Brock University

St. Catharines, Canada
Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.



Opened in 1964, Brock University is named for Maj.-General Sir Isaac Brock, who died at nearby Queenston Heights in the War of 1812.

His last words — "Surgite! Push on!" — have become the University's motto.

But the seeds of the University were sown long before the doors first opened.

Brock’s story is about a community that rose up and built the institution it wanted for its future.


Brock is a comprehensive university with an expansive undergraduate system as well as advanced research, post-graduate and doctoral programs.

Students at Brock choose their courses from a rigorous and experiential academic portfolio spanning seven Faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Mathematics & Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Goodman School of Business

Brock also has the fifth-largest university co-op program in Canada, as well as a growing number of international programs.


Brock encourages a heart for community and a head for innovation. Our passion drives us to discover, disseminate, and apply new knowledge. Improving quality of life through leading-edge research is what we’re all about.

Institutes and Centres:

  • Brock Institute for Scientific Computation
  • Brock Niagara Centre for Health and Well-being
  • Centre for Applied Disability Studies
  • Centre for Bone & Muscle Health
  • Centre for Digital Humanities
  • Centre for Healthy Development
  • Centre for Lifespan Development Research
  • Centre for Sport Capacity
  • Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI)
  • Posthumanism Research Institute
  • Social Justice Research Institute
  • Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Education and Research


More than 85 per cent of recent university graduates report working at jobs requiring skills they acquired at university.

Three years after graduation, the employment rate for university graduates is 91 per cent, and the median bachelor degree holder earns 33 per cent more than the median college graduate.

At Brock, our cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs offer multi-faceted degrees that help students build careers and get jobs.

Brock's rigorous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs include experiential learning opportunities and one of Canadas largest co-op programs.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)


Student services

Brock International Services is responsible for welcoming international visitors and delegations to the University, managing the visiting international professor and scholar programs, developing and maintaining protocol for institutional agreements and partnerships, promoting international funding opportunities, and facilitating international project development, international policy development, and other international matters of the institution.

Housing services

The residence system at Brock has been recognized as being one of the best in Canada. Your “home away from home”, residence at Brock will provide you with the opportunity to live in outstanding modern facilities, meet new friends, and become a vital part of the Brock community.

  • Traditional style residences have single and double rooms grouped into communities of ‘houses’ or ‘halls’. Students will purchase a meal plan.
  • Townhouse style residences offer the convenience of living on-campus with a more independent lifestyle. Students have the option of cooking their own meals, or purchasing an optional meal plan.

Library services

Named after the University's founding president, the James A. Gibson Library is proud to offer:

  • rich digital and print collections
  • individual and collaborative learning spaces
  • expert instruction and research assistance to students and faculty

ICT services

In response to high demand, Brock University is continuing to invest in its WiFi services on campus. In the past 3 years we have nearly doubled our indoor campus coverage by deploying and managing over 1000 access points.

Medical services

Student Health Services is a team of caring, dedicated, multi-disciplinary professionals with expertise in university health issues. We support a diverse student population through provision of confidential primary health care, prevention programs, wellness education and strategic medical and academic partnership promoting optimal health and university success.

Student Life

Campus life

Situated in the heart of Ontario's Niagara region, just 60 minutes from Toronto, Brock's campus has a beautiful natural setting along the brow of the Niagara Escarpment, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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