2017-2018 Undergraduate Calendar

Experiential Learning Opportunities at Brock University  
I. Overview of Experiential Learning at Brock Go to top of document
Director Cara Boese Brock University offers a variety of experiential learning opportunties for student employment and career preparation, on and off campus. Experiential learning at Brock incorporates both courses that are integral to students' academic programs, and alternatives that are optional, non-credit services for students. Academic experiential learning opportunities are offered by each of the Faculties and may include:
- Co-op degree programs
- Placements and/or internships
- Field courses (vocal, national, international)
- Service learning courses
- Creative or physical practice, performance, or exhibits
- Consulting, entrepreneurship or design projects
- Labs, simulations and experimentation
Non-credit experiential opportunities for current students include:
- Experience Plus
- Med Plus
- International Plus
- Campus Wide Co-Curriculum in experiencebu.brocku.ca
Experiential learning at Brock is designed to develop students' skills as productive, competent, responsible and reputable graduates that are well prepared for the workplace. 1. Experiential Learning Contacts in each Faculty: Associate Director, Experiential Education Sandy Howe Faculty of Applied Health Sciences: Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Inclusive and Adaptive Programs Elyse Lappano elappano@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x6182 Experiential Education Co-ordinator, Kinesiology Tammy Whitaker-Campbell tcampbell@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x4529 Experiential Education Coordinator, Kinesiology and Health Sciences Janet Westbury jwestbury@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x4143 Experiential Education Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation Liz Kirk lkirk@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x4298 Experiential Education Coordinator, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Health Sciences Ty Bolibruck tbolibruck@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x4418 Experiential Education Coordinator, Sport Management Emily Allan eallan@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x6178 Nursing Clinical/Practicum Coordinator Sandra Micsinszki smicsins@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x4780 Associate Dean, Applied Health Sciences Nancy Francis nancy.francis@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x4366 Faculty of Education Placement Officer, Teacher Education Michelle Smythe michelle.smythe@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x4967 Administrative Coordinator, Undergraduate programs Betty Chambers bchambers@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x3082 Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Programs Wanda Burger wburger@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x5496 Faculty of Humanities Experiential Education Coordinator, Humanities Koreen McCullough kmccullough@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x6210 Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences: Experiential Education Coordinator, Mathematics and Sciences Dan Lonergan dlonergan@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x5782 Faculty of Social Sciences: Experiential Education Coordinator, Social Sciences Carolyn Finlayson cfinlayson@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x6188 Course Coordinator, Child and Youth Studies Ellen Carter ellen.carter@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x3151 Academic Administrator, Communications, Popular Culture and Film Penni Lafleur penni.lafleur@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x5308 Goodman School of Business Manager, International Exchanges and Partnerships Meredith Heaney meredith.heaney@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x3897 Relationship Manager, Service Learning Gillian Kemp skemp@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x5023 Experiential Education Coordinator, Goodman School of Business David DiPietro ddipietro@brocku.ca, 905 688 5550, x5933
 
II. Co-op and Internship Programs Go to top of document
1. Co-operative Programs Office Go to top of document
Associate Director Julia Zhu Senior Employer Development Managers Dana Tonus, Alesia Dane, Melissa Beamer Employer Development Managers Nancy Sutton, Lori Sather, Ryan Larouche, Jackie Crawford, Sam Abraham, Kristen Richardson Career Consultants Kelly Evans, Andrew Bassingthwaighte, Carolyn Halinda Administrative Assistants Kate Balint, Lisa Arnold Mackenzie Chown A336, extension 4325 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm co-op@brocku.ca https://brocku.ca/co-op The Co-operative Education Office at Brock provides information and assistance to applicants and registered students for all campus co-op and program specific paid internship programs, and will:
- Advise students regarding application to co-op programs, co-op specific academic program requirements, employment opportunities, and job searches;
- Recruit employers for co-op and internship opportunities;
- Maintain computerized on-line job board for co-op and internship postings;
- Facilitate the co-op employment process from initial job postings, interview periods, to employment offers and hires;
- Prepare students for successful work term experiences by developing and facilitating pre-employment preparation course;
- Monitor and support employer/student relationship with regards to work term quality and student contribution through site visitation and performance evaluation;
- Support student recruitment initiatives and activities to co-op internships programs and evaluate student applications for admission decisions;
- Provide employment information to the Registrar's Office for inclusion on students academic transcripts
- Students who are interested in applying to a co-op program are encouraged to contact the Co-operative Education Office for information.
 
2. What is a Co-op or Internship? Go to top of document
Co-operative education combines traditional undergraduate academic programming and relevant work experience in alternating terms. The work term experiences are designed to prepare students for their transition from university to the professional community. The 4 and 5 year programs enable students to acquire experience in their areas of career interest. The practical experiences and academic studies complement one another. The Co-op Education Office managers the administration and facilitation of the co-op experience at Brock, Co-op staff members for each program support students throughout their co-op experience. Brock University co-op programs have clear advantages. Students can explore career possibilities, where their interests lie and the type of work environment that best suits them, helping them make informed decisions about their career options. Co-op graduates have the highest rates of employment after graduation. Many employers use co-op programs as a way to identify and recruit their future permanent workforce.  
3. List of Current Programs Go to top of document
3. List of Current Programs Please consult calendar copy programs for specific requirements.  
Co-op programs: Go to top of document
Accounting (BAcc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Biochemistry (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Biotechnology (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Business Administration (BBA Honours, 4.5 yrs) Business Economics (BBE Honours, 4.5 yrs) Chemistry (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Computer Science (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Computing and Business (BCB Honours, 4.5 yrs) Computing and Network Communications (BSc Honours, 4.5 years) Computing and Solid-State Device Technology (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Dramatic Arts (BA Honours, 4 yrs) Earth Sciences (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Earth Sciences - Environmental Geoscience (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Economics (BA Honours, 4.5 yrs) Geography (BA Honours, BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) History (BA Honours, 4 yrs) Labour Studies (BA Honours, 4 yrs) Mathematics (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Mathematics and Computer Science (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Mathematics - Statistics (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Neuroscience (BSc Honours, 5 yrs) Oenology and Viticulture (BSc Honours, 4 yrs) Physics (BSc Honours, 4.5 yrs) Political Science (BA Honours, 4.5 yrs) Political Science - Public Administration (BA Honours, 4.5 yrs) Public Health (BPH Honours, 4 yrs) Psychology (BA Honours, With Major, 5 yrs) Tourism Management stream (BA Honours, 4 yrs)  
III. Practica and Course-based Experiential Learning1. Courses With Work Placements Go to top of document
1. Courses With Work Placements In addition to co-op programs, many other academic programs at Brock include specific courses that require a significant work placement. Normally, these course-based experiences are arranged with public service agencies, schools or employers on a voluntary work basis rather than as paid employment. Most of these courses are a core program requirement for a particular degree program in the discipline.  
2. Records and Fees Policy Go to top of document
The course number, course title and final grade are listed on the student's academic transcript. At the discretion of the individual faculty teaching the course, course-based experiential learning can also be linked to students' Experience Plus Records in the following ways:

Students may find exclusive course work placement opportunities for their course on the volunteers Plus posting service at Career Services;

- Through the on-line posting, students can begin their placement search in the summer, to have an approved placement arranged when the course begins in the Fall;
- In collaboration with their professor, students can arrange with their placement supervisor for the placement details (location, job title, duties/employabillity skills) to be recorded on their Experience Plus Records. The standard course tuition fee normally covers the costs of course-based experiential learning.
 
IV. Experiential Learning Programs through Career Education Go to top of document
Associate Director, Career Education Stephanie Harper Administrative Assistant Peggy Karges 905 688 5550 x3242 CareerZone Resource Centre: Matheson Learning Commons (Main Floor) Administrative Offices: ST 119 Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm career@brocku.ca">career@brocku.ca  
CAREER EDUCATION Go to top of document
The Career Education team supports students in understanding their skills, connecting their experiences to jobs, mapping their career goals and building their professional network. As part of our career programming, we offer the following experiential learning opportunties. Experience Plus Manager, Career Education Pauline Dawson 905 688 5550, x4414 Capture your experiences at Brock and in the community on a transcript that highlights skills employers are seeking. Our unique co-curricular program will provide you with an opportunity to track, highlight and document your involvement, experiences and learning outside of the classroom  
MED PLUS Go to top of document
Med Plus Consultant Katrina Volpini 905 688 5550 x3106 brocku.ca/career-services/med-plus Learn about and build experience in the health field through this unique co-curricular program that includes job shadowing, networking opportunities with healthcare professionals, skill development workshops and community service projects. In partnership with area hospitals, health organizations, and practitioners, Med Plus will provide you with practical experience and the most up-to-date information about the health care sector. This program is highly competitive and will help develop your competitive edge when applying to professional health programs. Applications are due by April 30, 2017.  
INTERNATIONAL PLUS Go to top of document
Manager, International Learning Programs Christina Bosilo 905 688 5550 x4698 brocku.ca/international-services/international-plus Broaden your global and cultural awareness through volunteer placements that spark interactions with people from around the world. This program includes workshops, lectures and exposure hours that are tracked and documented through Experience Plus. This program is a partnership between Career Education and International Services.  
V. Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum and ExperientialBU Portal Go to top of document
CAMPUS-WIDE CO-CURRICULUM Student Leadership & Engagement Coordinator Amber Scholtens 905 688 5550, x4376 experiencebu.brocku.ca (log- with your Badger ID and password) ExperienceBUBUBUBU is designed to be place where you can find out what is happening on campus and ways to be involved at Brock University. Departments, clubs, campus groups and community organizations will post events and opportunities throughout the year, so check ExperienceBU often to stay informed. Both BUSU ratified and non-ratified student clubs have pages on ExperienceBU making it easy to find clubs that interests you to join! The newest addition to ExperienceBU is the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC) – a unique guide designed to help you get the most out of your experiences beyond the classroom. The CWC is made up of ten brocku.ca/webfm_send/32354">domains chosen because they represent skills that employers increasingly expect from university graduates, and they offer opportunities to enhance your personal growth and to help you make the most of your time at Brock. If you participate in activities related to all of these different domains, we believe you will have a richer, more meaningful Brock experience and will be even better positioned to pursue a career or further education when you graduate. Remember to report your experiences here and in the Experience Plus portal in order to show all you do on your co-curricular transcript! For information visit brocku.ca/experiencebu/co-curriculum/">brocku.ca/experiencebu/co-curriculum/  
Last updated: April 16, 2018 @ 10:35AM