Jobs postgrad programs on display at expo

Brock students and alumni can meet a raft of potential employers at the upcoming Career and Post Graduate Expo, scheduled for Nov. 2.Expo goers can browse an array of opportunities for full and part-time jobs, post-graduate education, volunteering and traveling abroad.“The career and post graduated expo is the most anticipated networking event of the year,” said Lisa Kuiper, Career Services events and marketing co-ordinator. “It’s unique in that it will benefit students, alumni and faculty alike. The network connections made at this event can last a lifetime.”There are more than 120 exhibitors. Employers include Manulife Securities Incorporated, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Niagara Health System.The event will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium. Admission is free but registration is required. Register at https://careerservices.brocku.ca/expo. For more information, visit the website or email [email protected] read more

As Cuba mourns passing of former President Fidel Castro Ban offers condolences

“At this time of national mourning, I offer the support of the United Nations to work alongside the people of the island,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, where he is attending the Global Sustainable Transport Conference. He offered his particular condolences to Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz.Fidel Castro served as Cuba’s President from 1976 to 2008.Recalling vividly his meeting with former President Fidel Castro during a visit to Cuba in January 2014, Mr. Ban said the two had held a lively discussion that covered developments around the world, sustainable development and climate change.“Under former President Castro, Cuba made advances in the fields of education literacy and health. I hope that Cuba will continue to advance on a path of reform and greater prosperity,” the Secretary-General concluded.A statement issued later in the day by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York noted that former President Castro was an emblematic figure of the Cuban revolution, prominent in Latin America and influential in world affairs.“As Prime Minister, President, Commander of the Cuban Armed Forces and First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, his role at the helm of Cuba spanned nearly 50 years, during which he left a major imprint on his country and on global politics,” the statement said, adding: “His revolutionary ideals left few indifferent. He was a strong voice for social justice in global discussions at the UN General Assembly and international and regional forums.” In a separate statement, the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson also expressed his sincere condolences to former President Castro’s family, including his brother President Raul Castro, as well as the Government and People of Cuba. “Fidel Castro was one of the iconic leaders of the 20th century,” said Mr. Thomson. “With a great love for his homeland and the Cuban people, he dedicated his life to their welfare and development.” “A tireless advocate for equity in the international arena, Fidel Castro was an inspirational figure for developing countries in particular,” he added, saying that “his dedication to their advancement, especially in the fields of education and health, would be long remembered.” read more