting members of its community, including students, staff, faculty members and librarians, as well as the procedures the University will use to do so. The SAHP is currently under review. The University is looking for ... Continue reading

  • Brock to continue with health measures until at least the end of the Winter Term

    As previously announced, Brock University will continue with the following health and safety measures until at least the end of the Winter Term: A mandatory masking requirement (medical grade masks are highly recommended for students and required for faculty and staff). A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for anyone coming to campus. A COVID-19 booster vaccine requirement ... Continue reading

  • Brock launches second round of Indigenous Research Grant

    Brock’s Office of Research Services is now accepting applications for the second round of the University’s Indigenous Research Grant. Launched last year, the grant provides up to $7,500 for two years for faculty to undertake research or creative activities in any discipline and on any topic that relates to Indigenous Peoples. While preference will ... Continue reading

  • Strengthening our safe work and learning environment

    Dear students, staff, faculty members and librarians, At Brock, we can be proud of the diversity of our University community, and of the welcoming home that our campuses provide to individuals from a range of backgrounds. Much of the progress we have made in this area results from the hard work of members of our ... Continue reading

  • Announcing the Advisory Committee on the Associate University Librarian, Research

    The University Librarian has formed an advisory committee under the Policy on the Appointment of Academic Administrators to review the Associate University Librarian, Research. The committee will include: Mark Robertson, University Librarian (Chair) Daniel Brett, Map, Data & GIS Library/Digital Scholarship Lab Colleen Mackinnon, Liaison Services Jennifer Thiessen, Head of Liaison Services Edith Williams, ... Continue reading

  • COVID-related student absences and changes to student medical notes policy

    Throughout the academic year, members of the Brock community have been encouraged to stay home if they are unwell and showing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19. This guidance becomes all the more important as the Winter term comes to an end and exams begin. Faculty members are encouraged to be understanding of student absences related ... Continue reading

  • EXTENDED: Input sought in reappointment process of the Vice-President, Research

    The Advisory Committee on the Review of the Vice-President, Research is inviting input from the Brock community as outlined in the Policy on the Appointment and Reappointment of the President and Vice-Presidents. Individual or collective confidential submissions may be made in writing to the committee through the the Office of the President, and meetings with ... Continue reading

  • Brock resumes non-essential travel

    The Government of Canada announced last week a series of adjustments to border measures and to travel advisories. Most significantly, the government no longer recommends that Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes. Instead, travellers must understand the risks still associated with international travel given the high incidence of Omicron and take necessary precautions. Throughout the ... Continue reading

  • Public health protocols to remain in effect at Brock

    Brock University has reviewed this week’s announcement by the Province of Ontario that outlines updated pandemic management timelines. For the past two years, the entire Brock community has played an important role in ensuring a safe and healthy campus for teaching, learning and research activities. The protocols established by Brock University have led to ... Continue reading