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Brock University

Motto Surgite! (Push On!)
Established 1964
Type Public
Endowment C$17.7 million
Chancellor Ned Goodman
President Jack N. Lightstone
Staff 592
Undergraduates 16,284
Postgraduates 1,169
Location Flag of Canada St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban/Suburban
Mascot Boomer the Badger
Website www.brocku.ca

Brock University is a modern comprehensive university located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It was named for Major General Sir Isaac Brock, who lost his life during the Battle of Queenston Heights in the War of 1812 fought 30 km from the present-day site of the campus. His last words, "Surgite!" ("Push on!"), are the official university motto. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Loonie. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Jack N. Lightstone is the current and 5th serving President and Vice-Chancellor of Brock University in St. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Nickname: Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... This article refers to the British general. ... Combatants Britain United States Commanders Isaac Brock † Roger Sheaffe Stephen Van Rensselaer Strength 1,300 regulars, militia, and natives 6,000 regulars and militia Casualties 14 dead 77 wounded 100 dead 300 wounded 925 captured The Battle of Queenston Heights was a British victory of the War of 1812 which... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ...

Brock offers a wide range of undergraduate programs, with a modest number of graduate and interdisciplinary degree programs. It is located on the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Many of the buildings on campus were designed by the innovative architectural firm, Moriyama and Teshima Architects. The main campus serves a student population of over 17,000 full- and part-time students. Despite unprecedented growth in recent years, which has seen the construction of several multi-million dollar expansion projects, university administration does not seek enrollment beyond the 16,000 full-time student level. A satellite campus used primarily for teacher education is located in Hamilton, Ontario. Rattlesnake Point near Milton, Ontario. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ...

Jack N. Lightstone became the school's president on July 1, 2006. The University Chancellor is Ned Goodman, the investment industry leader and Canadian business builder. Dr. Jack N. Lightstone is the current and 5th serving President and Vice-Chancellor of Brock University in St. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



The university was founded in 1964 as one of a series of universities created in Ontario to handle the undergraduate education of baby boomers. Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... For the video game, see Baby Boomer (video game). ...


Brock offers a large number of undergraduate degree programs, divided under 6 main faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
    • Physical Education and Kinesiology
    • Recreation and Leisure Studies
    • Community Health Sciences
    • Nursing
    • Sport Management
  • Faculty of Business
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
  • Faculty of Education
    • Concurrent Education
    • Pre Service Education
  • Faculty of Humanities
    • Applied Linguistics
    • Canadian Studies
    • Classics
    • Dramatic Arts
    • English Language and Literature
    • Great Books|Liberal Studies
    • History
    • Interactive Arts and Science
    • Intercultural Studies
    • Modern Languages, Literature's and Cultures
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • School of Fine and Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Science
    • Biological Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Earth Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Child and Youth Studies
    • Communications
    • Economics
    • Film Studies
    • Geography
    • Political Science
    • Popular Culture
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Tourism and Environment
    • Women's Studies

At the graduate level, degrees are offered in several arts and sciences disciplines. In addition, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (an institution of the Lutheran Church - Canada is affiliated with the university and offers a four-year Master of Divinity. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary is a seminary of the Lutheran Church - Canada (LCC) affiliated with Brock University and located on that institutions campus in St. ... Logo of Lutheran Church - Canada Lutheran Church – Canada (LCC) was founded in 1988 when the Canadian congregations of St. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ...


The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Brock Badgers. CIS Logo Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... Brock University is a modern comprehensive university located in St. ...

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Brock has the following varsity sports: Image File history File links Brocklogo. ... Image File history File links Brocklogo. ...

In its history, Brock athletic teams have won a combined 45 provincial championships and 24 national championships. This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Sports Cross-country running, a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain Cross-country skiing, a winter sport for skiing Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running... Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice by two teams of four players each. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of his opponent. ...

The Globe and Mail's University Report Card, which is a national survey on student satisfaction, ranked Brock first in several categories and sixth overall among 29 Canadian universities. The Globe and Mail is a large English language national newspaper based in Toronto, Canada, and printed in seven cities across Canada. ...

In Maclean's 2006 University Rankings, Brock ranked fourth in student satisfaction in the primarily undergraduate category. A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ...

Its location in the Niagara Peninsula puts Brock at the center of cool-climate grape and wine research. It carries the distinction of being the only university in Canada to offer an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Oenology and Viticulture - see the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Map of Southern Ontario showing Niagara Peninsula in red The Niagara Peninsula is the portion of Ontario, Canada lying on the south shore of Lake Ontario. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Oenology is the study of wines in general. ... wine grapes Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. ... The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, was established in 1996 and is a partnership with the Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) and the Ontario Grape Growers Marketing Board, now the Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO). ...

In 2003, Brock's Faculty of Business was accredited by the AACSB. Less than 10 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this accreditation, the highest standard in management education. Further, Brock University has become the second university in Ontario to have its Accounting Program officially accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - is the USA based body which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Scotts site can be found at Degree programmes delivered by Management Schools. ...

Student life

The Brock University Students' Union represents all undergraduate students at Brock University. It operates various services and businesses run by students. It is located in the Alumni Students' Centre. The Brock University Students Union, known as BUSU, represents the students at Brock University in St. ...

The Brock Centre for the Arts is located on campus and features two large theatres, The Sean O'Sullivan (537 seats) and The David S. Howes (508 seats). The centre has a strong reputation in the Niagara Region for presenting some of the biggest names in Canadian Arts and Entertainment, Academics, and Politics. Niagara Regional Municipality (2001 population 410,574), also known as Niagara Region, Regional Niagara, or the Regional Municipality of Niagara, is an area covering 12 municipalities, including th cities of Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, St. ...

The School of Fine and Performing Arts owns Rodman Hall, a downtown art gallery and teaching centre. The school is exploring a possible joint venture with the City of St. Catharines to operate a performing arts venue nearby.

The Brock University Students' Union publishes a weekly campus newspaper, The Brock Press. It also operates a radio station, CFBU, which broadcasts 24/7 from its studio in Downtown St. Catharines. The Brock University Students Union, known as BUSU, represents the students at Brock University in St. ... CFBU is the campus radio station of Brock University in St. ... Montebello Park The Old Courthouse, at the corner of James and King streets The downtown core of St. ...

Isaac's is the on-campus pub run by the Brock University Students' Union that hosts a very popular Thursday night event featuring cheap drinks and Top-40 music on the dancefloor. The Brock University Students Union, known as BUSU, represents the students at Brock University in St. ...


The Brock campus uses several buildings for academic purposes, as well as other student purposes.

Arthur Schmon Tower

The flagship building of Brock, this building houses the campus Library, as well as the offices of the University administration.

Thistle Complex

One of the oldest buildings at Brock, contains the majority of the lecture halls on campus, including Thistle 247, which is the largest lecture hall at Brock.

Welsh Hall

Home the faculty of education as well as the David Howes theatre.

Mackenzie Chown Complex

Named for long-time St. Catharines Mayor Mackenzie Chown and originally designed by former Brock Chancellor Raymond Moriyama, the Mac Chown Complex primarly contains seminar rooms and science labs. The Mac Chown Complex also houses the Pond Inlet. Raymond Moriyama (b. ...

Scotiabank Hall

Built in 2001, Scotiabank Hall includes the Computer Commons, the largest computer facility for student use on campus.

Academic South

Completed in 2003, Academic South contains 8 new, state-of-the-art lecture halls as well as offices for the faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Taro Hall

Taro Hall is the home of the Brock Faculty of Business.

Plaza 2006

The newest building at Brock, completed in 2007, Plaza 2006 contains the faculty of social sciences, as well as new computer facilities, seminar rooms and the new Brock bookstore.

East Academic

East Academic is actually 3 smaller buildings that are used primarily as seminar rooms for classes in the Business, ESL, and History faculties.

Walker Complex

The Walker Complex is the athletic complex for Brock University. The Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre, an 8 lane 50m x 18.3m Olympic size competitive swimming pool that features a depth adjustable hydraulic floor in shallow end (0-4 feet), a moveable bulkhead, 5m diving tower, two 1m springboards and two 3m springboards, two Tarzan ropes, and whirlpool (located on pool deck.) The Zone, a 5100 sq. ft. state of the art facility including over 60 pieces of cardio equipment as well as strenght training equipment. Fitness and Dance studios are located on the upper level as are classrooms. The lower level includes the Ian K. Beddis Gymnasium, equipped with drop down curtains that can divide the gymnasium into four separate areas. Each area has one basketball, one volleyball and three badminton courts, that will accommodate recreational activities, intramural sports and Convocation. It is 23,900 square feet with a ceiling height of 30ft. The Beddis gymnasium 200m suspended track that has a rubberized surface. The Bob Davis gymnasium is home to the Badger Basketball, Volleyball and Wrestling teams. This gymnasium is used for a variety of PEKN and ED activity classes during weekdays. Gym 2 is the multipurpose gymnasium. The Leo Leblanc Rowing Centre is the training facility for the Badger varsity rowing teams and the St. Catharines Rowing Club. The eightperson tank allows rowers to simulate on water training. There are outdoor fields, tennis courts and nature trails.


The campus is currently home to 2,391 students, in 6 separate residences. The majority of these are first-year students, though there is a sizable population of upper-year students who live in residence as well. Traditional style residences are serviced by Sodexho food services, who operate the DeCew and Lowenberger Dining Halls, and are also responsible for a number of other miscellaneous residence tasks as well.

DeCew Residence

DeCew is the oldest of the Brock Residences (1969. DeCew contains 411 beds in a traditional residence style building. The majority of the rooms are double-rooms (room-mates), though there are also four single-rooms on each floor as well. Each floor typically houses 12 students who share two common living areas and two washrooms. These washrooms are normally divided male/female, except for one (as of 2006) residence 'house' which is female-only. DeCew Residence also houses the DeCew Dining Hall, which services DeCew, Vallee, and Earp Residences. This residence does not have any elevators and is 5 floors

DeCew Residence is divided into 10 'houses' of approximately 42 students each, each with its own mascot. The residence houses include: Keefer Camels , Fitzgibbon Paws, Cruickshank (Dolphins), Hunter (Monsters), Holmes (Flamingos), Shickluna (Lions, formerly male only), Simcoe (Angels, female only), MacDonnel (Dragons), St. Julien (Moose), and Brant (Bulldogs). The Head Resident lives in the basement of Stairwell 17.

Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence

Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence, commonly referred to simply as Vallee, is another traditional-style residence which o the laundry machines, maintenance closets, and a suite for the Head Resident. Students in this residence share a washroom with one other person and while this affords more privacy to the students living there, it also means that, unlike DeCew, students have to clean their own washrooms.

The residence is divided into 6 halls: Mack (Mallards), Egerton (Huskies), Bradley (Armadillos), Dufferin (G'Nomes), Renaud (Tiggers), and Yeo (Crusaders).

Alan Earp Residence

Earp Residence was officially opened in 2001, and is home to 255 students. The building is very similar to Vallee Residence, in that all of its rooms are single-rooms with a washroom shared between two students. Like Vallee, Earp is a five-story building, with the basement housing maintenance equipment and laundry facilities. The Head Resident lives in a room adjacent to the lobby.

Alan Earp Residence is divided into 5 floors: MacDougall (Groundhogs), Doherty (Phoenix), Sheaffe (Titans), Secord (Barracudas), and Merritt (Wizards).

Arnie Lowenberger Residence

Arnie Lowenberger Residence is the newest of Brock University's residences, and officially opened midway through 2003. The building endured some controversy, as it was not completed on time and all 311 of the students who were supposed to live in it had to be put up in nearby hotels for several weeks until the building could be completed. Since then, it has become known lovingly as the Berg by those who call it home. The residence building is named for Dr. Arnie Lowenberger, Professor emeritus, past Athletic Director and Dean of Physical Education. Dr. Lowenberger was the first Director of Residences for Brock University.

Lowenberger differs from Vallee and Earp Residences in terms of washrooms. Rather than being entirely composed of single-rooms, Lowenberger is a combination of single- and double-rooms, which are paired up with a washroom. Thus, each washroom in the building is shared between three students. Lowenberger also houses the Lowenberger Dining Hall, and the Head Resident lives in a room adjacent to the lobby.

Lowenberger is divided into 5 halls: East 100/200s (Ravens), West 200s (Stars), East 300s (Coyotes), West 300s (Wolves), and East 400s (Hawks).

Village Residence

Village Residence currently contains 888 beds for students. It was originally opened in 1989, though expansions followed in 1993, 1998, and 2002. It is one of Brock's two non-traditional style residences, where 5 students in three single-rooms and one double-room share a common living space, as well as a kitchen. Village is not serviced by Sodexho food services, though students living there have the option of purchasing meal plans to use at either of the Dining Halls.

As of 2006, Village is divided into 3 areas, North, South, and West, and each area has 4 courts in it.

Village North is composed of Court 1 (Dittrick Spartans), Court 5 (Kirby Cows), Court 6 (Carnochan Killer Whales) and Court 12 (Bennet Broncos).

Village South is composed of Court 7 (Petrie Pirates), Court 8 (Wetherald Wabbits), Court 9 (Hainer Hammerheads) and Court 4 (Tubman Polar Bears).

Village West is composed of Court 2 (Theal Eagles), Court 3 (Lampman Dinos), Court 10 (Currie Chameleons) and Court 11 (Green Gators).

Quarry View Residence

Quarry View Residence opened in the fall of 2003, along with Lowenberger. It contains 288 beds, which are divided into 3- or 4-person units entirely in single-rooms. Quarry View, like Village, is a non-traditional residence where students have a common living area and kitchen.

Quarry View Residence is divided into 6 blocks: Block 1 Musketeers, Block 2 Mavericks, Block 3 Yellow Baboons, Block 4 Martians, Block 5 Sea Otters, and Block 6 Renegades.

Notable alumni

  • Rick Campanelli
  • Kyle Rae
  • Dr. Karl Kaiser, one of Canada's pre-eminent winemakers who introduced icewine to oenophiles around the globe as a founder of Inniskillin Wines. [1]
  • Dr. Andy Panko, currently the President of Brownfield Revolution in Niagara-on-the-Lake. [2]
  • Don Fearnside
  • Mr. Robert Neill. He and his partners successfully manage the largest accounting firm based in the Niagara region, Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP. [3]
  • Dr. Ian D. Beddis. For the last 20 years, Dr. Beddis has been a leader in Calgary's investment industry. He has served on many national industry boards and has held the position of Chairman of the Alberta Stock Exchange and Chairman of the Alberta District of the Investment Dealers Association. [4]
  • Joshua D. Learn, MBA, Director of Customer Service Representative Operations, CIBC
  • Carey Assaf, Obesity Specialist
  • Stephen Joys, Gynecologist Researcher at the Ontario Ministry of Health

Rick Campanelli (born January 5, 1970) was the winner of the 1994 MuchMusic Temp contest. ... Kyle Rae is a city councillor for Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale in Toronto, Canada. ...


Brock University hosted the St. Catharines Wine Tasting of 2005, in which Canadian wines outscored several French wines in blind tasting by 51 tasters from the Canadian wine industry. The St. ... Areas of grape cultivation in Canada While most of Canada is too cold for grape growing, Canadian wine is produced in Southern Ontario and southern British Columbia. ... French gastronomy France is one of the oldest wine producing regions of Europe. ...

The school has the third-highest increase in external research funding in all of Canada.

It is the only school in Canada and internationally to offer the program MICA (Mathematics Integrated with Computing and Applications).

See also

The Brock University Students Union, known as BUSU, represents the students at Brock University in St. ... The province of Ontario, Canada is home to the following universities: Brock University (St. ...

External links

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Brock University graduates continue to enjoy one of the highest employment rates of all Ontario universities at 97.2 percent.
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Brock students can expect the close, personal attention of a dedicated faculty and the opportunity to explore their academic interests through participation in seminars and labs.
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