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Brock Boarding Pass: March 2014 Edition
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A Note from the Doctor

Welcome to the May edition of the Brock Boarding Pass!

Our team here at IMD has settled back into Niagara and is busy preparing for the 2014-15 school year by scheduling our fall travel, participating in conferences and events, and creating new materials for our prospective students.

This past year, we had the opportunity to pick up boarding passes from 24 countries around the globe. During these visits, we met with prospective students, parents, agents, and partners – and we look forward to welcoming more than a few familiar faces here on the Brock campus in September.

Here, we bring you the story of an international student from Côte d'Ivoire studying Child Health, along with information about our newly redesigned website.

Be sure to stop by our Facebook, Twitter, and our Chinese social media pages, Weibo, RenRen and QQ, to stay updated over the summer on what's happening here at Brock!

Happy Reading!

The IMD Doctor

Brock Visits Worldwide
International Student Spotlight
Yasmina from Cote d'Ivoire

Bonjour! My name is Yasmina and I am a third year Child Health student at Brock University. I come from Côte d'Ivoire, a beautiful coastal West African country and I did my studies in Ghana which is on the south of Côte d'Ivoire.

Studying in Canada is an opportunity for me to have easier access to resources and also be able to get a different educational level than my peers. In turn, I can help children back home and in other developing countries.

I chose Canada because I wanted to be in a bilingual country as French is my first language. The diversity in Canada and the different seasons also influenced my decision to live and study in Canada. While applying to universities, Brock stood out to me because it is situated in a small city (St. Catharines) which is not far from Toronto, Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Also, it was the only university that offered a program with a proportional mixture of courses related to children and health.

I like the small class sizes at Brock, and the warm relationship between students and professors.

As much as I love Canada and Brock, I miss my family a lot and this is the challenging part about schooling in Canada. I have never been away from home for this long but thanks to the improvement in technologies and the internet, I get to talk to my family and see them even though it’s not quite the same. Although being away from family is hard, I became more independent. I think that this is a characteristic everyone should be able to develop as they grow.

Brock doesn’t only offer good programs and education, but also on-campus clubs and organizations are available to students. I am part of a few clubs at Brock namely, Brock Niagara Rotaract, Brock UNICEF, Roots ACS; African Caribbean Society, International Students Association, Brock French Club, Free The Children, Muslim Students Association, and Big Brother Big Sister; In-School Mentor. Each of these clubs have helped me get involved in the Brock and Niagara community, sharpen my interpersonal and communication skills, and broaden my knowledge on different cultures. I have also been able to bring out my creativity and ideas towards helping people mainly children.

If you chose Brock, just know that there are a lot of helpful resources on campus that help students with academics as well as integrating into the Brock community.

BrockU Launches New Website for International Students
New Website

We have launched a new website for future international undergraduate students: brocku.ca/ir

The new site features an improved homepage design, cleaner layout of page content, a site-wide navigation system, and has been integrated with social media channels. It is also accessible through a wider range of web browsers and devices—including mobiles and tablets—and has been designed to meet all relevant accessibility standards.

The site’s new events calendar will enable future students to keep track of important Brock dates and find out where our recruiters will be. The website is available in English and Chinese, with more languages to be added in the future.

The goal of the new website is to make it faster and easier for our guests to navigate and less complicated for us to manage and update. We want to help future students know Brock better.

Events on Campus
Residence Application and Deposit Spring Convocation

Residence Application & Deposit
June 2

June 2, 2014 is the deadline for us to receive the residence application and your residence deposit. The online residence application and instructions are available at brocku.ca/residence.

Spring Convocation
June 3-7

Congrats to our grads! Spring convocation will take place June 3-7, 2014. Please visit brocku.ca/registrar/grad/schedule for specific dates and times.

Counsellor's Day Canada Day

International Counsellor's Day
June 11

We are hosting the 2014 International Counsellor's Day on Wednesday, June 11! This one-day event will give high school guidance counsellors the opportunity to tour our campus, meet with our staff, and tour the Niagara Region. If you are a high school guidance counsellor and would like to attend, please email Yuexin Wang to see if there is room available. 

Canada Day
June 30-July 1

The university will be closed on June 30 and July 1, 2014 for the Canada Day holiday.

Events in the Niagara Region
Niagara VegFest

Niagara VegFest
June 1

Niagara VegFest is an annual event that takes place in downtown St. Catharines and is part of the growing "VegFest" movement in North America. It celebrates the many benefits of a healthy, compassionate, plant-based lifestyle, and showcases exhibitors, vendors, and speakers from the Niagara Region and beyond.

Niagara Folk Arts Festival Springlicious

Folk Arts Festival
May 9 – June 1

Welcome to the Niagara Folk Arts Festival, Canada's oldest continually-running Heritage Festival. This festival is a beautiful blend of the cultures and people that make Canada a nation to be envied.

Springlicious 2014
May 30 – June 1

Springlicious is a uniquely grown festival that will serve up the best Niagara has to offer. Culinary delights, exceptional beers and wines from the Niagara Region, great family entertainment all happening on Queen Street in Niagara Falls.

Falls Fireworks Niagara Falls Comic Con

Falls Fireworks / CocaCola Concert Series
May 9 – October 13

Beginning May 9th, the Falls Fireworks Series started off with a bang with 81 stunning displays over Niagara Falls! Enjoy displays over Niagara Falls every Friday, Saturday, and Holiday until November 30th. All performances begin at 10 PM and are subject to change.

Niagara Falls Comic Con
June 6-8

Features more than 50,000 square feet of comic book vendors, artists, movie cars, memorabilia, celebrities and more to feed your need for all things comic and pop culture related. For more information, visit niagarafallscomiccon.com

IMD Travel Schedule

If we will be in your area and you would like to set up a meeting or have us do a presentation, email us at international@brocku.ca

Our tentative travel schedule for the spring and summer months includes:

>> June 2014

  • Canada
    • Ontario
  • China
  • Thailand
  • United States
    • NYSACAC Conference – Long Island, NY

>> July 2014

  • United States
    • OACAC Conference – Tampa, FL
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