What We Do
Have you ever considered how change comes about? Before a change is made, there is planning and before planning, comes an understanding of what needs to be put into the action to make a situation better. Advocating is the process of research, promotion, lobbying and direct action to make a change that will better the community as a whole. Being an advocate means standing up for what you believe in, as well as what is best for your community, and lobbying for that belief to become reality.
The Advocacy Department
Together, the VPEA, Advocacy Coordinator and Research Coordinator work to engage, inform and lobby for students on issues that affect post-secondary education, and the life of the modern student.
Vice President, External Affairs (VPEA)
The VPEA is the representative to provincial and federal lobby groups on behalf of the Brock University student body.
The Advocacy Coordinator develops and executes many of the campaigns on campus that help to inform students on upcoming issues/changes, or, collect feedback on students’ opinions of these issues.
The Research Coordinator assists in the creation of policy options to the municipal, provincial and federal governments on behalf of OUSA and CASA. The research coordinator is responsible for conducting all research as directed by the VPEA, as well as researching information necessary to the campaigns conducted by the advocacy coordinator.