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Brock U Awards and Bursaries From: Mandy Caughlin (mcaughlin@brocku.ca) Sent: 2014-01-24 11:07:32
Brock Boarding Pass: January 2014 Edition
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A Note from the Doctor
The IMD Doctor

Welcome to the first Boarding Pass of 2014!

We would like to wish all of our partners and students a Happy New Year, whether you celebrate the New Year at the beginning of January, the beginning of February, or anywhere else in between.

A New Year brings new scholarship and award opportunities for future Brock students. Applications for awards are now open, so please read on to find out more about deadlines for future students.

This month, among other things, we bring you the story of an international student from St. Maarten studying Biological Sciences. As you will read, despite the cold weather in Southern Ontario, this student from a sub-tropical island in the West Indies is warming things up for all of us!

And as always, please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date on the world at Brock and Brock in the world.

Happy Reading!

The IMD Doctor

International Student Spotlight

Judith from St. MaartenHi, my name is Judith and I am currently in my last year at Brock majoring in Biological Sciences.
I hail from the beautiful tropical island of St. Maarten, where I grew up. On my island there are 37 golden sandy beaches, it's sunny all year round and it is a very diverse mini island. Literally, all of the beaches on my island have their own unique and rich style. I sometimes refer to it as a "mini Toronto, minus the snow."

Besides being so far away from my family, I knew that adjusting to the winter season would become another challenge of mine. The winter can be very nice when all the trees are covered in snow and you are able to make snow angels for the very first time. Canada has definitely been a wakeup call for me and helped me to realize how blessed I am with everything that I have. It has helped me to become a stronger person, more independent and has taken me out of my comfort zone, which led me to try out new things.

The Biological Sciences Department here at Brock has state of the art equipment where you gain the vital skills needed to move further into your studies. Even though Brock is a huge campus, your professors and even the Teacher's Assistants make it their duty to know you by name. I not only choose Canada because of Brock, but also because they are so diverse and it has always been a dream of mine to move to Canada for my tertiary education. Unfortunately, at the end of my studies I will be moving back home because that’s where my family is.

Even though I love my program, it was not all about school for me. I love helping and giving back to people, especially the children. That is why I volunteered at the Big Brother and Big Sister of St. Catharines and became a mentor to a young student at a primary school. I had absolutely no idea what one hour every week could do to a child's life.

Time Management, Writing Multiple Choice Exams, Exam preparation were among some of the workshops that Brock offers free of charge, which I attended and was a great help through-out my years at Brock and I was able to achieve my Certificate for Success. I also attended a Bronze Leadership program that not only increased my self-esteem, but I was able to apply that with my mentee and the many people I encountered on a daily basis. Brock University really does take care of their students. They were not kidding when their motto said "Both Sides of the Brain."

My tip for international students coming to Canada is to be prepared for a winter wonderland. Now my tips for any international student coming to Brock: come with an open mind, get to know the people in the International Department because they are a great source of information, be prepared to make friends and just work hard. Good luck and have fun!

Program Spotlight: Student Awards and Financial Aid

Scholarship Application Deadline - March 31stApplications for Awards and Bursaries at Brock are now open. Students have until March 31st to fill out their application. At Brock you only need to fill in one application in order to be considered for Awards and Bursaries, the Student Awards Department then determines which awards you are eligible for!

The Brock entrance scholarships are one of the largest awards available at Brock and are open to all new incoming students from anywhere in the world! There is no application required, and they are guaranteed to any student that meets the grade requirements. As an extra incentive this year Brock is offering an iPad to students with a 90% average and above! Check out more about this deal!

There are also a variety of International Awards available to incoming students. A few examples of the awards are: International Leaders Award, International Brock Leaders Citizenship Award, Brock Guernsey Undergraduate Scholarship, Brock International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholars Award, and the Brock University - Council of International Schools CIS Scholarship. Click here to see the full list of available awards!

Remember the deadline for applications is March 31, 2014, so be sure to apply before that date! Award offers will be made after the award application deadline and will be mailed to the address provided in your application for admission. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact awards@brocku.ca

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with information for all incoming students. Also watch out for our new Award Wednesdays on social media where we will be profiling different International Awards for incoming students!

Events on Campus
Hockey Night in Toronto International Development Week

Hockey Night in Toronto
January 30th

Isaac's Army invites you to invade the Mattamy Centre (Old Maple Leaf Gardens) and the home of the Ryerson Rams Men's Hockey team. This bus is a full day of events starting with a tour of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and then the Brock Men's Hockey game at the Mattamy Centre. Let's take our Badger Spirit to Ryerson's barn and #ROCKTHERED

International Development Week

February 3rd-7th

International Development Week (IDW) promotes all aspects of international development and highlights the results achieved by Canada and Canadian organizations in many different fields. This year marks the 24th year of IDW with several cultural and educational activities including workshops, cooking demonstrations and presentations!

Brock Bowls for Kids Reading Week

Brock Bowls for Kids
February 4th-5th

Touchdown at Parkway Lanes for Brock Bowls! Throw on your favourite jersey and score BIG for our community by participating in Brock Bowls. Your pledges support our Big Brother, Big Sister and In-School Mentoring programs. Hosted by Brock Student Life and Community Experience.

Reading Week

February 17th-22nd

No classes will be held during this week and the University will be closed on the 17th for Family Day and on the 18th for Brock's President's Day, but will remain open for the rest of the week. Classes will resume on February 24th.

Spring Open House Scholarship Deadline March 31st

Spring Open House
March 2nd 12-4pm

The Spring Open House is a great way to see what Brock is all about before you make your final acceptance decisions. You can take tours of campus and residences, meet faculty, students and staff, and attend information sessions designed to provide you with the resources you need to help make your university decision.

Scholarship Application Deadline

March 31st

The OneApp, Brock's universal awards and bursaries application allows you to apply for all of our awards and bursaries with just one application. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014! Visit discover.brocku.ca for more information.

Events in the Niagara Region
Niagara Icewine Festival Downtown D'Lish

Niagara Ice Wine Festival
January 10th-26th

The wine festivities never stop in the Niagara Region! Tour the wintry wine route this January and enjoy award-winning wines and food pairings throughout the three weekends of the Niagara Icewine Festival.

Winter Downtown D'Lish

January 17th-February 1st

Try the creations of local chefs at restaurants in Downtown St. Catharines. Indulge in 3 course fixed-price lunch and dinner menus, some featuring icewine creations. Menus can vary from $10-$35.

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 winter and spring months includes:

>> January 2014
  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
>> February 2014
  • Canada
    • Ontario
  • China
  • Taipei
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad

>> March 2014

  • Canada
    • Ontario
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
    • Michigan
    • New York
  • Vietnam

>> April 2014

  • Canada
    • Ontario
  • Russia
  • United States
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania

>> May 2014

  • Canada
    • Ontario
  • United States
    • Pennsylvania

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