centre for research in multiliteracies
Situated in a picturesque part of the Niagara escarpment, the Centre for Research in Multiliteracies explores ways of expanding practices and understandings of literacy in the 21st century. With CFI-funded laboratories, the Centre investigates reading, writing, communicating, videogaming, studio learning, maker spaces, and, more broadly, expanding notions of literacy in digital and multimodal times.
Brock University is a public research university in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It is the only university in Canada in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at the centre of Canada's Niagara Peninsula on the Niagara Escarpment. The university bears the name of Maj.-General Sir Isaac Brock, who was responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States during the War of 1812.
St. Catharines is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.13 square kilometres (37.1 sq mi) of land and 133,113 residents in 2016. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River. It is the northern entrance of the Welland Canal.
St. Catharines carries the official nickname "The Garden City" due to its 1,000 acres (4 km2) of parks, gardens and trails. St. Catharines is located between the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and the Fort Erie – US border.