Familiar Face Accepts Fundraising Role

BRANDON, MB – The Dean of Brandon University’s internationally-renowned music programming has accepted a new challenge – alumni engagement, fundraising, and partnership building. Dr. Michael Kim, Dean of the School of Music, has been named Acting Associate Vice-President (External), and will oversee the University’s community campaigns including the current Score a Seat initiative to raise […]

Professor Featured as Hologram in Human Rights Museum

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor is prominently featured in the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights opening this weekend in Winnipeg. Dr. Yvonne Boyer is one of 8 people from across Canada chosen to be a holographic narrator in the Turning Points for Humanity Gallery. “What a remarkable experience,” says Dr. Boyer, […]

Free Open House at Healthy Living Centre

BRANDON, MB – Walk the track, hoist some weights, or shoot hoops with the kids. The community will have a free opportunity this week to try out western Manitoba’s state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University, during the facility’s first-ever open house. “We are offering an alternative to winter hibernation,” says HLC Manager Maureen […]

Moving Portrayal of Chinese Canadians in New Book

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University professor, internationally acclaimed for research into racism and immigration, has published a new book about the Chinese families who settled the Canadian Prairies in the late 1800s, and their stories of resilience and resourcefulness. Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada, is the result of nearly a decade […]

Reframing ‘Healthy’ Public Policy

BRANDON, MB – A community health leader and visiting professor at Brandon University (BU) says every Canadian would benefit from an approach making health a consideration in all public policy. Dr. Ardene Robinson Vollman is a registered nurse, educator, and researcher in public health and health promotion; chair-elect of the Canadian Public Health Association; and […]

A Glimpse of Wartime in New Library Exhibition

BRANDON, MB – The untold stories of the men and women from Brandon College (now Brandon University) who took part in World War l are chronicled in a new public exhibition, Brandon College and the Great War, on display at Brandon University (BU). “500 students, staff and alumni, including two from the very first year […]

New Project to Increase Rural and Urban Dialogue

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is leading a new $5.2 million international partnership, including $2.5 million in federal grants, to strengthen the voices of rural and northern communities. The Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) will network scholars, politicians and citizens in a variety of ways including conferences, webinars and publications, to ensure that policy-makers […]

University Helps Endangered Lizards

BRANDON, MB – Manitoba’s only lizard, the endangered northern prairie skink, will receive new protection thanks to efforts by a researcher from Brandon University (BU). Dr. Pam Rutherford, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, has convinced the Canadian Herpetological Society to designate Spruce Woods Provincial Park an Important Amphibian & Reptile Area. The park, […]

Students to Benefit from New Partnership

BRANDON, MB – Student success is at the heart of a new collaborative agreement signed today between Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC), a partnership to explore new courses, research opportunities and student mobility between the two institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will enhance both programming and accessibility for more than 9,500 […]

Students Honoured for Cutting Edge Research

BRANDON, MB – Students from Brandon University (BU) have been honoured for summer research projects, which include understanding drug resistance and creating new synthetic materials to build better computers and medical diagnostic equipment. A reception and research presentation was held for seven BU students sharing $31,500 in Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), plus almost $8,000 […]