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75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation highlights importance of education and remembrance

75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation highlights importance of education and remembrance

Brock University press release – Born in Amsterdam in 1940, Jack Veffer and his brother Maurice survived the Holocaust by fleeing to Switzerland with a neighbour. His parents and much of his extended family died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. “The road to recovery has been long and painful,” says Veffer. “We survivors all have […]

Brock students find alarming amounts of plastic in sand at St. Catharines beach

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Brock students find alarming amounts of plastic in sand at St. Catharines beach

Brock University press release – A day at the beach doesn’t often involve lab work, but for a group of Brock University fourth-year Geography students tasked with assessing plastic waste on the shores of Lake Ontario last fall, it was just that. Back in October, students from Professor of Geography and Tourism Studies Michael Pisaric’s […]

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Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas gala offers a helping hand to post-secondary education

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Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas gala offers a helping hand to post-secondary education

Brock University press release – Madison House knows first-hand the difference a little extra help can make. During her high school years, the Fort Erie student received extra assistance from her teachers with subjects she found challenging. It led to a passion for education and a desire to give back to students and to encourage […]

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Help end homelessness at Port Cares 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast

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Help end homelessness at Port Cares 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Help Port Cares take a bite out of homelessness by taking several enjoyable bites out of pancakes. It’s time for the Port Cares 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast. The annual fundraiser takes place Tuesday, Feb. 4/2020, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel St., Port Colborne. Local radio […]

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Brock pioneers breakthrough to link graduates with employers

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Brock pioneers breakthrough to link graduates with employers

Brock University press release – Brock University is launching a unique post-graduation training program to help students bridge the gap between the end of their academic degree and the beginning of their employment career. Called “Talent Bridge,” the University has partnered with industry employers who have identified sector-specific skills and licensing credentials that graduating students […]

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Nominations for volunteer, good neighbour awards open Jan. 21

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Nominations for volunteer, good neighbour awards open Jan. 21

City of St. Catharines press release – The City of St. Catharines is looking for its own group of super heroes, and not the kind who don capes. Nominations open Wednesday, Jan. 21/2020, for the City’s annual Volunteer and MyHoodSTC Awards. The awards, returning this year with the theme ‘Not all Super Heroes Wear Capes,’ […]

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