2018-2019 Undergraduate Calendar

Services for Students and Academic Support  
Welcome to Brock University! We are pleased to share with you information about our full array of academic programs, profiles of our students and faculty, an overview of our residences and the range of services we offer. Brock is committed to providing an exceptional student experience, both inside and outside the classroom. Our dedicated and dynamic faculty will engage you in learning, research and scholarship. The seminar system will give you an opportunity to develop and refine your academic skills. Our student services programs are designed to support your transition to university and to help you excel throughout your studies. Brock is indeed more than a place to study. We offer you an enriched, safe, inclusive environment where you can form new friendships, gain valuable extracurricular experiences, and become part of a vibrant community.  
1. Brock International Services Go to top of document
Interim Associate Director, International Supports Sandra Gruosso 905 688 5550, x4404 International Centre, Room 209 https://brocku.ca/brock-international In support of Brock University's internationalization strategic priorities, goals and objectives Brock International Services provides a range of services and programs for international students, scholars, faculty, staff, and visitors, and also facilitates and promotes the University community's engagement in global learning and opportunities abroad.  
I. International Student Advising Go to top of document
International Student Advising, Services and Socio-Cultural Programming and Activities International students may find it helpful to discuss academic, cross-cultural or personal issues with International Services staff. They can offer assistance with such things as immigration, health, banking, accommodation and the completion of various forms, as well as providing liaison assistance to academic faculty, advisors, the University administration, and the community at large. It would be useful to visit the International Centre when you arrive at Brock - you can meet all the Brock International Services staff there! They also administer the Certificate for Success Program designed to help prepare international students for success in their academic studies and future careers. They administer the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for all international students. Brock International Services also offers year-round social activities and cultural programming from bus trips to local attractions and historical sites to hiking and camping experiences - helping students learn more about Canada and its culture and meet new friends. They also coordinate the English Conversation Partners and the Language Interchange Programs.  
II. International Learning: Student Exchange Program, Study Abroad, Internships Abroad & Pre-Departure Training Go to top of document
Our established programs link Brock students with universities on six continents. Exchanges are a great way for Brock students to study outside Canada and learn more about the world, for one or two terms as part of their Brock degree. The Student Exchange Program is open to students with a minimum 70% average. There are also many Study Abroad programs for students wishing to gain shorter-term international experiences. These may be offered during Reading weeks, spring or summer terms. Brock International Services also organizes short-term international experiential learning programs such as Brock Abroad: Namibia & South Africa and Brock Abroad: Florida. They are also a resource for international internship and work abroad opportunities, as well as providing pre-departure training workshops and sessions for all Brock students taking part in any Brock-approved international learning program.  
III. Brock Guide Peer Program Go to top of document
Offered to new international students at Brock. Each interested international student is matched with an upper year international or Canadian student who is familiar with Brock and Canada. Brock Guide peers can help international students adjust to life at Brock.  
IV. International Student Exchange Program Go to top of document
Brock encourages its students to participate in the Student Exchange Program at universities in other countries. The overall objective of these programs is to promote international understanding and co-operation at the University, while the specific objective is to assist students in all disciplines to broaden their education by earning full university credits and by living in another culture. Brock is partnered with both English speaking and none-English speaking countries. This program is administered by International Services and by specific academic departments. As well, some departments offer international field courses. Through Brock's programs, students can become international scholars for little more than it costs to study at Brock. All exchange students pay their tuition fees to Brock. Brock provides travel awards to students demonstrating financial need ($500 to students registered full-time in the Student Exchange Program for each academic term; $1000 for both terms). Brock students can continue to access their OSAP and Canada Student Loan plans, while studying abroad on this Program. Participants must normally apply as full-time students during their second year of study, have a mininum B average and meet the pertinent language and other academic requirements.Though some of Brock's exchange partner institutions have a different nominal credit weight for a year of study, a Brock student who is enrolled on exchange as a full-time student in a degree program at an international partner institution, and successfully completes pre-approved courses, will be granted 5.0 credits for a year abroad, or 2.5 credits for a semester abroad. Course selection for exchange programs must be done well in advance of departure, in consultation with International Services and the relevant academic department. Students interested in taking part in international programs should consider enrolling in the Minor in Intercultural Studies, which may be combined with a Major program of the student's choice. An updated list of exchange opportunities and international field courses can be found at: brocku.ca/international-services/exchanges-study-abroad. For more information on the Goodman School of Business exchange programs, please consult bus.brocku.ca/exchange.  
V. International Plus Program Go to top of document
Brock International Services, along with Career Services, co-ordinates the International Plus Program. International Plus offers students a unique opportunity to increase their global and cultural awareness. Students enrolled in the program will grow their intercultural communication skills and interest with people and projects from around the world. Student activity is tracked on their co-curricular transcript, and students receive a transcript upon completion.  
2. Day-care Centre Go to top of document
Executive Director Helene Randle 905 688 5550, x3515 Day-care Centre brocku.ca/daycare The Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care offers licensed child care for 56 children from three months to five years, 12 months per year. The Centre offers full-time programs and is open to Brock students, staff and faculty of the University and community members. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 6 p.m. The Centre is a non-profit charitable organization and is operated by a volunteer board of directors. All of the staff are qualified Early Childhood Educators and members of the College of Early Childhood Education. The Child Care Centre is located in a large well-equipped building. Subsidy is available through the Niagara Region, Children's Services for families who qualify.  
3. Information Technology Services Go to top of document
Associate Vice-President, Information Technology Services David Cullum Director, Enterprise Solutions Audrey Fehlow Director, Client Services Andy Morgan Director, Project Office TBD Administrative Assistant 905 688 5550 x3479 Mackenzie Chown Complex F303 https://brocku.ca/its Brock University's Information Technology Services (ITS) works closely with students, faculty and staff to support the academic and administrative work in our community. Our mission is to provide top-quality service and technological solutions to enable you to study, research and work more effectively and efficiently. ITS provides students, faculty, and staff with technology resources and support teaching, research, and administrative services. These services include support for desktop computing, the campus high-speed network, classroom audio visual, telephone and video conferencing, administrative and academic systems, network identity management ("Campus ID"), and portal assess. The Campus Store and Computer Commons Help Desk locations are available to support students, faculty, and staff. Help Desk staff assist the University community with hardware issue resolution, technology purchasing recommendations, remote access software licenses for faculty and staff, and printing. We can be contacted by phone at extension 4357, or in person at either the Campus Store or Computer Commons in Scotiabank Hall. We can also be reached online through the "ITS Request" link on the ITS website, brocku.ca/its The Campus Store Help Desk is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Computer Commons Help Desk is open as follows: Fall/Winter Term Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Spring Term Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Summer term Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff are provided with a computing account ("Campus ID"), which provides them with access to computer labs, wireless coverage across the campus (including residences), email, the University's learning management system ("Isaac" at https://lms.brocku.ca), the campus portal (https://my.brocku.ca), and other services. The University supports scheduled computer labs and general access labs for academic use. Facilities are located in various buildings on the campus. All facilities are accessibility-friendly. The Computer Commons located in Scotiabank Hall offers approximately 150 computers for general access. All labs contain applications software to support teaching at the University. Both Windows based PCs and Macintosh computers are available. For further information, please visit https://brocku.ca/its  
4. Instructional Resource Centre Go to top of document
Manager Kim Pelchat Faculty of Education https://brocku.ca/education.student-resources/irc/ The Instructional Resource Centre are key to Brock University's Faculty of Education located at both the St. Catharines and Hamilton Campuses. Each IRC provides specialized K-12 instructional resources and media services required to support the students, instructors, faculty and staff across the Faculty of Education. A circulating collection of historical Master of Education projects and theses are located at the St. Catharines Campus. Media Services includes production areas with a 3D printer, laminator, lettering systems, button maker and equipment to produce teaching aids. Classroom media services are provided at the Hamilton Campus. The IRC is open to educators and members of the University community.  
5. Office of Human Rights and Equity Services Go to top of document
General Inquiries: x6859 or humanrights@brocku.ca brocku.ca/humanrights The Human Rights and Equity office is a resource for all members of the Brock community, including students, staff and faculty, providing information and advice on a wide range of issues relating to harassment, discrimination and bullying. The key functions of the office are to:
- Provide information and training to the university community to increase awareness about the importance of promoting a respectful work and learning environment;
- Assist individuals with issues of harassment, discrimination and bullying, to understand the range of options available for responding, and help them to pursue a resolution to the situation that works for them.
The Human Rights and Equity office works to promote a respectul work and learning environment at Brock University through the following initiatives:
- Coordinating and promoting diversity events with other departments;
- Providing training for students, staff and faculty on campus;
- Administration of Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy, which can be found at https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/42325;
- Online resources at brocku.ca/humanrights
Administration of the Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy, which can be found at https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/42940;
- Coordinating supports and acommodations for those impacted by sexual violence;
- Facilitating informal and formal resolution processes;
- Outreach and education on policy, supports, response, and Ministry compliance.
Accessibility and AODA
- Coordination of anti-ableism and accessibility activities throughout the community;
- Facilitating informal and formal resolution processes;
- Compliance, policy development, education and promotion.
The Office can assist you with a wide range of individual concerns, including:
- Sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence;
- Human rights harassment and/or discrimination (based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status and disability;
- General harassment and/or bullying, workplace harassment and online harassment.
The University has a variety of policies, procedures and codes of conduct that prohibit students, staff and faculty from harassing, bullying or discriminating against other students, staff or faculty members. Contact with the office is a confidential service. Our staff will work with you to decide on an approach to resolution that works for you, often making use of alternative dispute resolution techniques that allow the parties to rebuild their relationship in a more positive, respectful way.
 
6. Office of the Registrar Go to top of document
Registrar Geraldine Jones Assistant to the Registrar Diana Panter 905 688 5550 x3550 Schmon Tower 301 brocku.ca/registrar The Office of the Registrar is located on the third-floor of Schmon Tower and is comprised of the following units:
- Admissions
- Examinations and Classrooms
- Recruitment and Liaison Services
- Scheduling
- Student Information
- Student Records and Registration
Brock Central office hours are: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 5:30 Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. The Office of the Registrar strives to provide a high level of quality services that support the enrolment, progression, and graduation of Brock students. We serve as the principal custodian of all confidential student enrolment data, including course registration, grades, and address information. Our office has contact with students from the point of application for admission through to graduation and beyond as we maintain each student's permanent academic transcript. Our knowledgeable staff is here to provide students with information on courses, grades, appeals, yearly progression and graduation eligibility, as well as academic counselling.
 
Recruitment and Liaison Services Go to top of document
Director, Recruitment and Retention Beth Natale 905 688 5550 x4293 Thistle East 261 Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed daily, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.) discover.brocku.ca (click on Undergraduate Studies tab) liaison@brocku.ca Recruitment and Liaison Services is responsible for planning and executing the University's undergraduate recruitment strategy, playing a key role in the University's enrolment management efforts. In particular, they create and share resources about all aspects of the Brock University undergraduate experience. Key audiences are prospective students and their families, school counsellors, college and university transfer students, and the general public. The objective is to bring the Brock brand to life in a way that motivates prospective students to consider Brock for post-secondary studies. Some of the key undergraduate recruitment activities include:

Development of all on-line and in-person prospective student resources and services

- Administration of the prospective student portal (discover.brocku.ca) and the applicant portal (choosebrocku.ca)
- Leading campus events such as: Fall Preview Day, Open House, March Break Visit Program, Post-secondary information Evening, Counsellors' Days, etc.
- Leading Brock's presence at the Ontario Universities' Fair
- Coordinating visits to secondary schools and colleges in Ontario and across Canada Leading Brock's Campus Visit Program for prospective students, Specialist High Skills Major classes, visiting dignitaries and counsellors.
Campus tours are available weekdays throughout the year at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as well as select weekends each fall and spring. Registration is required and can be done online at discover.brocku.ca Upon request, staff will gladly arrange for prospective students to meet with faculty members or administrative department personnel. Tours for students with special needs are also available, outlining specific access routes to buildings, classrooms and parking.
 
7. Residence Go to top of document
Director of Residences James R. Fleming 905 688 5550, x3370 res@brocku.ca brocku.ca/residence  
Residences Go to top of document
The Brock residence system can accommodate approximately 2,500 students on campus in seven buildings or complexes, and offers four styles of residences: traditional, semi-suite, suite and townhouse style. Students living in the traditional or semi-suite residences are acommodated in "halls" or "houses", (typically with 40-60 students). Those living in townhouses or suites share a unit with two, three, or four other students. Residence rooms are furnished with basic necessities and all have wireless internet connectivity. There are two 24/7 Service Desks to provide support to the residence community. All Incoming Year One students and students transferring from college with fewer than five credits, are guaranteed a place in residence; however, certain conditions apply, such as meeting application and application fee deadlines. There is a limited number of rooms available for students with accessibility needs. When applying for residence, it is important to indicate any medical or special consideration in the application as well as to complete the medical and special consideration form. Special housing needs will be coordinated with both the Department of Residences and the Student Accessibility Services Office. DeCew (traditional) and Lowenberger (semi-suite) residences have accommodations in single and double (shared) rooms and both of these buildings contain a residence dining hall; Vallee and Earp residences (semi-suite) are all single rooms. All traditional and semi-suite residences have common lounges and study rooms, as well as laundry facilities. There are two townhouse complexes: Village and Quarry View. Each unit in the village typically accommodates five students: three in single rooms and two share a double room. Quarry View is all single rooms with three and for bedroom units. Residences of both complexes have access to laundry facilities very close to their units. Townhouse students must purchase a townhouse meal plan (minimum); however, units have full kitchens so students may do some of their own cooking as well. The townhouses combine the independence of townhouse living with the convenience of location and inclusion in residence activities and events. Students living in the above residences must purchase a residence meal plan and eat most meals in the residence dining halls, but there are other food outlets on campus. Residence life is monitored and facilitated by the Residence Life Staff. The RLS are upper year students who are assigned responsibility for sections (house, hall, court, block) within each residence complex.The RLS endeavours to create a sense of community within the residences. Also, they are available to answer questions, assist with any challenges and provide direction. The residences provide opportunities for residences to get involved by participating in activities and events; and volunteering for positions on the Residence Action Councils. Also, there are several Living Learning Communities - small clusters of students living within a larger residence community and organized around either a common interest (e.g., volunteerism) or academic program (e.g., concurrent education). The majority of the residence system is filled with First Year students; however, there are residence buildings dedicated exclusively to Brock upper year and graduate students, collectively called "Brock Suites". There are three and four single bedroom units; all have two full bathrooms and an open concept kitchen and living room. Units include kitchen appliances and laundry (either in-suite washer and dryer or laundry credit for use in the laundry room). Brock Suites rooms (like all residence rooms) are furnished with basis necessities and include wireless internet throughout as well as a local phone and cable television connections in the living room area. There is no mandatory meal plan in Brock Suites; although, students may choose to purchase one. There is a Community Assistant for Brock Suites who is a resource and can provide some assistance. There is also a 24-hour Service Desk available. Brock Suites residences can extend their stay to include Spring/Summer term contracts either before or after the traditional eight month academic year. Further information about applying to and living in residence is available at: brocku.ca/residence

 
8. Student Awards and Financial Aid Go to top of document
Schmon Tower 301 https://brocku.ca/safa/awards-and-bursaries/ A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students of various majors and year levels. A scholarship is awarded for scholastic achievement, while a bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need. Students can research, apply for, and check the status of scholarships and bursaries offered at Brock through the Student Accounts and Financial Aid website.  
9. Student Success Centre Go to top of document
Director Amy Elder General Inquiries: 905 688 5550, x3240 Schmon Tower 400 brocku.ca/sdcl  
I. A-Z Learning Services Go to top of document
Manager Allyson Miller 905 688 5550, x5995 Thistle 129 brocku.ca/learning-services Learning Services helps Brock students improve their academic proficiency. Assistance is available to help with study concerns, writing issues, and math or science problem-solving operations. Learning Services assists students in managing a broad range of challenges including the transitioning from high school to university, handling exam anxiety, preparing for university exams, and writing assignments. Learning Services enables students to reach their full learning potential. A Drop-in Service and a variety of Learning Services workshops are available throughout the year to address study skills needs in areas such as time management, reading, taking notes, writing university essays, succeeding in the sciences, and preparing for exams. Students can collaborate with a group of their new Brock friends to "order a workshop" for any group of four or more students, at a time convenient for them. The Learning Services Drop-in service and most of the Learning Services workshops are available in the Learning Commons. Students are invited to go to the Learning Services website to register for workshops, or join workshops in progress if seats are available. For more information on Learning Services, visit Learning Services online at brocku.ca/learning-services.  
II. Aboriginal Student Services Go to top of document
Aboriginal Academic Program Support Coordinator Sandra Wong 905 688 5550 x 5883 TH 145A Monday - Friday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Our goal is to help all status and non-status First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students make the transition to Brock University community. We offer services in a culturally sensitive manner and encourage you as an Aboriginal student to maintain your cultural identity within the university setting. Aboriginal Student Services strives to provide Aboriginal students with resources necessary to succeed in their academic studies at Brock University. We offer the following complimentary services:
- Writing and Numeracy Circles
- Aboriginal Specific Career Planning
- Tutoring
- Tailored Workshops
- One-to-one consultations
- Academic Referrals
- Library resources - books, videos, and dvds
Office resources - student centre, laptop lending, printing service, photocopying/faxing, and telephone service Elder in Residence (knowledge keeper) - provides cultural counselling, advising, traditional teachings and awareness support to students/staff/faculty Cultural programming - Aboriginal Achievement Awards, Aboriginal speaker presentations, Aboriginal student luncheons, breadwork-moccasin making - woodburning workshops, etc.
 
III. Academic Advising and Exploration Services Go to top of document
Supervisor Joe Ferraro adviser@brocku.ca TH 120, 121 and 122 Academic Advising and Exploration Services is an informative and supportive service that provides students with assistance and guidance throughout their studies. Academic Advisers educate students on university rules, regulations, and requirements that govern their studies. Advisers direct students to relevant services to help facilitate their success at Brock University. Academic Advising and Exploration Services Advisers:
- Assist students in a Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences, General Humanities and Bachelor of Science - Sciences programs
- Undeclared or Undecided students
- Students on Academic Probation
- Students looking to change their major or explore adding a minor to their degree
- Students returning from a long absence, including returning from Academic Suspensioin and Academic Debarment.
 
10. Student Life and Community Experiences Go to top of document
Director Brad Clarke Manager, Student and Community Outreach Kristen Smith Manager, Student Affairs Darryl Veld Manager, Student Leadership and Engagement Amber Scholtens Manager, Student and Community Experience Tanya Bradley Student Life Involvement Commons, MCA 204 905-688-5550 x6321 brocku.ca/student-life Student Life and Community Experience helps you discover your new community at Brock and in Niagara. We strive to enrich the Brock student experience, encourage participation in all aspects of student life, and most importantly, help students to grow as active, community-minded leaders. We offer programs and services that support campus involvement; leadership development; community engagement; volunteerism and service-learning; rights and responsibilities; and off-campus living.  
I. Leadership Development Programs Go to top of document
We provide opportunities throughout the year for students to engage in leadership development. Our flagship program, the Foundations in Leadership Professional Development Series, gives you the basic building blocks you’ll need to be an effective leader. Gain practical skills in the areas of listening and self-expression, conflict resolution and problem solving, group work, and strenghts-based leadership. Gain a competitive edge by completing the training that future employers will be looking for.  
II. Experience BU and the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC) Go to top of document
ExperienceBU is Brock’s online student involvement portal and events calendar. Find information about clubs, services, organizations, and upcoming events at Brock and in the Niagara region. Make the most of your experiences outside the classroom through the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC), a unique guide to help you identify and take advantage of extracurricular opportunities. The CWC will broaden your learning and help you to gain skills in ten different co-curricular domains. Challenge yourself, expand your comfort zone and try new things.  
III. Transition, Orientation and First-year Experience Go to top of document
At Student Life, we know your first year at university is an exciting time and we want to help you get the most out of your first year as a Brock Badger – even before you step on-campus. Programs like LEAP and First-Year Experience connect you to resources, places, people, and events that will help orient you to life on-campus.  
IV. Community Outreach and Engagement Go to top of document
Just as it is important to your University experience to get involved on-campus, it is also beneficial to be involved in the community. We host a variety of opportunities throughout the year, like Brock Cares, Alternative Reading Week and VolunteerFest, for students to volunteer in the local community and beyond. In addition, we coordinate more than 65 community events in which students, staff, faculty and alumni can participate. Show your Brock spirit in a parade, be part of the Brock team at Relay for Life, or dress up on Halloween and collect food for Community Cares at Trick or Eat!  
V. Students Rights and Responsibilities Go to top of document
Brock University’s Student Code of Conduct outlines the rules and expectations for all students. Wherever possible, a restorative approach to non-academic misconduct is enacted to provide learning outcomes to all parties involved in an incident. Student Life is also responsible for student event risk management, student mediation services, and ensuring supports are in place for students-at-risk of harm.  
VI. Off-Campus Living Go to top of document
From finding accommodation and assistance with dispute resolution, to making sure you're equipped with the tools to understand tenancy laws and staying involved on campus. Off-Campus Living is here to help. We are committed to working hand in hand with students, landlords, residents and community partners to ensure all expectations of being a contributing member of our community are being met.  
11. Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Go to top of document
Director Sarah Pennisi  
I. Student Health Services Go to top of document
Harrison Hall 905 688 5550, x3243 Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4: p.m. Evening appointments: Mondays (space limited) Closed July – August brocku.ca/health-services a) General Information

Don't feel you have to wait for a problem to arrive to visit Student Health Services.

A team of nurses and physicians provide comprehensive medical/clinical services as well as health education and counselling. We can help you with a medical problem, provide treatment or a referral, give allergy injections, or update your immunization. We provide health education and counselling on many issues including contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, nutritional or weight concerns, stress or lifestyle issues. OHIP, UHIP or other health insurance is needed to be seen by a physician. All visits and treatments are strictly confidential. b) Required Medical Documentation It is the University's policy to accept medical certificates from qualified medical practitioners attesting to a student's inability to write a test, examination etc. due to an incapacitating medical condition at the time of the scheduled test, examination etc. A medical certificate consists of Brock's medical exemption form, available for download on the University website, completed by both you and a qualified medical practitioner OR the certificate provided by Student Health Services. The University may, at its discretion, request more detailed documentation in certain cases. c) Student Health Services Policy Student Health Services will provide medical documentation only if:
- Medically warranted;
- The student presents him/herself to Student Health Services before the exam;
- The student is seen in our office the day of the exam.
If your exam is at a time of day when the Student Health Services is not open, then you must print the medical excuse form from the website and go to another medical facility to have the physician complete the documentation. d) Health Promotion The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre is also home to Brock’s Peer Health Education Team. This team, in collaboration with the Health Educator, works to provide educational opportunities that inform students on a variety of health issues relevant to Brock students, with the aim of encouraging students to make choices that support their health and academic success. The Student Health and Wellness HUB is a space where students can drop in to chat with a Peer Health Educator, or other staff, about ways to improve their overall health and wellness. In addition, students will be given information and assistance connecting with a variety of resources and groups available on campus.
 
II. Services for Students with Disabilities Go to top of document
Manager, Student Accessibility Services Judith Brooder 905 688 5550, x4122 Schmon Tower 400 brocku.ca/sas Brock encourages and supports the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of campus life. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides accommodations and services for students who require academic support due to the impact of a physical, medical, sensory, mental health or learning disability. All services and accommodations are determined on an individual basis, depending on documented needs. Services include:
- Support Services: use of a note taker, compensatory strategy assistance, exam accommodation, use of adaptive equipment and liaison with faculty. Screening and limited diagnostic assessment for learning disabilities are available on campus;
- Adaptive Technology: specialized computer software and other technical aids are available for use in the Student Development Centre. Please see your case manager about your technology needs and to obtain access to equipment;
- Library Services: a designated reference librarian is available to co-ordinate library services for students with disabilities;
- Accessible Facilities: most facilities at Brock are wheelchair accessible. For a special accessibility tour of campus, please contact the Recruitment and Liaison Office. There are accessible housing units on campus in both traditional and townhouse style residences;
- Attendant Care: limited attendant care service is available through the Ontario March of Dimes. If you require attendant care, contact the SAS.
Students are advised to contact the Student Accessibility Services early in the application process to exchange information about their needs and the services available. After being admitted to Brock, you must contact SAS to register for services, preferably before the beginning of term. Your case manager will review your needs and assist in setting up the accommodations and support services you require.
 
III. Personal Counselling Services Go to top of document
Appointments are made by calling 905 688 5550, x4750 Schmon Tower 400 brocku.ca/personal-counselling The Counselling staff offers confidential services for students who are experiencing personal/social difficulties while studying at Brock University. The majority of services are offered on an individual basis, however we do offer information sessions on various topics. Why Students Seek Counselling: There are many reasons why a student chooses to make an appointment with one of our counsellors: Some students seek help with specific concerns related to relationships, stress/anxiety, low mood, self-confidence, loneliness, sexuality, weight pre-occupation, grief etc. Others bring less clearly defined problems such as low motivation/energy or a feeling that things just aren't right. We also see students who are looking for an objective person to talk to about things such as making an important decision in their life or who are worried about the behaviour of a friend, family member or roommate. With counselling support, most students not only resolve their immediate concerns, but also learn useful skills for dealing with future issues. If something is bothering you, there is someone who can help. You are not alone. Our counsellor/therapists offer free confidential, professional counselling. We are here to help you sort things out.  
12. The Faith and Life Centre Go to top of document
Co-ordinator Andre Basson Chaplains Andre Basson (Christian Reformed Church) David Galston (Anglican, Presbyterian, United and Unitarian Churches) Raoul Masseur (Roman Catholic Church) Associate Chaplains Lanz Kurt (Lutheran Tradition) Edward To (Baptist Tradition) David Scott (Orthodox Christian Tradition) Greg Robertson (Roman Catholic Tradition) Mario Becker, Howard Slepkov, Zalman Zaltzman (Jewish Tradition) 905 688 5550, x3134, 3977, 4764 Decew Residence 216 and 217 brocku.ca/campus-ministries Rita Welch Meditation Centre The Rita Welch Meditation Centre is located in A302, next to the Senate Chambers. It was established in memory of Rita Welch, wife of the late Chancellor Robert Welch. The facility is available both for individual meditation and for campus-based groups who wish to use it for spiritual education, gatherings, or discussions. The Meditation Centre can be booked through The Faith and Life Centre. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Othertimes can be arranged. During the academic year a monthly schedule of events is posted in the glass case outside the Centre. Islamic Prayer Room The Islamic Prayer Room is located at R227 on the main floor of the DeCew Residence immediately beside the Multi-Faith Room. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Chaplaincy Lounge The Chaplaincy Lounge is located at the offices of the Faith and Life Centre, DeCew Residence 216. It is available as a meeting space or a discussion area. Please contact The Faith and Life Centre regarding its use.  
I. Rita Welch Meditation Centre Go to top of document
The Rita Welch Meditation Centre is located in A302, next to the Senate Chambers. It was established in memory of Rita Welch, wife of the late Chancellor Robert Welch. The facility is available both for individual meditation and for campus-based groups who wish to use it for spiritual education, gatherings, or discussions. The Meditation Centre can be booked through The Faith and Life Centre. It is open daily from 8 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Other times can be arranged. During the academic year a monthly schedule of events is posted in the glass case outside the Centre.  
II. Islamic Prayer Room Go to top of document
The Islamic Prayer Room is located at R227 on the main floor of the DeCew Residence immediately beside the Multi-Faith Room. It is open 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.  
III. Chaplaincy Lounge Go to top of document
The Chaplaincy Lounge is located at the offices of the Faith and Life Centre, DeCew Residence 216. It is available as a meeting space or a discussion area. Please contact the Faith and Life Centre regarding its use.  
13. University Library Go to top of document
University Librarian Mark Robertson Assistant to the University Librarian Laura Birkett 905 688 5550, x3226 Schmon Tower 214 brocku.ca/library Brock University Library is your portal to a wealth of knowledge. Come into the Library through the Matheson Learning Commons to discover helpful staff, a comfortable cafend spaces for both individual, collaborative and group study. The Library consists of several locations:
- The James A. Gibson Library (including the Matheson Learning Commons) on floors 2, 5, 10 of the Schmon Tower
- The Marketspace and Digital Scholarship Lab in Brock LINC
- The Map, Data and GIS Library in Mackenzie Chown, room C306
- The Archives and Special Collections on the 10th floor of Schmon Tower
Detailed information on the Library's extensive collections, services, and hours is available at brocku.ca/library
 
I. Information Resources Go to top of document
The library website is your portal to discovering the vast array of information resources held by the Library. The physical collection (books, journals, archival materials) are located on floors 5-10 of the Schmon Tower. An extensive collection of online resources such as online journals, e-books, databases, image and sound materials, geospatial and data resources can be accessed directly through the Library's website from both on and off campus. In addition, you can borrow resources from other Canadian libraries through the Library's Interlibrary Loan Service.  
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Getting Help If you need help navigating a library, we are here to help both in person or via online chat. We also offer many help videos, subject and course guides. Staff are available to provide assistance during most hours of library operation. The Library has an active instruction program that is closely integrated with course curriculum.  
III. Map, Data and GIS Library Go to top of document
The Map, Data and GIS Library maintains the map, spatial and numeric/statistical datea collections for the University. The MDG Library provides resources and services that support teaching and research for faculty and students campus wide. Data retrieval and technical support for GIS software are fundamental to the services that the staf provides. MDG Library provides access to geospatial and statistical data, as well as software, such as, ArcGIS, SPSS and SAS. A detailed description of the map and data collections, various subject guides and technical instruction guides for data access and use, are accessible through the website.  
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