2017-2018 Graduate Calendar

Life at Brock  
I. Student Organizations Go to top of document
Graduate Student Association MacKenzie Chown, C302 905 688 5550, x4094 Email: gsaoffice@brocku.ca https://brocku.ca/gsa The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) is a student organization that represents the interests of all graduate students at Brock University (over 1700 in total). The GSA, formed in 2001, is administered by an executive that are elected each April for the coming year. The GSA is organized as a not-for-profit, non-share Capital Corporation in the Province of Ontario with a president and executive committee. At registration, all graduate studens at Brock become members of the GSA and become part of the larger graduate student community.  
II. Office of the Ombudsman for Students Go to top of document
An Ombudsperson helps resolve concerns and complaints in an impartial, confidential and informal way. The Ombudsperson provides a safe, comfortable and confidential place for you to discuss your concerns or complaints outside formal channels. The Ombudsperson cannot impose solutions, but can suggest options and strategies for resolution. The Ombudsperson will:
- Listen and help to analyze the problem or complaint;
- Identify and explain relevant policies and procedures;
- Help to define and evaluate options and help you resolve problems informally.
The Ombudsperson may:
- Investigate a problem, complaint, or concern, mediate conflicts;
- begin discussions with other people or departments involved (only with your permission);
- make referrals to other campus and community resources and recommend changes in University policies or procedures.
Contact the Ombudsperson for student-related issues and concerns; to discuss a sensitive issue in confidence; for help in resolving a conflict with another person or department; for help in communication in negotiation with faculty, staff, students, or others and for advice on policies, procedures or regulations.
 
III. Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG Brock) Go to top of document
OPIRG-Brock is Your Brock. A non-profit founded and funded by students that works to help students and support volunteer projects that work to make the world a better place. OPIRG's efforts to help students include campaigns to lower food costs, text book expenses, improve student health and safety and more. Their broader work to make the world a better place is as diverse as student passions. They work to support students on human rights, animal rights, environmental sustainability projects and anything else that would fall under the banner for a better world. You can find them in the Student Alumni Centre Room 204 and online at http://www.your brock.org  
IV. Athletics Go to top of document
905-688-5550, extension 3384 gobadgers.ca 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. Daily training and weekly competition provide student-athletes some of the best opportunities in Canada. It is the mission of the Department of Athletics 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 life skills that will last forever. The Athletic Department has full time coaches in sports such as hockey, basketball, rowing and wrestling. There are also full-time staff that are on campus that coach our teams in volleyball, cross-country and swimming. As a member of Ontario University Athletics (OUA), women's teams compete with other universities in basketball, cross-country, curling, fencing, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Also in the OUA, men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, curling, fencing, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, squash, swimming 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 through to March. Brock University also has one of the best Athletic Therapy Clinics in Canada and provides sports medicine and athletic therapy services to interuniversityuniversity athletes with sport injuries. The Clinic has three full-time athletic therapists and access to the services of sport medicine specialists and a pedorthist. In addition, approximately thirty student therapists gain valuable career skills in the field and in the clinic working with the varsity teams.  
V. Recreation Services Go to top of document
III. Recreation Services Walker Complex, 222B brocku.ca/recreation-services Facilities Brock University boasts some of the best facilities in the province for student recreational and athletic use. Facilities available include a 50m, 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. 120000 sq. ft. and 22,000 sq. ft), a 200 m indoor run/walk track, squash courts, outdoor 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. Programs Intramurals Co-operative and recreational intramural programs are offered in many sports, including slowpitch, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, ice and ball hockey, broomball, european handball, floorball, volleyball, basketball, innertube waterpolo, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, dodgeball, table tennis, tennis, squash, underwater hockey, and more. Join over 6500 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 offered include aquatic leadership and learn to swim programs, dance, fitness, fencing, yoga, pilates, first aid, personal training, coaching and many more. Employment Recreation Services hires over 400 students each year. Check the website for information.  
VI. Parking Services Go to top of document
905 688 5550, x4309 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.  
VII. Brock University Campus Store Go to top of document
Plaza Building bookstore.brocku.ca The Bookstore/Campus Store, conveniently located in the Plaza Building ground floor (next to the Alumni Student Centre), is the primary source of required textbooks and course materials (new, used, rental, digital, course packages, etc.) 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 Bookstore/Campus 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. Campus Store hours: September to June: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 7pm, Friday 9am - 4:30 pm; July and August: Monday - Friday 9am to 4:30 pm. Please check for updated days and hours on our website.  
VIII. Development and Donor Relations Go to top of document
Executive Director Pamela Shanks Administrative Assistant Cortney Gusek 905 688 5550, x4190 Fax: 905 641 5216 Thistle East 265 brocku.ca/ca/bold-new-brock The department develops programs to engage private support that will advance Brock University's mission. Our donors help us improve programs and facilities, and enhance our ability to attract and retain deserving students and excellent faculty and staff. Board of Trustees and Canada Revenue Agency policies govern the department's activities. Gifts of cash (either pledged over time or as a one-time donation), planned gifts and bequests, gifts of real estate, securities, equipment, books and journals, artwork and funding for student financial assistance awards are some of the many ways donors support the work of Brock University. Donations to Brock University are eligible for charitable receipts for income tax purposes. The Campaign for a Bold New Brock Brock has just completed the largest capital campaign in our history raising over $90 million dollars to support the endowments for student financial assistance, to invest in teaching and research facilities, to expand knowledge and to empower our faculty as educator-researchers and innovators. The generosity of our donors has allowed us to expand our physical campus and support important programming for our students. Annual Fund The Annual Fund is a component of our fundraising programs. Through the Annual Fund, Brock's students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends have the opportunity to make a gift of any size, and together, make a significant investment in Brock. As a student, you have the opportunity to gain work as an Annual Fund student caller. Student callers inform alumnni and community members about new initiatives, update contact information, and invite support for Brock's area of greatest need. Brock students like you are the main benefactors from this support. Donations to the Annual Fund have funded student awards and created enhanced learning environments such as the Cairns Complex and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Parents, alumni and friends can make a gift to the Annual Fund through traditional means like responding to a phone call or mailer or through online donations. As a student, you can contribute to the Campaign for a Bold New Brock through fundraising events and/or a senior class gift. Visit brocku.ca/annual-fund for more information.  
IX. Office of Alumni Relations Go to top of document
Director, Alumni Relations Shelley Huxley As a graduate, you are now part of the Brock University Alumni Association. With more than 92,000 alumni and counting, the Brock Alumni Association is dedicated to strengthening the connections our alumni have with each other and the University. Membership Benefits Alumni are entitled to many benefits including discounts on home and auto insurance, life Insurance, mortgage brokerage services as well as on-campus benefits such as Career Services resources, special membership prices at the Walker Complex, discounts at the Campus Store and borrowing privileges in the Library. Information about our affinity providers and how to access these discounts can be found at brocku.ca/alumni Alumni Engagement The Alumni Association hosts a number of networking activities and events, both on and off campus. Twice a year, you will receive Brock's alumni magazine, Surgite, as well as alumni emails telling you about University and Alumni news. Be sure to keep your network up to date. Visit brocku.ca/alumni to update your address and email today! Social media Network with Brock graduates through our various Brock Alumni social media sites: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Instagram  
Last updated: June 2, 2017 @ 04:14PM