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Statue of Confucius

Left: Close up of Confucius Top right: Information Plaque. Bottom right: Statue of Confucius infront of the International Center behind Photos: Amelia Smerchynsky.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Located in front of the International Centre, the two meter tall statue of Confucius was a gift from Minjian University. The purpose of this statue was to show that Brock University now houses one of three Confucius institutes in Ontario. The institute has become a platform of cultural exchanges between China and the world enhancing the understanding of Chinese culture. The Confucius Institute is the third facility in Ontario. The institue at Brock represents two years of planning and negotiating to bring a facility that will fortify the teaching of languages and increase the opportunity of cultural exchanges, as well as help Brock develop links with academic institutions in China. 

 

 

In order to be sensitive to Chinese beliefs and culture, Brock brought in a feng shui consultant to give advice about the placement of the statue on campus.

 

Surroundings

 

Quarry View Residence: Non-Traditional Residence.

 

International Centre: Houses Confucius Institute as well as faculty offices

 

East Academic: Comprises of 3 buildings, each filled with seminar rooms

 

Glenridge Building: Faculty offices and one seminar room

 


Photo Gallery

 


TripClip Audio File

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Click to play or download the confucius TripClip (mp3 format).

This destination is also part of the TripClip tour entitled

Brock University Walking Tour.
 

 


Hours of Operation

Dawn to Dusk 

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:
 

Merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403 W go 20.8 km

Keep left to continue on Queen Elizabeth Way, follow signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie go 51.5 km

Take the exit onto ON-406 S toward Thorold/Welland/Port Colborne go 11.3 km

Take the Regional Road 71/Saint David's Road W exit go 450 m

Merge onto St David's Rd go 750 m

Continue onto Isaac Brock Blvd N go 300 m

Turn right onto Meter Rd go 130 m

Turn right Destination will be on the left


From Erie:

 

Head east on Municipal Centre Dr go 96 m

Take the 1st right to stay on Municipal Centre Dr go 110 m

Turn left onto Buffalo Rd go 190 m

Turn right onto Garrison Rd go 450 m

Take the 2nd left onto Pettit Rd/Regional Rd 118 go 1.9 km

Turn right onto Gilmore Rd/Regional Rd 19 go 400 m

Merge onto QEW/Queen Elizabeth Way via the ramp to Toronto go 27.1 km

Take exit 32 for Thorold Stone Road/Regional Road 57 toward Thorold go 290 m

Turn left onto Thorold Stone Road go 5.5 km

Continue onto ON-58 N (signs for Thorold/Ontario 406) go 3.1 km

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Regional Road 71/Saint David's Road go 1.4 km

Turn left onto St David's Rd/Regional Road 71 go 550 m

Continue onto Isaac Brock Blvd  go 300 m

Turn right onto Meter Rd go 130 m

Turn right Destination will be on the left

 

Located Infront of the International Center

 


Historical

      

The Confucius institute at Brock is one of 3 in Ontario and one of 7 in Canada. To this day, there are more than 300 Confucius institutions located worldwide. The goal of these institutes is to understand and enhance Chinese culture in the area to promote multiculturalism. After two years of planning, Brock finally will be able to facilitate cultural exchanges and develop links with the academic institutions in China. Although Brock has offered classes in mandarin, the new Confucius institute will give Brock the formal certification for all mandarin language teachers in Southern Ontario.

 


Further Information

 

Reference 1

http://brocku.ca/

 

Reference 2

http://www.brockpress.com/

 

Reference 3

 

Facilities

public restrooms, vending machines and public food courts are available throughout campus

Admission Fee

Free Parking $7.00

Accessibility

yes

Address

St. Catharines, Ontario

Telephone

905-688-5550

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1194029
Longitude -79.2490571

Administration

Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave
L2S 3A1
Tel 905-688-5550

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