As an international student, you enjoy getting involved in all kinds of university activities. There are a lot of events and services organized by the Brock University Student Union (BUSU). Most of these events are free and they are definitely a good opportunity to make new friends as well! Here are 4 things you probably didn’t know about Brock University:
1. Free food with Food First
As a student at Brock University, you are able to order food three times a semester or receive a $10 voucher for free. You could either choose groceries from our Brock food store (non-perishable food like sauce, rice, pasta, etc.) and two hygiene products (razors, toothpaste etc.) OR the $10 voucher card for Sobeys or Zehrs. Please note that there is a minimum of 3 days between requests. To make an request, please visit: Food First. Sidenote: the server is often overstrained and orders can only be placed Monday to Friday. You need to be a bit patient!
2. Puppy room
The Puppy room at Brock University was relocated to downtown, but there are several dates scheduled for the dogs to come to Pond Inlet on campus. It is such a good opportunity to make some quadruped friends.
3. Research credits or cash
If you are interested in taking part of research in the Goodman School of Business, as part of the Research Bonus Credit system, you can sign up for “Sona-systems”. I you are participating in some research projects, you could be given the choice between the research credit and cash. Also, some classes offer extra bonus marks if you earn research credits. You can find out more here
4. Free shuttle bus for grocery shopping
If you live on campus, it is very convenient to take the grocery shuttle that goes to Sobeys every Tuesday night . Additionally, you get a 10 % discount at Sobeys when you show your student ID & the Sobeys Air Miles Card (for free). Check out this link for the time schedule and departure locations.
In general, it is recommended to follow the BUSU Facebook page to get informed about the most upcoming events. This is especially helpful if you are new at Brock University, since all these events can help you get involved, make new friends and have a lot of fun!