2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Sir Isaac Brock, our University’s namesake. Major General Brock died on Queenston Heights defending the Canadian border in the War of 1812. In honour of this anniversary, the cover of this issue of Brock Education features a detail of a portrait of Brock that can be found in the Special Collections and Archives of the university. The cropping of the image was designed with two goals in mind. First, the focus on the epaulette on Brock’s shoulder symbolizes his rank and power. Second, the focus on Brock’s ear is symbolic of the act and notion of listening to one another as we move forward in complex times.
200 Years Later.... As he rallied his troops, Brock cried “Surgite!” (Latin for “Forward!). Surgite!, the university motto, reflects the university’s commitment to taking risks and chances. Brock University is a progressive institution looking ahead as we approach 50 years of higher learning in 2014 .
Cover Design - Peter Vietgen
Cover Layout – Herman Yu