Raising money for Lung Cancer research, one haircut at a time
Over the past few weeks, fifth–year Brock University student Guy Delorme has been busy fundraising for his campaign ‘No Mo Flo,’ which seeks to raise money and awareness in support of Lung Cancer. Delorme’s mother had first developed a tumor in her throat when she was only 18 years old, but was able to continue living a normal life due to radiation, as the doctors believed the problem had been taken care of.
Former Badger goalie Mark Yetman sentenced to 2 years for sexual assault
After over four years since the incident, the trial is closed and Mark Yetman, of Newfoundland, has been found guilty on two counts of sexual assault, and subsequently sentenced 2 years (less a day) in prison. The former goalie for the Brock Badgers was charged and arrested in January 2010 on two counts of sexual assault and choking, and one of uttering threats.
Building connections through mentorship communities
As another academic term comes to a close, you may find yourself wondering “how exactly did I actually get through this year?” Well congrats, you did, and the Mentorship Plus program would like for you to pass on any knowledge of school survival to incoming first year students entering Brock in the Fall of 2013.
International partnership: BU & UB
Brock University and the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, have made the decision to team up in order to create a graduate studies program that essentially transcends borders. The two universities, which will renew a partnership to foster joint research and educational initiatives, have established a Master’s program in Canadian and American studies that is set to begin in September 2013.
Back by popular demand: The Puppy Room
With the second round of midterms, final assignments and exam preparations taking over the academic agendas of Brock students, it’s not unusual for students to be experiencing higher levels of stress than normal. But when the typical breaks for food, internet access or the gym just won’t do it, it’s time to call in backup.
Student Life Referendum asks for additional $20 per credit from students
Brock students are being called upon once again to vote on behalf of the final round of BUSU elections. Following the previous election, which saw an exceptionally high voter turnout of 27.4 per cent, this latest vote is in regards to student representation on the University senate and board of trustees and referenda.
Battle of the cold: 5 days vs. the homeless
From Sunday March 10 until Friday March 15, approximately 20 Brock students from all years and programd of study took part in the Five Days for Homeless Campaign; a movement aimed at increasing awareness of homelessness and raising money for local organizations that support families and individuals in need.1 comment
Experience the World: Global Transitions
GT is a type of gap year program that gives students the opportunity to travel to Africa to gain hands on learning experience working in Ghana. While abroad, students volunteer in one of three areas that best fits their interests: education, health promotion or social justice and they live right on the campus at the University of Ghana.
Student initiative drives community success
Brock University would like to welcome back the Brenden Ford Run for Success, which will be held on Saturday April 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The run will originate from the Museum, Lock 3 on the Welland Canal Parkway. The shorter 5K track features a scenic trail for runners to enjoy, while the path for the 10k individuals has an assigned detour as the path along the Canal is currently under construction until April 30.
Super Spring at Brock
This Spring, Brock University is reaching out to students by meeting their request for more variety and a larger selection of courses offered in the summer. The University is introducing a new “Super Spring” initiative which allows for more course access than ever before, with all academic Faculties participating.