Presidents Forum available via Livestream or podcast

The President’s Forum meetings will discuss issues and challenges facing higher education in Ontario.Brock faculty and staff have filled the seats for the President’s Forum meetings being held this week, Feb. 23 and 24.The meetings are taking place in Pond Inlet on Monday Feb. 23 from 3 to 4:30 pm, and on Tuesday Feb. 24 from 9 to 10:30 am.People can also go online to view live-streaming of the events. Simply go to brockvideocentre.brocku.ca, log in with your campus ID, click on the ‘Live Videos’ tab and select ‘The President’s Forum’.Because capacity for live-streaming is limited, the sessions will also be recorded and posted online for later viewing.At the forums, University President Jack Lightstone and Brock’s vice-presidents will offer updates on the current environment of higher education in Ontario, and also hear comments and observations from faculty and staff. read more

Brock on hunt for Scotties volunteers

Volunteers are needed to show future Brock Badgers what school spirit is all about during the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts.The University is a proud Silver Sponsor of the Canadian women’s curling championship event that will take over the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines from Feb. 18 to 26.Enthusiastic Brock ambassadors are being sought to assist with a school program that has invited 3,600 elementary students from 32 schools to experience the national event live.“As a community leader in Niagara, it’s important for Brock University to be engaged and involved with major events happening in our region,” said Gord Hunchak, Brock’s Executive Director of Marketing and Communications.“The Scotties Tournament of Hearts puts Niagara on the national stage, and we are thrilled that Brock is able to support this event.”Helping hands are needed Tuesday, Feb. 21 to Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Twelve volunteers are required each day, two to hand out swag and promote the University at the venue’s Brock booth and 10 to act as escorts for the elementary schools, guiding students from their buses to their event seats and back.Brock students, staff and faculty interested in volunteering can e-mail Amanda Laprise at [email protected] for more information.Students may be eligible for volunteer hours.Additional roles, including mascot and handler positions and general Meridian Centre volunteering, are also available for the tournament.For more information, e-mail Dixie Lorentz at [email protected] read more