Let’s Talk Brock Podcast

Learn more about the Brock Experience

Welcome to the Let’s Talk Brock Podcast, a podcast highlighting the unique stories and experiences of current students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday to learn more about the Brock experience and find out why you should choose Brock.

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Let’s Talk Brock Episode 1 – Maximize Your Brock Experience: Campus Wide Co-Curriculum

Host: Tricia, Current Student – Concurrent Education 
Guest: Jacqueline Harber (BA ‘18), Municipal Advisor – Ontario Public Service 

On today’s show, Tricia is joined by Jacqueline Harber. Jacqueline is a graduate of the Political Science program at Brock and was the first student to complete the Campus Wide Co-Curriculum. Jaqueline discusses her involvement on campus, including working in Recruitment, Student Life, and Brock Recreation, as well as her efforts in spearheading the BU4U Campaign.

Let’s Talk Brock Episode 2 – Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice

Host: Daniel Deschenes – Recruitment Officer, Campus Visitors (BSM 16)
Guest: Professor Angela Book – Psychology 
Guest: Associate Professor Voula Marinos – Child and Youth Studies 
Guest: Associate Professor Matthew Hennigar – Political Science  

 On today’s show, Recruitment Officer Daniel Deschenes is joined by Professor Angela Book (Psychology), Associate Professor Voula Marinos (Child and Youth Studies), and Associate Professor Matthew Hennigar (Political Science) to discuss Brock University’s newest program Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice. 

Let’s Talk Brock Episode 3 – Varsity Hockey & Med Plus

Host: Kylee, Current Student – Concurrent Education 
Guest: Rebekah, Current Student – Medical Sciences

On today’s show, Kylee is joined by Rebekah, a third year Medical Sciences student and member of the Varsity Women’s Hockey Team. Rebekah discusses her experience in the Medical Science program, time as a varsity athlete, her involvement with clubs and research, and the Med Plus program.

Let’s Talk Brock Episode 4 – From Brock to Beechwood Doughnuts

Host: Tricia, Current Student – Concurrent Education 
Guest: Taylor BookCo-OwnerBeechwood Doughnuts (BA 14) 

On today’s show, Tricia is joined by Tayler Book. Tayler is a graduate of the Sociology program and co-owner of the local and famous Beechwood Doughnuts. Tricia and Tayler discuss her experience at Brockstarting her own business, and advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Episode 5 of the Let’s Talk Brock podcast is audio only. Check out the section below for links to Spotify, Apple podcasts or our RSS feed.

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Lets Talk Brock Episode 6 – Med Plus

Host: Tricia, Current Student – Concurrent Education
Guest: Brent, Current Student – Medical Sciences

On today’s show, Tricia is joined by Brent, a fourth year Medical Sciences student. Brent discusses his experience in Med Plus and at Brock, and future plans upon graduating.

Let’s Talk Brock Episode 7 – What Makes Brock Unique

Host: Liam, Current Student – Sport Management  
Guest: Dr. Lynn Wells, Provost and Vice-President – Academic  

On today’s show, Liam is joined by Dr. Lynn Wells, Provost and Vice President – Academic at Brock University to discuss what makes Brock unique, as well as Dr. Wells’ experiences which have led to her current role.  

Let’s Talk Brock Episode 8 – Boxed Cookies and Mental Health

Host: Andrea, Current Student – Political Science
Guest: Cate Basic – Owner, Boxed Cookies (BA ‘15) 

On today’s show, Andrea is joined by Cate Basic. Cate is a graduate of the English Language & Literature program and current owner of Boxed Cookies, a local business in the Niagara Region. Andrea and Cate discuss her experience at Brock and how she is giving back to Brock students and supporting mental health services through her business.

Host: Liam, Current Student – Sport Management
Guest: Alex, Current Student – Medical Sciences 

On today’s show, Liam is joined by Alex, a current student in the Medical Sciences program and a member of the Brock Leader’s Citizenship Society (BLCS). Liam and Alex discuss the uniqueness of student-faculty interactions at Brock, as well as how current high school students can apply to the BLCS.

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Episode 10 of the Let’s Talk Brock podcast is audio only. Check out the section below for links to Spotify, Apple podcasts or our RSS feed.

Host: Tricia, Current Student – Concurrent Education
Guest: Sabrina, Current Student – Concurrent Education 

On today’s show, Tricia is joined by Sabrina, a fourth year Concurrent Education student. Tricia and Sabrina discuss their experience in Concurrent Education and as members of the ICU University World Cup Cheerleading Championship team. Sabrina also talks about Smart Start, our first-year orientation program for incoming students, as well as her experience in the Concurrent Education program.

Host: Andrea, Current Student – Political Science
Guest: Madison, Current Student – Political Science 

On today’s show, Andrea is joined by Madisonsecond year Political Science student. Madison discusses her experience with Law Plus, extracurriculars she has been involved in, and her experience as a Brock student.

Host: Tricia, Current Student – Concurrent Education
Guest: Brittany Stewart – Teacher (BA ‘13, BEd ‘14)

On today’s show, Tricia is joined by Brittany Stewart. Brittany is a high school teacher in Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts and English as well as a Bachelor of Education from Brock University. Brittany discusses her involvement as a student, on-campus jobs, experience teaching abroad, and advice for prospective students and teachers.

Our Team

Daniel Deschenes

Daniel

Recruitment Officer, Campus Visitors (BSM 16)
He/him

Born and raised in Ottawa, Daniel started his journey at Brock in 2012. He is a graduate from the Sport Management program and had various experiential education opportunities both on and off campus throughout his undergraduate degree. Daniel has since returned to the classroom to complete his Bachelor of Education in Adult Education. He found a passion for helping students navigate their journey to and in post-secondary. In his current role at Brock, Daniel oversees the Campus Visit Program and the Brock Ambassador team. He enjoys working with students to share their Brock stories and gain meaningful work experience on campus.

Andrea

Andrea

Political Science
She/her

Andrea is from Essex, Ontario and is currently is a third year Political Science student. Since becoming a Badger in 2018, Andrea has been involved with many clubs, intramurals, and events on campus, including Brock Model United Nations and Brock Pre-Law Society. Recently, Andrea has become a part of the Brock Ambassador team. Being a Brock Ambassador allows her to share her on campus and community experiences and her passion for Brock with prospective students.

Kylee

Kylee

Concurrent Education
She/her

Kylee is in her second year of Concurrent Education and hopes to teach high school Biology upon graduating. While she grew up in Guelph, Kylee has lived in the Niagara region since high school and is a big fan of its beautiful escarpment and many hiking trailsOn campus, Kylee has been involved in tutoring programs, the Con-Ed Student AssociationBrock Power to Change, and most recently, her role as a Brock Ambassador. As an Ambassador, she has developed a passion for engaging in conversation with future students, helping people prepare for their transition to university life, and memorized a plethora of random Brock facts that she can whip out at a moment’s notice. 

Liam

Liam

Political Science
He/him

Liam is in his third year of the Sport Management program at Brock, with a minor in Film Studies, and hoping to add a second minor in History. Liam is originally from Stellarton, Nova Scotia and since moving to Brock he has been involved in a variety of on-campus jobs, clubs, and activities. Liam loves interacting with prospective and incoming students through his roles as a Brock Ambassador and a Smart Start Team Member.

Tricia

Tricia

Concurrent Education
She/her

Tricia is in her fourth year of Concurrent Education Junior/Intermediate with teachable subject in French and a minor in Geography. She is from Oakville, Ontario, and lives in Thorold, Ontario during the school year. Since the beginning of her time at Brock, Tricia has been a member of the Varsity Cheerleading team and has represented both Brock and Team Canada. A highlight of Tricia’s undergraduate experience has been being a part of the Brock Ambassador team and chatting with prospective students about why Brock is the place to be!  

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