A president is chosen.

Source:  The Standard September 12, 1963 



Gibson meets with Brock’s founders’ committee at home of Arthur Schmon in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  On the left, vice-chairman D.G. Willmot, Dr. Gibson, Dr. Schmon and Dr. S.H. Deeks, vice-president administration.    Dr. Gibson is currently on sabbatical and flew to Niagara from France.  Gibson will assume duties in January cutting short his sabbatical. 

Source:  Don Sinclair, Staff Photographer, The St. Catharines, Standard, 31 March 1964

A building site is chosen.    


Dr. Stanley Deeks indicates the location of the site for the new Brock University, while Dr. Gibson looks on.   Many sites across the Niagara Region were considered for the location of this new university.   Acreage near the outskirts of St. Catharines and in close proximity to Thorold was chosen because of its centrality to other communities in the region.  


Faculty and staff are hired.    


Source: McGlenister and Brisson, St. Catharines, 1964. 



Gathered in front of the University administration building at 15 Welland Avenue are eager and excited faculty committed to bringing post-secondary education to students from the Niagara Region and beyond.  Many of these students would the first of their families to enter post-secondary education.


Left to right: Ernest E. Goldsmith, William Ormsby, John Hart, James A. Gibson, Michael Hornyansky, Juan Fernandez, Guy Gauthier.  

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