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Community to Shape Future of Fitness Facility

BRANDON, MB – The Heathy Living Centre at Brandon University (BU) has recorded more than 60,000 visits by area residents during its inaugural year of operation, and this week members and non-members alike will have the opportunity to help guide development of future programming and community use. The first-ever Community Conversation is being held Wednesday […]

Aboriginal Rights Advocate Applauds Ontario Court Decision

BRANDON, MB – An internationally-recognized voice in Indigenous health and the law at Brandon University (BU) is hailing an Ontario court decision on constitutionally protected rights to traditional medicine as “precedent-setting”. Dr. Yvonne Boyer, BU’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, was commenting on last week’s judgment rejecting an application from a Hamilton […]

China Trade Mission Yields Partnerships for Brandon University

BRANDON, MB – The President of Brandon University (BU) has returned from a trip to China with new partnership agreements which will provide exciting learning and exchange opportunities for both Chinese and Canadian students and faculty. Dr. Gervan Fearon took part in a two week trade mission last month to the world’s most populous country […]

Student Competes in Canada’s Smartest Person

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) nursing student will compete this weekend on CBC national television against an eclectic group of brilliant minds, in Canada’s Smartest Person. “This is a once in a lifetime experience,” says 22-year old Alea Ciecko, a 4th year psychiatric nursing student at BU’s Winnipeg campus. “When I was younger, […]

Alumni Honoured for Career and Community Work

by Glen Kirby A lifelong Manitoban, career educator and tireless volunteer has been awarded Brandon University’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service. Bruce Macdonald grew up in Flin Flon, earned Bachelor Degrees in Science and Education from Brandon University (BU). and taught in Virden for 35 years. His interest in volunteerism began at an […]

University Unveils New Logo

BRANDON, MB – In a banquet hall full of proud alumni, Brandon University (BU) officially introduced a new logo and look during this year’s Homecoming Weekend. The new logo, a derivation of BU’s ceremonial coat of arms, maintains the rich heritage of its predecessor, but has simplified graphical elements and text that make for a […]

Positive Space Campaign Aims to Include and Educate

BRANDON, MB – A professor at Brandon University (BU) is spearheading a new initiative called Positive Space with the goal of making all people on campus feel respected and supported, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Dr. Corinne L. Mason says Positive Space has proven successful at universities across Canada in raising […]

Dr. Gervan Fearon Installed as President

BRANDON, MB – With “I do so promise”, Dr. Gervan Albert Fearon was installed as the 15th President of Brandon University (BU) before a crowd including students, staff, provincial and federal politicians, Aboriginal leaders, and academics and University administrators from across Canada. Cloaked in the grey and blue robes of office, President and Vice Chancellor […]

Prestigious Appointment for Gender Researcher

BRANDON, MB – Boys will be boys? Man-up? Real men don’t cry? Dr. Jonathan A. Allan says the contemporary definition of masculinity is unattainable, creating ‘angry white males’ and triggering men’s rights groups across North America. Today, the Brandon University (BU) professor was given a prestigious national appointment and $500,000 to continue his ground-breaking research […]

Leading Entrepreneur To Speak at Homecoming

BRANDON, MB – A globally-recognized entrepreneur is returning to Brandon University (BU) this weekend to speak about his revolutionary new business venture in which citizens would be rewarded by the Canadian government for making healthy or responsible lifestyle choices. Andreas Souvaliotis is an expert on social responsibility and a best-selling author who graduated from BU […]

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