Brock University, generally referred to simply as Brock, is a comprehensive university located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Brock offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs that include co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to an enrolment of 12,000 full-time students. The enabling legislation is the Brock University Act, S.O. 1961
Located at the center of Canada's Niagara Peninsula on the Niagara Escarpment in St. Catharines, Ontario, Brock University is the only Canadian university that is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Many of the buildings on campus were designed by the innovative architectural firm, Moriyama & Teshima Architects.
A satellite campus used primarily for teacher education is located in Hamilton, Ontario.
Jack N. Lightstone became the school's president on July 1, 2006. The University Chancellor is Ned Goodman, founder of Dundee Wealth Management.
The university is increasingly being recognized for its research, being placed among Canada's leading academic institutions. Research Infosource recently ranked Brock third among Canadian undergraduate research universities based on research publication output and impact indicators.