Below you'll find information about contacting some of the people and university departments most closely connected to the undergraduate psychology program at Brock.
Kirsti van Dorsser
Kirsti van Dorsser can answer your questions about courses, registration, and academic requirements. You can book academic advising appointments with Kirsti online through the student portal (ensure you are logged in, look for the tab ‘Appointments’ and follow the links to Psychology). You can also reach Kirsti by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at x5683. Her office is MCB328.
Kirsti will also be able to point you in the right direction if you have questions about other resources available to Brock students (e.g., workshops at the Student Development Centre), general university policies (e.g., fees) or other departments (e.g., finding the advisor in Sociology). As a graduate of the Brock Psychology program, Kirsti can really relate to what you’re going through as you complete your degree at Brock -- please don’t hesitate to ask her anything.
Tammy Stewart manages the first year Introductory Psychology course (PSYC 1F90). If you have any questions relating to that course, you can reach Tammy by email at PSYC1F90@brocku.ca or by phone at x5048. Her office is MCB327.
Brock University Psychological Society
Another great way to become connected, make friends and find information about Brock is to join the Psychological Society. The Brock University Psychological Society is a student-run organization that organizes and sponsors events or functions designed to supplement members' understanding and enjoyment of the field of psychology. You will find more information about the PSYC Society on the PSYC department website, here.
TIP: Emailing Staff & Faculty Always use your Brock email account when you are trying to reach faculty and staff at Brock. It is university policy not to respond to student requests from other accounts. Don’t forget that this is a professional environment and, as such, you should use full sentences with appropriate grammar in your emails (no text messaging short cuts)! Be sure to include your full name and student number as well -- there is little we can do to help you without that information.
Social Media Psychology Department Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brockpsychology/ Psychology Department/Student Monitored Email (for general inquiries): email@example.com Faculty of Social Sciences Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/BrockUFOSS/?fref=ts Faculty of Social Sciences Twitter: @brockufoss
Brock University Resources
Student Development Centre http://www.brocku.ca/sdc/ The SDC office manages issues related to personal counselling, learning skills workshops, services for students with disabilities (e.g., exam accommodations), and Aboriginal student services
Health Services http://www.brocku.ca/healthservices/ Student Health Services is a team of caring, dedicated, multi-disciplinary professionals with expertise in university health issues. They support a diverse student population through provision of confidential primary health care, prevention programs, wellness education and strategic medical and academic partnership promoting optimal health and university success.
Faith & Life Centre http://www.brocku.ca/campusministries/ The Faith and Life Centre provides opportunities for friendships, education, spiritual counseling, and personal growth. You can get involved in several groups associated with the Centres (see Groups) or participate in educational, social, or spiritual events (see Events) supported or led by a Campus Chaplain (get to know a Chaplain). The Faith and Life Centre is located in the DeCew Residences, offices R216 and R217.
Student Awards and Financial Aid https://brocku.ca/safa Student Awards and Financial Aid Office helps students fund their education through government and university assistance programs, including OSAP, scholarship and bursaries.
Finance/Student Accounts http://www.brocku.ca/finance/students/undergraduate The Student Accounts Finance Office administers student accounts, including the assessment of fees, processing of payments, and preparation of receipts and tax documents. The Student Accounts Office serves as the collection point for most university fees and charges. This office, however, cannot make adjustments to any fees without the permission of the appropriate department. Our service counter, located on the 12th floor of the Schmon Tower, is open to answer student inquiries Monday to Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Career Services https://careerservices.brocku.ca/ Career Services offers a variety of helpful information and resources to support students and alumni with their career planning and job search goals. Services include career and job search resources, skill-building programs, employer networking events, and job opportunities.
Human Rights and Equity Office http://www.brocku.ca/humanrights/ This office manages issues related to promoting diversity and preventing harassment and discrimination. They coordinate between university departments to promote diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and they administer the Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.
Ombudsperson http://www.busu.net/services/ombuds-undergrad/ The Ombudsperson is a neutral party who advocates for fair policies, procedures, practices and decision-making on campus. We are a safe space to voice concerns and gather information on available options as we are not required to notify University administrators, being an informal channel of resolution. The Ombudsperson Will:
Listen and help to analyze the problem or complaint;
Identify and explain relevant policies and procedures;
Provide understanding of the University system;
Help to define and evaluate options;
Discuss productive ways to communicate; and
Help you resolve problems informally.
The Ombudsperson May:
Inquire about a problem, complaint, or concern;
Begin discussions with other people or departments involved (only with your permission);
Make referrals to other campus and community resources; and
Recommend changes in University policies or procedures.