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At Brock, we are dedicated to exceptional service.
In fact, Maclean’s Magazine has ranked us top four in Canada for student satisfaction.

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Aboriginal Student Services

As part of the Student Success Centre, Aboriginal Student Services is focused on providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for Aboriginal students and visitors to our campus.

Our goal is to help all Aboriginal students, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, make the transition to the Brock University community, and to provide support and resources to enhance their academic success and cultural identity at Brock. We recognize that the transition may be difficult due to differing cultures and perspectives. We offer social and academic supports in a culturally sensitive manner to encourage Aboriginal students to maintain their identity within the university setting. We also work closely with Aboriginal community partners to enhance the success of both current and prospective students.

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CHECK OUT OUR Aboriginal Student Services PRESENTATION

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Admissions

The Office of the Registrar welcomes new and current students to Brock University. We offer resources and support to ensure a successful university experience. Learn more about applying to and attending Brock.

CHECK OUT OUR Admissions PRESENTATION

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Looking for more information on transferring to Brock?

Questions about your offer of admission?

We’re here to help! Send us a message and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Looking to transfer to Brock?

If you’re transferring from a Canadian college or University, we’re happy to offer virtual on-the-spot admissions appointments.

Alumni

Your connection to Brock does not end with graduation. As a lifelong member of the Brock University Alumni Association, you are part of a network of more than 100,000 alumni! The Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) is an autonomous organization championed and governed by a volunteer board of directors. The alumni association represents the interests of all Brock alumni and acts as an advocate on their behalf, creates opportunities for alumni to stay engaged with the Brock community and recognizes our collective success.

Meet some of our exceptional alumni

Student awards for children of alumni

Every year, we give out two awards — one at the undergraduate level, and one at the graduate level — to entering students whose parents are alumni of Brock University.

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD:

This award will be made to an entering undergraduate student at Brock University in any area of study who has a parent who is an alumnus of Brock University. Students on a Brock tuition waiver are not eligible for this award.

GRADUATE AWARD:

This award is made annually to an entering full-time, domestic graduate student at Brock University based on academic merit, in any area of study, who has a parent who is an alumnus of Brock University and/or who has graduated from Brock University themselves.

Brock Recreation

Brock Recreation provides innovative, engaging, and high quality experiences in sport and recreation for the Brock University community and beyond.

We aim to engage students through diverse opportunities that develop lifelong skills for growth and advancement, provide access to committed student leaders who are actively engaged in building a stronger community, strive for barrier-free and inclusive environments that promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle and offer programs and support services that produce healthy living, skill development, life skills and fun!

The Zone Expansion

The Zone fitness centre is tripling in size and will be ready during the 2020-21 academic year. Take a sneak peek at the construction, and a rendering of the updated facility!

Our Facilities

People staying active

Brock Sports — We are the Badgers

Few institutions in Canada have achieved Brock’s high level of athletic achievement. Our athletes, coaches and staff are all recognized as leaders in sport.

Looking for some light reading?

I want to play on a team — who do I contact?

Brock University Students’ Union

It is the mission of the Brock University Students’ Union to effectively represent undergraduate students to all relevant stakeholders and to enhance the benefits of attending Brock University by providing a variety of programs, opportunities, and services while creating an atmosphere and culture of acceptance, inclusion, and tolerance.

Check out the BUSU presentation

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BadgerFest — O-Week 2019

Frost Week 2020

Campus Security

Brock University Campus Security Services is comprised of sworn Peace Officers who work in close partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service. Our peace officers are appointed by the Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board.

It is our intention to provide you with important information regarding personal safety, crime prevention tips, community-oriented policing initiatives and messages to allow you to be informed of what is happening on our campus.

Brock University is a safe campus but is not immune to criminal activity or those looking to cause disruptions. We are fortunate that the main campus is located away from the downtown core of St Catharines. We are surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment, a lake and power generating waterfall. There are only two roads entering the campus and to leave you must take one of those roads. To leave, there is no transiting through.

Yes, students can contact Campus Security via phone, email, or via the Brock Safety App and request an escort to their vehicle from the closest road access to their current location. Officers will attend and drive them to their destination. Off campus destinations are limited to the East Campus and our rented Lofts building 9 area.

The best way to stay informed about things occurring that may impact the main campus or the Marilyn Walker School, is to download the Brock Safety App. This App is free and not only provides valuable tools useful to students, but will be our way of notifying students, staff, faculty and parents of significant incidents on campus. We are currently working on enhancing this safety app and hope to be rolling it out later this spring/summer. Parents and students will also have the option of opting in for a laptop and text message (SMS) notifications.

Campus Security Logo

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Campus Store

We are a not-for-profit University Bookstore that endeavours to distribute required course material at the lowest possible price to students, while operating a comprehensive University Campus Store packed with textbooks, school supplies, computers, Brock and Badger clothing and gifts for the Brock community.

Take 10% off your online purchase

Badgers get 10% off all Brock branded merchandise by using the coupon code FUTUREBADGER

Co-op, Career and Experiential Education

Gain a competitive edge. In today’s labour market, having graduated with experience and career knowledge will give you a critical advantage. At Brock, we pride ourselves on integrating experience into your studies by offering a rigorous co-op program and a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in your academic program. Work with our career team to successfully translate your experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, as you launch yourself into your career.

Co-op
You’ll combine traditional undergraduate programming with relevant paid work experience in alternating terms.

Career
Explore careers, build your network and learn how to best position your experiences and skills for career readiness and success.

Experiential
We’re here to help you put theory into practice through hands on, meaningful learning opportunities in your academic courses.

We're more than just these three offices

The services and opportunities you’ll receive through Co-op, Career and Experiential Education are all around and throughout your degree at Brock.

Co-op Education

The path to a successful career starts in one of Canada’s most diverse co-op programs. Co-op at Brock gives you the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations. Our students test their skills daily, gaining experience and an edge in a global economy.

CHECK OUT our Co-op PRESENTATION

Co-op student profiles

Take a look at where we had our Co-op work term placements in 2019

Co-op student spotlights

Co-op student of the year winners

Career Education

We specialize in building connections between students and employers; campus and industry; education and work. The Career Education team helps students navigate career opportunities and develop career goals while supporting employers with their campus hiring strategies and building a pipeline of talent for their organizations.

What can I do with my degree?

Degree Exploration Guides are displayed on our website and are broken down by faculty.

What resources do you offer?

Career Education is here for you every step of the way — find out more about our offerings.

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Plus Programs

Brock offers a number of co-curricular programs aimed at giving our students the skills they need to succeed in their chosen field of study and subsequent careers.

Med Plus
Interested in pursuing a career in health care? Med Plus is a four-year non-credit program which runs concurrently with students’ academic study.

Learn more about Med Plus

Law Plus
Interested in pursuing a career in the legal field? Law Plus is a four-year non-credit program which runs concurrently with students’ academic study.

Learn more about Law Plus

Fit Link
Interested in pursuing a career in health rehabilitation? Fit Link is a one-year co-curricular program which runs concurrently with students’ academic study.

Learn more about Fit Link

Lab Links to Careers
Lab Links to Careers: Understand skills you are learning and demonstrating in labs.

Learn more about Lab Links to Careers

Watch our Plus Programs webinar

Check out our Med Plus profiles

Check out our Law Plus profiles

Experiential Education

Experiential education engages students in first-hand experiences in order to develop skills, clarify values, contribute to local and global communities, and make learning come alive. Twenty different types of experiential opportunities are built into the University’s courses — from labs and simulations to practicums and internships.

Liam Chisholm, Sport Management Year 4 Internship

This experience is giving me a competitive advantage as I am able to gain real world experience while completing my bachelor’s degree.
So far, the most valuable aspect of my experience is networking with so many industry professionals.

Victoria Dewar, Sport Management Year 3 Field Placement

As part of the SPMA 3P02: Sport Management Field Work course, I was fortunate enough to get to return to the role of Social Media Coordinator for the Brock University Women’s Hockey team for the 2019-20 season. This experience allowed me to apply concepts learned in my Sport Marketing and Sport Public Relations classes in the industry all while still at Brock.

As the Social Media Coordinator for Brock University’s Women’s Hockey team, I was tasked with managing the team’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook profiles for the season. In addition, I gathered content to post on these accounts by taking photos at games and captruing game feed from OUA.TV. My responsibilites included live-tweeting home and road games on Twitter, as well as posting game photos and end of game scores on Instagram and Facebook. One of my achievements in this role is increasing the Instagram following to over 1200 this season.

The most valuable aspect of my experience was being able to share the player’s success with the greater community. Being able to highlight their first OUA goals, their graduation, triumphant returns from injuries, clinching the playoffs, as well as Brock Sports and OUA Honours has been so rewarding. Being able to make a post and then step back and watch the online community, their families, and their friends shower them with praise and support was incredible.

Katherine Scully, Medical Sciences Year 4 Field Experience

I have been fortunate to be involved in many experiential education programs at Brock, including field experience working within the hospital through the Interprofessional Education for Quality Improvement Program (I-EQUIP) program, as well as hands-on experience working at the Brock-Niagara Centre for Well-Being through the HeartStrong Cardiac Rehab practicum. This experience connects classroom learning content with real-world experience, and when you connect with real patients it inspires you to do better in the classroom.

My role in the I-EQUIP program as a student researcher was to research protocols used in other Ontario hospitals to develop a more patient-focused approach to the discharge process at Niagara Health. This included running focus groups with the Niagara Health Engagement Network, interviewing staff and working in collaboration with surgical staff and physicians to create a patient-focused discharge summary.

This experience has further supported my goal of working in a healthcare setting because I have seen first-hand the impact quality improvement has had on patient care and it has inspired me to continue studying to becoming a physician.

Arhama Ahmad, Year 2, Public Health Field Experience

As part of a class project focused on Health Promotion, my group and I chose Jumpstart, an organization that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in physical activities. My experience visiting and working on this project helped me see the many little things that can be done to change a kids life. They talked about kids that went on to compete and earn money and help make themselves financially stable. They were able to achieve secondary level education through sports scholarships. So much impact from just being able to play a physics activity. This experience connected me with my academic program because it showed me a real life experience of health promotion. It showed me how important this line of work is and how it can help someone throughout their life.

Brooke Petrie, year 5, Therapeutic Recreation Practicum

I was in placement with SNAP at Brock. This program is a pedagogical based program and allowed me to think of different activities based on the participants abilities in needs which directly ties into recreation and leisure. We find an intervention that works best for them and adapt it where needed. Much like at SNAP. I helped with set up and take down of equipment, I assisted and lead activities, I was responsible for my participant and ensuring their needs are met and that they are having fun, I had to work as a team with others, be able to pick up on when my participant was unhappy or having a bad day and trying to turn that around.

I developed skills such as problem-solving, team work, how to communicate in different ways, being able to adapt quickly, thinking on the spot, creativity, and empathy. It has helped tremendously. When applying for summer internships relating to kids who have disabilities it shows I have experience in a similar field. I also got to learn a lot about myself in the process and became a better person for it.

photos from some of our current experiential learning courses

Check out some of Brock’s Experiential Education opportunities across the world

Dining Services

Dining Services at Brock University provides a wide range of products and services to students, staff, faculty and the community. We are committed to providing seamless and comprehensive services and choices while supporting a healthy and sustainable university environment.

Questions about meal plans?

We’ve put together this 1-page document outlining all of the meal plan programming for the 2020-21 academic year.

Student smiling with meal
Students smiling with meal

Human Rights and Equity Services

We are a resource for all Brock community members to provide information, education, assistance, and advice on issues related to human rights, harassment, discrimination and bullying.

Human Rights and Equity works with many other departments and services on campus to prevent harassment and discrimination from occurring and to quickly address incidents as they arise. We assist community members with issues of harassment and discrimination and help guide them to understand the range of options available to resolve the situation.

Looking for more information?

We’ve put together a presentation outlining everything that Human Rights and Equity Services is involved with at Brock University.

Welcome to Brock International

Discover a university experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Future Students

Watch our future student presentation

Why Niagara?

Opportunities and Experiences

Check out our presentation to learn more about the services available to international students, international mobility options and more.

Library

Academic libraries are often described as being the “heart” or “crossroads” of a university, and Brock’s Library is no exception. These metaphors capture the Library’s central role in the life of the academic community. The Library is a place where students and scholars come together to learn, share and develop ideas across the boundaries of academic departments and disciplines. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or community member, the Library is a catalyst for exploration, discovery and knowledge creation.

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Tour our Makerspace

Take a 3D tour of our Makerspace

Ombuds Office

Brock’s Ombuds Office is an independent and impartial body for conflict resolution and confidential service. It does not intervene in matters covered by a collective agreement, unless all parties consent to the Ombudsperson’s informal involvement.

Residence

Residence is more than just a place to live; it is your home away from home. We accommodate almost 2,500 students in eight residence complexes. We offer four styles of residence living: traditional, semi-suite, suite and townhouse style.

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Questions about residence?

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Student Accounts and Financial Aid

Student Accounts administers student accounts, including assessment of fees and preparation of receipts and tax documents. Processing payments and general inquiries are done at Brock Central on the third floor of the Schmon Tower.

Financial Aid helps students fund their education through government and university assistance programs, and to recognize student excellence.

Need more information about tuition costs?

Do you have questions about OSAP?

Student Life and Community Experience

Student Life and Community Experience provides opportunities for everyone in the Brock community to be active and engaged at Brock and within its surrounding communities.

We facilitate engagement opportunities for Brock students that encourage extra-curricular and co-curricular learning experiences and that enrich the communities at Brock, in Niagara, and beyond. Our programs and services support Brock students’ development and success.

ExperienceBU and the Campus-wide co-curriculum

Campus-wide Co-curriculum:
Why is it a good opportunity?

More information about
ExperienceBU

Experience.
Your first year at Brock.

First Year Experience Slide

Faith and Life

Faith and Life provides both religious and secular opportunities for friendships, education, counseling, critical thinking about religion, and personal growth.

The Faith and Life Centre now finds its home in one of the most beautiful spaces on campus, Alphie’s Trough. Set into the escarpment, right on the Bruce Trail, the FLC is a peaceful escape from the bustle of the University campus. You can find us right at the end of Thistle hallway, headed South down the hill.

The Centre is a space for all students, and all student clubs – religious or otherwise. Part of the space is designated as a drop-in quiet study space, while the other half is primarily used for religious practices, i.e. prayer groups, Bible studies, and discussion groups.

Student Success

We know that the path to success is different for everyone, and we’re here to help students find the way that works best for them. We offer a focused and engaging learning environment with academic and cultural supports that empower students as they work towards their educational goals.

Our team has designed services and resources to meet a variety of student needs. A-Z Learning Services can help students with academic and life skills development through workshops, private consultations, online resources, and tutoring. We’ve got the resources to help every student grow academically and personally. Come in and discover what you can do!

Student Life

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Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre

The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre at Brock is made up of several parts.

  • Student Accessibility Services allows students to connect with an accessibility professional.
  • Personal Counselling Services allows students to discuss their personal and/or social difficulties with a counsellor.
  • Student Health Services is our on-campus medical clinic where students can meet with a nurse or doctor.
  • The HUB is a space where students can drop in to chat about ways to improve their overall health and wellness.

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More information on Student Accessibility Services

Our priorities are to support and foster independence in students with accessibility needs; advocate for accessibility for students; and provide resources and education opportunities for staff and faculty to ensure a welcoming environment in compliance with Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) guidelines and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Frequently asked questions

Congratulations on your acceptance to Brock! We look forward to working with you. New students can complete the new student registration form, which can be found here.

Once we receive your registration form, we will follow-up with you via email, so please be sure to monitor your email regularly. We strongly suggest that you complete the SAS registration form after accepting your offer to Brock to ensure you are setup with supports for September.

Accommodations are based on individual documented needs. Our office will review your documentation of disability as per our requirements/guidelines and make recommendations regarding approved accommodations.

Kindly submit your documentation (see “Documentation guidelines”) to our Transition Coordinator to begin the review process. Once documentation is reviewed, we will meet with you to further discuss next steps. If you are unsure if your documentation meets our requirements or are outdated, please submit the documentation that you do have at this time and we will review it.

An IEP on its own is not considered formal documentation at the post-secondary level. An IEP can be submitted as a starting point, but we do require further documentation as per our guidelines (see “Documentation guidelines”). Please feel free to submit your IEP to start the conversation with Student Accessibility Services.

If you would like to discuss academic accommodations should you decide to accept an offer of admissions to attend Brock, then you need to contact Student Accessibility Services. Please reach out by connecting with our Transition Coordinator/Student Service Coordinator: sasnewstudent@brocku.ca or 905-688-5550, ext: 5357 or ext:6675.

Please Note: Even though we are working remotely at this time, we are monitoring our email and checking our voicemail regularly and will respond to you as soon as possible.

If you have questions for Student Accessibility Services before accepting an offer or during the application process, please feel free to reach out at any time. More information can be found at our website.

We recommend that you make contact as soon as possible after accepting your offer to Brock. This provides the opportunity to have questions answered and documentation submitted so an appointment can be arranged.

Please be advised that we typically meet with our new students between the summer months of May to August to discuss our services, review documentation, and discuss accommodations. Please also be advised that we also meet with new students during the Smart Start Program.

More information can be found regarding our partnership with Smart Start at our website.

Our service, Student Accessibility Services (SAS), provides services and supports to foster an equitable educational experience for students with disabilities and assist them in achieving their academic goals. We facilitate academic accommodations and provide supports to students with a documented permanent disability or temporary ongoing medical, mental health and/or cyclical health condition which is affecting academic functioning. Services and accommodations are determined on an individual basis. We work collaboratively with the student. Our goal is to support students as they self-advocate in the post-secondary adult learning environment.

We prefer to meet with all of our new students in-person. We typically meet with all of our new students during the summer and again in September. If you are unable to come to campus prior to September than we can set up an initial phone appointment.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are not doing any in person appointments at this time, however, we are more than happy to connect with you over the phone, by email or by video chat. Please reach out to sasnewstudent@brocku.ca to make appointment arrangements. For the most current COVID19 updates please see https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/

Our office provides academic accommodations and does not specifically recommend accommodations in residence. You are encouraged to contact the department of residence and identify accommodation needs. Students can indicate on their residence application that they are a student with a disability.

Residence will require documentation of disability by the June 1st deadline. If you have made contact with Student Accessibility Services and provided documentation to SAS prior to June 1st, then you do not need to provide additional documentation to Residence. With your consent, we can work with Residence to confirm your needs. Please do be sure to identify as a student with a disability on the residence application form.

Additional questions regarding Residence can be directed to: res@brocku.ca or 905- 688-5550, ext: 3370.

No, your high school does not need to contact SAS. It is the student’s responsibility to reach out to SAS to start the process of registering with our office.

Documentation can be submitted via email, by fax: 905-688-7260 or by mail to: Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2S 3A1
Attn: Mary Ann Tierney, Transition Coordinator- Student Accessibility Services

Please note: Our staff are currently working remotely during the COVID19 state of emergency. We ask therefore to submit documentation by electronic means to: sasnewstudent@brocku.ca

For the most current COVID19 updates please see https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Mary Ann or Bobbie with Student Accessibility Services, sasnewstudent@brocku.ca, via our on-line chat, or 905-688-5550, ext: 5357 or ext: 6675.

Please Note: Even though we are working remotely at this time, we are monitoring our email and checking our voicemail regularly and will respond to you as soon as possible.

Even if you don’t have any questions, we appreciate you connecting with us so we can welcome you to Brock and make arrangements to meet with you over the summer.

Summer Orientation Programs

Brock University’s Summer Orientation Programs for new students are committed to providing you with all of the information you will need to successfully begin your studies at Brock this fall.

Throughout our Summer Orientation Programs, you will learn about student supports and services, ways to be successful, connecting to campus life and the community, course registration support and our academic environment. You will also have the opportunity to engage with upper year students and other new students!

Full programming will be available in July 2020.

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