Creating 5 transdisciplinary research institutes among priorities in Brock's draft SMA

October 22, 2012

In its proposed strategic mandate agreement, Brock University reports that a competitive peer-review process resulted in 5 institutes being funded by the university. Brock states that all of the institutes -- whose areas of focus include health and well-being, advanced bio-manufacturing, lifespan development, social justice, and sustainability -- have the potential within 7 years to gain world-renowned stature. The SMA notes that with regard to student enrolment, several of the approved institutes have immediate plans for new graduate programs in specialized growth areas. Brock's objectives under the priority of "serving the 21st-century learner" include doubling spring/summer offerings and enrolments over the next 5 years, introducing 20 international service field courses, and mentorship support for an additional 850 incoming and graduating students. Brock News | Brock SMA