History, Affiliations and Rankings
Founded as a public research university, Brock University was established in 1964, in Saint Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. There was massive public support behind the university's establishment in the Niagara region so that the youngsters can obtain a good and quality education locally. It started with 127 students who attended classes at a rebuilt refrigeration facility in St. Catharines, near the Niagara Escarpment. Faculty members began moving "up the hill" to the University's permanent home above the Niagara Escarpment in 1966 when the iconic Schmon Tower was finished. For more than 50 years, Brock has been a vital part of Niagara. The university is affiliated with Universities in Canada, the International Association of Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and Canadian University Press. QS World University 2022 places the university between #1001-2000 and the US News & World Report’s Best Global University Rankings 2022 ranks the university at #1306.
Campus, Courses and Infrastructure
The university has 2 distinguished campuses, and the main campus of the university is spread across 400 acres. Overall physical campus of the university has steadily expanded over the years. The university invites students across the world to enrol in its programs. The university also has a campus in the city of Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. The campus has computer labs, an instructional resource centre, library, gymnasium, plaza building, and more. As a comprehensive university, Brock has an expansive selection of undergraduate programs as well as advanced research, post-graduate and doctoral options in around 70+ different fields of study. Some of the top courses that Brock University offers include Applied Health Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Game Design, Nursing, Social Sciences, and more.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The university also offers one of Canada's largest cooperative programs that assist over 2,500 co-op students in finding appropriate work and employment. Every student participates in high-quality experiential learning. Brock graduates have a 95% employment rate two years following graduation. The various centres of the university are environmentally sustainable, which include the centre of digital humanities, the cool climate oenology, the centre for bone and muscle, health and the Tecumseh Centre for aboriginal education and research. Brock has 13 Canada Research Chairs and is one of Ontario's top five institutions for the number of 3M National Teaching Fellows. The university has also pledged more than $4 million to its award programmes, grants, and scholarships to recognise students' accomplishments and help with the costs of their education. The university boasts an alumni network of over 100,000 actively working in the fields of business, education, entertainment, sports, etc. Some of the top alumni of Brock University include Kyle Rae (Canadian consultant and former politician), Jared Pelletier (Canadian director) and Rick Campanelli (Canadian television personality).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
With more than 19,000 students, the University is currently home to more than 1,920 international or are non-native students. The student population also include women (50.9%), persons with disabilities (7.5%), indigenous peoples (4.9%) and members of visible minorities (22%). Brock University is always ready to work together to solve problems in a friendly, safe, and private atmosphere. Brock has been voted #1 in Canada for Mental Health Services for 3 years in a row because the university has resources and people dedicated to ensuring that students are supported and empowered every day, even during the most difficult times. Some of the top visiting companies at Brock University include Scotiabank, CIBC, Deloitte, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.