Event Schedule

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We acknowledge the land on which Brock University was built is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

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Special Collections and Archives

Tour: Special Collections & Archives  

Thurs, Sept 22 — 10 to 11 a.m.
Fri, Sept 23 — 10 to 11 a.m.
Sat, Sept 24 — 10 to 11 a.m.

The Archives & Special Collections department at Brock University’s James A. Gibson Library contains some of the more unique and valuable items within the library, along with much about Brock University’s history. The tour will showcase some of the more significant, interesting, and one-of-a-kind items in the collection.

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Guided Yoga

Thurs, Sept 22 — 12 to 1 p.m.
Sat, Sept 24 — 10 to 11 a.m.

Start your weekend on the right foot with this guided outdoor yoga session. Not a yogi? No problem! This 60-minute session will leave you feeling stretched out, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the rest of the weekend regardless of your athletic prowess.

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Strengthening your Digital Brand through LinkedIn

Thurs, Sept 22 — 12 to 1 p.m. (Online Only)

With more than 560 million users on LinkedIn, managing your online presence effectively and using social networks are critical to finding—and landing—a job. This workshop will assist you in building your LinkedIn profile and exploring effective strategies to develop your network and digital brand.

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DOWNTOWN CAMPUS TOUR – Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

Thurs, Sept 22 — 1 to 2 p.m.
Fri, Sept 23 — 1 to 2 p.m.
Sat, Sept 24 — 1 to 2 p.m.

Explore the 95,000 square-foot building of Brock’s downtown campus on a tour led by our student recruitment team! Tours will begin in the lobby of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (Atrium). 

 

Canada Games Park

Tour of Canada Games Park

Thurs, Sept 22 — 2 to 3 p.m.
Fri, Sept 23 — 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Built as a result of Niagara hosting the 2022 Canada Summer Games, Canada Games Park (CGP) is a new, state-of-the-art sports complex.  Located adjacent to Brock University’s main campus, CGP hosted five sport competitions this past August with the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games – Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Lacrosse, Wrestling and Volleyball.
  This facility is now home ice for our Brock Badgers while hosting an array of community sporting activities and organizations. Highlights of this building include two NHL sized ice-boxes, The David S. Howes Sport Performance Centre, the Brock-Niagara Health & Well-Being Centre, 200M Indoor track, a multipurpose field house, outdoor beach volleyball courts and a track and field centre. Tours will begin at the South entrance (off the CGP Parking Lot) of Canada Games Park.  

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Nursing Reunion

Thurs, Sept 22 — 4 to 6 p.m.

Celebrate 20 years of the Nursing program with fellow alumni, faculty, and staff during our first-ever Nursing reunion! You’ll have the opportunity to tour the new lab space as you mix and mingle with other attendees. A cash bar will be available.

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Coffee tasting with 416 Coffee

Fri, Sept 23 — 11 to 12 p.m.

Led by Chris Battagli (BBA ’18), Co-Founder of 416 Coffee, this workshop will introduce participants to the third wave coffee movement, the coffee roasting process and coffee brewing. Participants will also do a cupping experience to taste coffee from 416 Coffee. 

 

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Rock the interview

Fri, Sept 23 — 12 to 1 p.m. (Online Only)

Interviewing is more than just having the right answers. Come and hear about tips and tricks to make you stand out in an interview and be the most prepared that you can be. Topics will include mastering interview questions, the psychology of interviewing and how to make recruiters like you. You do not want to miss this session as you prepare for your next great opportunity.

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Grape Stomp

Fri, Sept 23 — 12 to 1 p.m.

The messiest tradition of the year returns to Brock University this September. Be part of one of the top campus traditions in Canada!

Gather your friends, dress in costume and help stomp away a metric tonne of local grapes to the sound of live local music by Vinyl Flux and a free BBQ for the Brock community.

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Campus tour

Fri, Sept. 23 — 3 to 4.30 p.m.
Sat,Sept. 24 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sun Sept. 25 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Explore all the exciting new additions and updates to Brock’s main campus on a tour led by our student recruitment team! See how much has changed and reminisce about your own campus experience with us. Tours will begin at the main entrance of the Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex (Atrium)

Steel Blade Classic

Steel Blade Hockey Classic (Alumni VIP Ticket)

Fri, Sept 23 — 6 to 10 p.m.

The Steel Blade Hockey Classic is back! Join us for an exciting evening of the Brock Badgers Men’s Hockey team in action. Your alumni VIP ticket will give you access to the 4th floor VIP alumni section of the Meridian Centre where you’ll have seats with a bird’s-eye view of the game, and access to a private bar and complimentary refreshments.

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Campus Tours VIRTUAL

Sat, Sept 24 — 9 to 10:30 a.m.

When was the last time you visited Brock’s main campus? A lot has changed! 
Join us for a virtual journey with a pair of our knowledgeable student tour guides. Take a trip down memory lane as we revisit your old stomping grounds and check out all the exciting new buildings and facilities that contribute to an enhanced student experience at your alma mater.

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Hike with Brock Basecamp

Sat, Sept 24 — 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a hike around Brock University on the Bruce Trail! Anyone can participate in this outdoor adventure.

If you are interested in participating in the BaseCamp Alumni Focus Group, please email Tim O’Connell (toconnell@brocku.ca) for more information.

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Grande Parade

Sat, Sept 24 — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Walk alongside the Brock University float at the annual Grape and Wine Parade this year! Showcase your Brock spirit alongside your fellow Badgers as we celebrate Brock University, Niagara, and the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival. All are welcome! Free swag is included with your participation.

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Researcher’s Corner

Sat, Sept 24 — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Online Only)

Brock University has a heart for community and head for innovation. Join three of Brock’s renowned researchers as they walk you through some of the leading-edge exploration and discoveries happening right here in Niagara.

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Silver Badgers Reunion

Sat, Sept 24 — 10 to 11 a.m.

Please join us on the main campus for brunch and a special unveiling of the new Silver Badgers display in the Rankin Family Pavilion in honour of the University’s first graduates and their lifelong connection to the institution.

St. Catharines Artifacts Tour

Behind the Scenes Space and Artifacts Tour

Sat, Sept 24 — 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Take a tour of the collection spaces at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre guided by Brock alumnus and Visitor Services Coordinator, Adrian Petry (BA ’11). Learn about the various storage and preservation techniques that help manage the Museum’s 800,000 items from archival documents and photographs to automobiles and railroad tracks.

The tour is free but donations are appreciated as they directly benefit the museum!

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Alumni Recognition Reception

Sat, Sept 24 — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This annual event celebrates alumni excellence and our graduates’ lifelong connection to Brock. Join us as we celebrate our 25- and 50-year milestone anniversaries with a pinning ceremony and recognize this year’s distinguished alumni and faculty award recipients. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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Goodman Meet and greet

Sat, Sept 24 — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

** Please note, this event is for Goodman School of Business and Brock Business Graduates only. **

Goodman alumni are invited to join us for an exclusive tour of Canada Games Park from Barry Wright, CEO of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games and Interim Dean of the Goodman School of Business. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with Barry and fellow Goodman alumni following the tour.

Rusty Blade Fencing Reunion

Annual Rusty Blade Challenge (Fencing Reunion)

Sat, Sept 24 — 1 to 4 p.m.

Join coaches Kirk, Kathy, Kristine and Tim for the annual Rusty Blade Challenge during Brock’s Homecoming weekend. Grab your gear or borrow the team’s and jump back on a strip to see if you still have it in you.

Bring the entire family and meet the current team while you hang out with fellow alumni. You can join the team for dinner at 5 p.m. at Cat’s Caboose. 

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Women’s Rugby vs York University

Sat, Sept 24 — 1 to 3 p.m.

Cheer our Brock Badgers Women’s Rugby team as they take on the York University Lions!

Recreation & Leisure

RECL 40th Anniversary Reunion

Sat, Sept 24 — 1 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate 40 Years of Recreation and Leisure Studies with alumni (& their families), current & former faculty and staff, and more. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Cash bar available.

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The World Beneath Your Feet – Tour of the Brock Tunnels

Sat, Sept 24 — 2 to 3 p.m.

There is a labyrinth of tunnels nestled under your feet. Every day, the Central Plant delivers electricity, water, heating and cooling to the University buildings using these tunnels.  

Join us for one hour to discover a side of Brock that is not usually seen and take a sneak peek at the upgrades that have been completed and planned at the Central Plant.  Note that this is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes (CLOSED TOE SHOES REQUIRED). Tour will begin from the Welcome Desk in the Rankin Family Pavilion (RFP). 

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free skate at Canada Games Park

Sat, Sept 24 — 2 to 4 p.m.

Join us for a chance to ice-skate at the legendary Canada Games Park, home of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games! Homecoming attendees will have exclusive access to the newly constructed rink inside the Canada Games Park. This event is BYOS (Bring Your Own Skates)!  

This event is sponsored by the Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) & Goodman Alumni Network (GAN). 

Men's lacrosse

Men’s Lacrosse Game

Sat, Sept 24 — 4 to 5 p.m.

Cheer on the Brock Badgers Men’s Lacrosse team on our home-turf.

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Brock Night at the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

Sat, Sept 24 — 5 to 11 p.m.

Escape the crowds and treat your tastebuds to local wine and eats during this exclusive alumni experience among the oak trees and historic bandshell in the heart of the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival.

Your registration includes a complimentary glass of wine, commemorative Niagara Grape & Wine Festival glass, and access to an old-fashioned BBQ and snacks (while quantities last). Your pass also includes all night access to The Grove featuring Muskoka chairs, a private bar, lounge seating, upgraded washroom facilities and more.

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Women’s Soccer vs Western

Sun, Sept 25 — 1 to 3 p.m.

Cheer on the Brock Badgers women’s soccer team who will be taking on the Western Mustangs

Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer vs Western

Sun, Sept 25 — 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Cheer on the Brock Badgers men’s soccer team who will be taking on the Western Mustangs