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More than 3000 will graduate this week

The first Convocation ceremony was held today. The ceremonies are being streamed live online.More than 3,300 students will graduate this week at Brock’s 2011 Spring Convocation, which takes place during seven ceremonies from Tuesday, June 7, to Saturday, June 11.All ceremonies will be held in the Walker Complex at the west end of campus, in the Ian D. Beddis gymnasium. There will be an outdoor reception for graduates, family members and other guests after each ceremony. This week’s ceremonies will also be streamed live at livestream.com/brockuniversity.Tickets are not required. All guests are welcome.The seven ceremonies will proceed as follows:Tuesday, June 7, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Mathematics and ScienceProfessor Neta Gordon, English Language and Literature, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will address Convocation Professor Bozidar Mitrovic, Physics, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Christine Rougoor, Visual Arts (undergraduate) and Elizabeth Cherniak, Comparative Literatures and Arts (graduate) Humanities Dean’s Medals: Christie Adams and Donna Pearce Mathematics and Science Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Mark Gordon Prodger, Biomedical Sciences (undergraduate) and Ivana Komljenovic, Physics (graduate) Mathematics and Science Dean’s Medals: Nicholas Borich and Vincenzo Coia Val Andrei Fajardo, an MSc student in Mathematics and statistics, will be presented with the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing at the graduate levelWednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Education (Hamilton campus)Professor Jennifer Rowsell, Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies, will address ConvocationEducation Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Angela McGillion (undergraduate)Education Dean’s Medal: Nicole MacriWednesday, June 8, 2 p.m. – Faculty of Education (St. Catharines campus) Professor Michael Manley-Casimir, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will address Convocation Education Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Danielle Hourigan, Education (graduate) Education Dean’s Medal: Cara CrandlemireThursday, June 9, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Applied Health Sciences An honorary degree will be presented to Claude Bouchard, professor and John W. Barton, Senior Endowed Chair in Genetics and Nutrition, Human Genomics Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and he will address Convocation Professor Tim O’Connell, Recreation and Leisure Studies, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Applied Health Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winners: Jonathan Menchella, Community Health Sciences (undergraduate) and Ben Leber, Applied Health Science (graduate) Applied Health Sciences Dean’s Medals: Paul Gerard Corkery and Catherine JohnsonFriday, June 10, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Social Sciences An honorary degree will be presented to General Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain, retired Canadian soldier, diplomat and until recently, chairman, Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (Northern Ireland), who will also deliver the Convocation address Professor Tanya Martini, Psychology, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Social Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Marie Claire Bouchal, Communications, Popular Culture and Film (undergraduate) and Hilda Osae Affum, Political Science (graduate)Friday, June 10, 2 p.m. – Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Stan Sadava, Psychology, will address Convocation Social Sciences Dean’s Medal: Aidan MillerSaturday, June 11, 10 a.m. – Faculty of Business An honorary degree will be presented to Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., and he will also address Convocation Professor Mark Julien, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Ethics, will be presented with the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Business Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medals winners: Darryl Moyers, PROGRAM (undergraduate) and David Hurst, Business Administration (graduate) Business Dean’s Medal: Matthew Greenfield read more

Rail passengers plan to fund review into Government handling of Southern railway

first_imgA rail passenger group is set to fund a legal review of the Government’s handling of the Southern rail franchise after months of disruption to services.The Association of British Commuters announced it will work to fund a Judicial Review into the Department of Transport, with “real determination to hold the Government to account”.Services on the network have been disrupted for months because of a long-running dispute over the role of conductors as well as high levels of staff sickness.The Rail, Maritime and Transport union is holding a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday this week, which will cause fresh travel misery. The Association of British Commuters,  set up earlier this year because of the Southern problems, said it will be working closely with Devonshires solicitors to compile evidence of people losing their jobs because of cancelled trains, as well as the disruption to home and family during the chaos.An appeal was launched to raise money to fund the legal action.A statement said: “This is more than a legal crowdfunder – it is a crowd action – one that will require the involvement of commuters every step of the way.”We want to hear your stories in more depth and make sure you are listened to, not only by the press but by the High Court.”The crowdfunder aims to reach a target of £25,000 within the next 30 days.”With extremely generous rates from our legal firm and barrister, we at the Association of British Commuters will be doing much of the legwork ourselves, in order to make sure the money donated goes as far as possible.”Time is short and the situation is urgent – there is a strict time limit on launching Judicial Review claims – we need to act now and we need to act fast.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Group spokeswoman Summer Dean said: “We are taking this action in the name of every rail user who has suffered at the hands of Southern Rail.”We believe that the Government has been very quiet during this crisis and we are now ready to use the law to demand answers.”We need to question the fairness and legality of decisions of a Government who, in this particular case, seem more concerned with serving the interests of a private company whose first priority is their shareholders, rather than passengers who are paying for a service that they are not receiving.”Emily Yates, campaign coordinator, added: “With tens of thousands of commuters affected, we have had an incredible response from people offering their skills and resources to fight this ongoing injustice.”The Government announced last week it was setting up a £20 million fund aimed at resolving delays on Southern.Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said: “The strike action goes ahead as planned.”RMT remains available for serious talks but Govia Thameslink Railway clearly has no interest in resolving the dispute and it is also clear that the Government are propping them up, financially and politically.”Just a fraction of the £100 million the GTR parent company is hoarding in profits would be enough to keep a guard on the Southern trains, keep the trains safe and resolve the dispute.”last_img read more