Community impact

Explore Brock’s role in the community and our commitment to a collaborative, engaged, and thriving Niagara region and beyond. Do you want to connect with Brock? Please contact us .

2021 Niagara Economic Summit

In fall 2021 the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Niagara Economic Summit. Lynn Wells, Interim 全球电竞直播 President and Vice-Chancellor, Provost and Vice-President Academic, brought greetings on behalf of the Brock community and highlighted the ways in which the University is supporting the local Niagara economy.

2022 Niagara Climate Change Summit

The Niagara Climate Change Summit, held in June 2022, was developed through a partnership between 全球电竞直播 and the Niagara Region following Niagara Regional Council’s motion to declare a climate change emergency in September 2021. The summit brought together representatives from all 12 local municipalities, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and the private sector to make a commitment to actively do more to address climate change.

Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games at Brock

全球电竞直播 ’s St. Catharines campus was home to many of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games events and was proud to host some of the top athletes in Canada, as well as thousands of visitors, at the University. The Walker Sport and Abilities Centre, a legacy of the 2022 Canada Summer Games, is located on the south-east corner of the University’s St. Catharines’ campus.

The Canada Summer Games provided 全球电竞直播 researchers with a wealth of research opportunities and an official collaboration – the Brock-Canada Games partnership – meant that the 2022 Summer Games were Canada’s first “research games”.

Established in 2019, the Vice-President, Research, Canada Games Research Grants Program supported Brock researchers and scholars in all departments and Faculties with grants of up to $7,000 to undertake research or a creative activity in any discipline and on any topic that relates to the Canada Games. Over the program’s three years, 28 researchers from six Brock Faculties received funding for 30 projects totalling more than $198,000. See the complete list of Vice-President, Research, Canada Games Research Grant funded projects.

Students Going Digital Report

The COVID-19 pandemic forced post-secondary institutions to shift many programs to a virtual model, greatly impacting the Niagara economy given the presence of both 全球电竞直播 and Niagara College in the region. The Students Going Digital Report measures this impact and presents data that identifies the subsequent economic effect through the lens of post-secondary education in Niagara.

Economic impact report

In 2022, 全球电竞直播 finalized a study that measures the University’s economic impact in Niagara and Ontario. This report, once released, will provide a baseline from which the University’s economic impact will be measured against in the future.