Ontario, Brock SMA identifies community partnerships, teaching excellence as key differentiators

August 13, 2014

Ontario has published the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Brock University. The SMA identifies as Brock’s key areas of differentiation its undergraduate teaching, its research and graduate programs, its transdisciplinary research hubs, and its contributions to the social, economic, and cultural development of the Niagara region. The SMA cites Brock’s business and technology partnerships, health partnerships, and community partnerships as areas of institutional strength, as well as the university’s support for unique student experiences and experiential learning opportunities. The agreement identifies 4 proposed areas for growth: health and well-being, lifespan issues, sustainability and social justice, and business. Brock is also encouraged in the SMA to develop further degree pathways in business and other disciplines with Niagara College and other institutions. Brock SMA