2005-2006 Undergraduate Calendar

Life at Brock  
I.Student Organizations Go to top of document
1.Brock University Students' Union Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Tricia McLaren 905-688-5550, extension 3568 Student Centre 313 http://www.busu.net All registered undergraduate students are members of the Brock University Students' Union (BUSU). Each spring, BUSU holds elections for the position of President, Vice-President of Finance and Administration, Vice-President of Student Services and Vice-President of University Affairs to oversee the day-to-day running of the organization. These four executive reports regularly to the Brock University Students' Administrative council (BUSAC). BUSAC exists to maintain student involvement in the running of the students' union. This administrative council is comprised representatives from each faculty, as well as representatives from residence, off-campus students, international students and students with diverse abilities. BUSU operates a number of businesses and services to ensure students a more comfortable and enjoyable experience during their time at Brock. Businesses include the General Brock and Sophie's convenience stores, Isaac's Bar and Grill, and the Advertising and Design Services (ADS). All revenue generated from student run businesses is channeled back to students. Services available to students include Brock Off-Campus (BOC), Brock Foot Patrol, Office of the Ombudsman for Students, an emergency food bank and emergency student loan program. The Brock Press is a campus newspaper, funded by students, run autonomously from the students' union. Check out http://www.busu.net for more information on BUSU businesses, services and other student oriented activities on and off campus. This site offers students opportunities to voice their concerns, get in touch with other students, sell used textbooks and more.  
2.Office of the Ombudsman for Students Go to top of document
There may be occasions which cause students to feel that they are victims of unfair treatment. For guidance in both academic and personal matters, students can contact the Ombudsman. For assistance in getting through red tape, injustice, conflict and harassment, although not lawyers, the Office of the Ombudsman for Students has access to expert legal advice, if necessary. It is important that all students become familiar with their academic rights and responsibilities. Read the regulations found later in this calendar. The Office of the Ombudsman for Students is located in the Alumni Students' Centre.  
3.The Alumni Students' Centre Go to top of document
This is the eleventh year of operation for the Alumni Students' Centre. This building is a milestone on Brock's history as it is funded and operated solely by students. Some of the services found in the Students' Centre are: the BUSU offices, Isaac's Bar and Grill, Sophie's Variety store, the Central Advertising Bureau, the Brock Press, the BOC Lounge, the Health Plan Office, Pick up/Drop off Pharmacy Service, PBB Travel Agency, OPIRG - Brock, Brock Foot Patrol, Office of the Ombudsman for Students and a photocopy service.  
4.Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG Brock) Go to top of document
OPIRG is a student-directed and funded organization that provides an outlet for Brock students to actively work on a variety of environmental, social injustice and health issues. Through research, education and action, students will gain insight into the interrelationships between different social issues, while improving their skills and providing valuable information in the community. All students are invited to participate in the activities of OPIRG. Students who do not wish to support the work of OPIRG are encouraged to get a refund of their student fees from the OPIRG office, located in Room 306 of the Students' Centre.  
II.Athletics Go to top of document
Director Dr. Lorne J. Adams Physical Education 213 Administrative Assistants Marilou Iusi, Sandie Huffman 905-688-5550, extension 4398 Walker Complex 213C http://www.brocku.ca/athletics Brock University's Department of Athletics provides students with the opportunity to take part in athletics both as participants and fans. Inter-university activities are available to all students and cater to those interested in the pursuit of excellence. Each year approximately 500 student-athletes compete on Badger teams. Weekly training and competition provide student-athletes some of the best competitive opportunities in Canada. It is the mission of the Department to enrich the overall student life experience by providing quality sport programs and leadership in the pursuit of athletic excellence. Inter-university sport is an experience of a lifetime. Not only will student-athletes earn a degree but they will also develop athletic and life skills that will last forever. As a member of Ontario University Athletics, women's teams compete with other universities in basketball, cross country, curling, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Also in the OUA, men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, curling, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis and wrestling. Competition is also available in lacrosse. Brock Athletics is a member of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The CIS is the governing body for university sport in Canada. Each year 10,000 student-athletes across Canada participate in a competitive schedule of approximately 3000 events starting in September and continuing to March. The Athletic Therapy Clinic provides prompt sport medicine services to interuniversity athletes, full-time students, high performance athletes, high school athletes and staff. The clinic staff has a wealth of experience to draw from various major international competitions.  
III.Recreation Services Go to top of document
Director Karen McAllister-Kenny Administrative Assistant Sandra Boone, Georgann Watson 905-688-5550, extension 3018 Walker Complex, 214 http://www.brocku.ca/recserve Facilities Brock University boasts some of the best facilities in the province for student recreational and athletic use. Facilities available include a 50 m, 8-lane Olympic size pool which includes a whirlpool, dive tower, hydraulic floor and tarzan ropes; the Zone (fitness centre), 3 gymnasia (11,000 sq. ft, 12000 sq. ft, and 22,000 sq. ft), a 200 m indoor run/walk track, squash, racquetball and tennis courts, dry saunas, an indoor rowing centre, and multiple outdoor fields. Cost Brock University students, through fees paid with tuition, have access to use the pool, courts, gyms, fields and track by showing your student ID prior to each use. The Zone, or the weight area in the rowing centre, require the purchase of a membership. Programs Intramurals Competitive intramural programs are offered in many sports, including slowpitch, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, ice and ball hockey, broomball, volleyball, basketball, innertube waterpolo and more. Join over 5000 students who take part in these activities each year. Instructional Programs To be introduced to a new activity or to improve existing skills, join a non-credit instructional program. Courses are offered include aquatic leadership and learn to swim programs, dance, fitness, racquet, fencing, yoga, tai chi, pilates, first aid, personal training, coaching and many more! Employment Recreation Services hires over 350 students each year. Check the website for information.  
IV.Parking Services Go to top of document
Supervisor Al Ross 905-688-5550, extension 4309 Decew Residence, R227 http://www.brocku.ca/parking At a busy university the demand for parking facilities is great, and Brock is no exception. There are plenty of parking options available at the University. For a detailed list of options, please visit our website.  
V.The Book Store Go to top of document
Director, Bookstore Operations/nc Trudy Lockyer Assistant to the Director Caroline Lidstone 905-688-5550, extension 3237 Thistle South 219 http://www.bookstore.brocku.ca The Book Store, conveniently located in the Thistle Corridor, is the primary source of required textbooks (new and used) and recommended reading materials. It also stocks a wide selection of academic and general books including dictionaries, study and essay writing guides. A special order service is available at any time. The Book Store also stocks stationery, cards, magazines, clothing and memorabilia, computer hardware, software and computing supplies. Help is readily available, on request, for persons with special needs. Book Store hours: September to June: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; July and August: Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.  
VI.Alumni Advancement Go to top of document
Director Christine Jones Administrative Assistant Vera Terpak 905-688-5550, extension 3816 Thistle East 265 http://www.brocku.ca/extrel.alumni With your graduation comes a new relationship with the University. You will have joined the more than 50,000 graduates of Brock University. Full membership privileges (including special membership prices at the Walker Complex, the Brock Centre for the Arts and the James A. Gibson Library) are available to anyone who holds a degree or certificate from the University. As part of a worldwide network, there are many ways to keep in touch with the University and your fellow graduates. You will want to register with http://www.brockpeople.ca, your on-line connection to other Brock graduates. This community of graduates includes a complete listing of all graduates searchable by name, by faculty, by department or by class. You can use this feature to discover who has already joined the community, to find out where your friends are and what they are doing. You can also update your contact information, post news about yourself, and send messages to fellow graduates. You can also take advantage of many special offers exclusive to Brock graduates. Brockpeople.ca also features a discussion forum where you can exchange ideas, discuss issues, or engage in conversations with other grads. It's easy to join using your student identification number (your login) and your birth date (your password yymmdd). If your mailing address is current (through Brockpeople.ca), you will also receive the Surgité magazine, published four times a year. Also, Brock's TeleGrad students contact graduates annually to provide an update on what is happening at Brock and to invite support for the University's greatest needs, capital appeals or surveys. All Brock students are the beneficiaries of the support from Brock's graduates. The Office of University Advancement is your main contact for alumni programs and services. University Advancement arranges Homecoming (Brock Days) and other graduate reunions, affinity programs, networks of graduates across Canada and internationally, student alumni initiatives and volunteer opportunities. University Advancement also works closely with the volunteer members of the Brock University Alumni Association, representing the collective interests of Brock's graduates.  
VII.Development Go to top of document
Director Sarah Nadali Administrative Assistant Roseanne Conte 905-688-5550, extension 3590 Thistle East 265 http://www.brocku.ca/extrel/develop The aim of the Office of External Relations - Development is to create and maintain programs that will attract maximum private sector support to advance the objectives of Brock University. The OER is responsible for the co-ordination of all fund-raising activities at Brock. Gifts can be made to one of three charitable organizations that have been created to serve the needs of Brock University - Brock University (a registered charity), The Brock University Foundation (a Crown foundation), and the Friends of Brock University Inc. (a foundation established to facilitate receiving charitable gifts from U.S. citizens). Outright gifts of cash either pledged over time or as a one-time donation, gifts-in-kind such as scientific or office equipment, departmental and library books and journals, and financial support for student awards, are some of the many ways donors support the work of Brock University. The OER also maintains a list of those companies that will match your donation. Planned giving adds to the variety of ways individuals can contribute to the University and makes involvement possible for those donors who may not be able to commit a gift from discretionary income but who sincerely want to lend their support in some way. When considering an estate plan or a planned gift, we encourage you to consult with your own professional advisers - your lawyer, your accountant, your financial planner and your insurance agent - who can help you, make the right, planned giving choices. Your donation to Brock University is eligible for a charitable receipt for income tax purposes. It is also important that you are recognized for your contributions. The University's Donor Recognition Policy ensures your support will be suitably acknowledged with appreciation. In these times of diminished tax based support, the contributions of individuals and organizations have never been more necessary. Donations large and small will make a great difference to the long-term stability of Brock. Our donors help us to improve our programs and facilities and greatly assist our ability to continue to attract and retain deserving students and excellent faculty and staff. The OER welcomes the opportunity to consult with you. For further information please write or call: The Office of External Relations - Development Brock University St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1 905-688-5550, extension 4320 Fax: 905-641-5216 http://www.brocku.ca/extrel/extern  
Last updated: March 30, 2005 @ 02:28PM