Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula in St. Catharines, Ont., Brock University is the only Canadian university with the distinction of being part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The University offers strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary degree programs that include co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to a student population of more than 17,000.
Brock University graduates continue to enjoy one of the highest employment rates of all Ontario universities at 96.5 per cent. Brock celebrates the success of its 60,000 graduates who apply their degrees to careers throughout Canada and around the world.
The quality of education at Brock University continues to score high marks with students who gave the University a grade of A- in the Globe and Mail's 2007 University Report Card.
Our commitment to the individual student and to the highest standards of teaching and research excellence is reflected in the growing numbers applying to Brock. The percentage increase in student applications to Brock continues to rise and is one of the highest among Ontario universities.
Brock students can expect the close, personal attention of a dedicated faculty and the opportunity to explore their academic interests, in collaboration with graduate students, through participation in seminars and labs. They can also take advantage of a growing number of international partnerships that the University continues to foster and develop each year, providing rich experiences in a diverse range of cultures and geographic areas.
The University is expanding the number of programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is introducing new co-op programs across all Faculties. Brock offers one of the largest selections of co-op programs in Canada.
To meet an increasing demand for a Brock education, more than $114 million in construction has been committed or commissioned to expand the campus. Over the last few years, the University completed construction of student residences and the Plaza building, home of a new campus store, academic space, and the Jack and Nora Walker Canadian Centre for Lifespan Development Research, a facility unique in Canada. The University is currently renovating its library space to accommodate the Learning Commons, an inviting learning space of more than 20,000 square feet where physical surroundings and student services will converge to create an environment that supports the informal and social dimensions of learning. The area is expected to be completed in early 2008.
The University also operates a campus in Hamilton, Ont, that is used primarily for teacher education.
Brock serves the Niagara region as a cultural, academic and recreational centre and offers the community excellent facilities for people of all ages. We are also dedicated to fostering an environment that serves our community both within and outside of Brock. By encouraging campus engagement in volunteer and community events, we are committed to building our community.
The Brock campus is a friendly and inclusive environment. The park-like setting of the University, with its wide-open spaces, offers a number of outdoor activities at any time of year.
Opened in 1964, Brock was named for Maj.-General Sir Isaac Brock, who lost his life at Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. His last words are said to be, "Surgite! Push on!" — which have become the University's motto.