Perks to being a grad

One of the benefits of being among more than 70,000 Brock graduates is the opportunity to participate in our affinity program and receive special discounts on tickets, subscriptions, and services. From home and auto insurance and credit cards, to theatre tickets and car discounts, there are definitely perks to being a Brock grad. In many cases, your personalized alumni card must be presented in order to receive the discount.Alumni Affinity ProgramOn your behalf, we have negotiated special group rates for services like insurance and credit cards. We have partnered with reputable companies who are known for the quality and integrity of their service as well as their competitive pricing.Our affinity program results in savings for you and benefits for Brock. In return for your participation, the university earns revenue to support alumni programs and activities as well as student awards.TD Insurance Meloche Monnex — Home and Auto InsuranceMBNA Brock University Platinum Plus MasterCardAlumni discountsThe Office of Alumni Relations has arranged for a slate of exclusive discounts. These discounts are offered to all alumni with a valid alumni card. While the Office of Alumni Relations receives no financial return, we see value in offering a special perk to alumni who show pride in Brock by showing their card.Shaw Festival Theatre ticketsSt. Catharines Standard subscriptionHenley Honda alumni discountServices for alumniBrock Alumni Cards: Your alumni card identifies you as a Brock graduate and provides you with access to alumni benefits.Reunions: The Office of Alumni Relations can help you plan a reunion with friends you may not have seen in a while.Bibs for Brock babies: Brock wants to help celebrate another of your great achievements — the newest addition to your family! We’ll send you a complimentary Brock bib (which we hope will be the first of many pieces of Brockwear.)Brock documents: Forms that you may require to secure a job or enrol in a volunteer program, postgraduate applications and tuition tax receipts.Locate a friend: It can be difficult to stay connected, and sometimes we lose touch with each other. The Office of Alumni Relations helps you to reconnect with friends and classmates at brockpeople.caMail forwarding: If you no longer have the contact information of the Brock graduate you are trying to reach and cannot find it through traditional means, try brockpeople.ca  You can also send your letter to the Office of Alumni Relations. Although we cannot provide you with an address, we are happy to forward a letter for you. Call 905-688-5550 x3816.For more information on alumni services, visit brockpeople.ca read more

UN Women chief Canadian Prime Minister spotlight need to build global movement

“We tried a lot of things. We know what works, we know what doesn’t work, we know where we need to go, and this is the time to act,” the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, told hundreds of participants at the high-level event, which includes a panel discussion on action needed for equal pay.Thousands of women representing hundreds of non-governmental organizations have been at UN Headquarters in New York since Monday for the 60th session of CSW, an annual two-week event which is this year focused on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.At the conversation moderated by journalist Sade Baderinwa, of ABC News New York, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka said collaboration between UN Women and Prime Ministers like Justin Trudeau could help more women access leadership positions. Today, only 22 per cent of the world’s parliamentarians are women.“Those who have authority and power especially, they must lead from the front. The Prime Minister [Justin Trudeau] was able to appoint a 50-50 cabinet. It’s not in his power to have a Parliament that is representative but he has authority to appoint a cabinet that is representative. So, leaders must use the authority that they have because you’re there for a reason, to make the world better, and UN Women insists on that” she said.Mr. Trudeau said one of the reasons why people have been paying attention to him is because he’s just one of the first leaders from a younger generation to take the stage. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a media event at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a dialogue on gender equality at a high-level event entitled “Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay”. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ‹ ›“I’m going to keep saying loud and clearly that I am a feminist until it is met with a shrug,” he exclaimed. “Why [is it that] every time I say I’m a feminist the ‘twitterverse’ explodes and news and media pick it up – it shouldn’t be something that creates a reaction. It simply is saying I believe in the equality of men and women, and I believe we still have an awful lot of work to do to get there.”Mr. Trudeau told the audience that his commitment to gender equality comes from the way he was raised, by a father who had a “deep fundamental respect for rights and freedoms,” and a mother who struggled with bi-polar disorder, later becoming an activist on mental health issues and women’s rights.One of the highlights of the event was Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka officially inviting Mr. Trudeau to be a leading actor of the HeForShe movement, launched by UN Women more than a year ago to mobilize people of every gender identity to unite and craft a shared vision of a gender equal world. “I take this as a challenge to step up even further,” the Prime Minister said, after Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka pinned his jacket with the movement’s official logo.Concluding the conversation, the Executive Director stressed that in 2016, it’s time for the next United Nations Secretary-General to be a woman, while Prime Minister Trudeau said that next year at CSW, the space to have these discussions should be bigger in order to include more men in addition to a large female turnout. read more

Movement Against Parking Meters to protest again today in front of

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedContinued protest over paid parking could negatively impact Govt chances come 2020- HindsMarch 16, 2017In “latest news”Re-negotiated paid parking contract signed, new by-laws soon- KingFebruary 16, 2018In “Business”Unequivocal calls for revocation of parking contract in MAPM’s 4th protestFebruary 22, 2017In “Business” -President orders fees be reduced -MAPM says deal needs to be scrapped, mulling legal actionThe Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has called for persons to come out and support the movement, as they prepare to protest the parking meter initiative again today, in front of City Hall at 12:00hrs.Persons protesting last Friday in front of City HallThe MAPM staged a peaceful protest last Firday that drew a large crowd of protesters raising placards against the installed parking meters within Georgetown which has, from its inception to execution, proven to be ‘burdensome’ for the populace.A position which is shared by the political Opposition and is even shared by governing figures within Central Government.This impending protest comes in the wake of President David Granger announcing last evening that he ordered the parking meter fees be lowered after consulting with City Hall officials.Inews understands Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan is expected to meet with the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Smart City Solutions (SCS) to iron out the details for the lowering of the rates.Strongly expressing that the group is not politically affiliated, representatives of the MAPM during a presser on Wednesday registered its disdain over what was described as a “scandalous and illegal” arrangement between City Hall and the implementing company, Smart City Solutions (SCS).MAPM member and businessman, Komal Ramlauth, made calls for accountability, while highlighting that business throughout Georgetown, has come to a drastic reduction since the implementation of the “scandalous and illegal” parking meters. “What we support, is a parking system. Metering is just a part of the parking system, and what we have is a parking meter arrangement that was illegally done, as I call it. So we cannot support and negotiate with somebody that just illegally put it there, or a contract that is illegal. In Guyana, all the talk for the last few years in transparency, transparency, transparency, accountability, accountability. Let us have that. Let us see that. That is what we want,” Ramlauth stated. MAPM feels that lowering the rates would not be enough and have called for the project to be scrapped, since from its inception the contract for parking meters was awarded to SCS unilaterally, without there being competitive bidding, consultations or a social impact assessment done to determine how the populace would be affected, among other issues.Another MAPM member and Attorney-at-Law, Nadia Sagar stated that the group is looking into the possibility of taking legal action. “Legal action is going to be taken. These things don’t happen overnight. There are several entities that are pursuing action through different Attorneys and in time, those matters will be raised,” she said.The MAPM stated that they welcome all calls against the parking meter initiative, referencing the coalition’s second largest entity, the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) request for the project to be suspended. “Any group, political or not, that is in support of what we are in support of, we welcome that support,” businessman Christopher Chapwaya of MAPM said. AFC’s Sherod Duncan, Deputy Mayor of Georgetown, was part of last Friday’s protest. Next to him on the right is his successor for the Deputy Mayor post Lionel Jaikarran. The Alliance For Change (AFC) arm of the coalition Government called for the suspension of the project. Despite refusing to support the parliamentary Opposition when it brought a motion to debate the contentious Parking Meter Project in the National Assembly, the AFC came out expressing concerns over the Georgetown Municipality overreaching its authority on a number of matters, including taxation arrangements, traffic arrangements and road ownership.The AFC also expressed concerns that the current arrangements do not appear to be in the best interest of the people of the city and that the handling of the project from its inception to its current stage lacks sufficient prior public consultation; is absent of transparency and of a competitive bidding process; and lacks of proper planning with regard to exemptions and the pricing and penalty structures. read more