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 […]

Treasured Art Collection On-Display

An eclectic mix of paintings and prints, including works from international artists who flourished in the 1700s and 1800s, is on public display for a limited time in the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University (BU). The Dr. Viola Lobodowsky Art Collection contains 19 pieces with an appraised value of more than […]

Interned Japanese-Canadian to Speak on Human Rights

BRANDON, MB – A tireless national advocate for human rights will be speaking at Brandon University later this month, about being displaced from his home and interned by the Canadian government during World War ll. Art Miki is a Winnipeg activist, educator, and former president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians. He played a […]

Renowned Heart Surgeon Joins Homecoming

BRANDON, MB – Dr. Jim Parrott has known hardship. Raised in Oak Lake, MB, in the years following World War ll by a single mother on social assistance, he persevered to graduate from Brandon College (now Brandon University) in 1964, becoming a distinguished heart surgeon, medical teacher and politician. “I didn’t have the money for […]

Organic Farming Study Underway

BRANDON, MB – A biology professor at Brandon University (BU) is studying an organic farm in southern Manitoba to better understand the owners’ success, and pass along that knowledge to other organic growers. Dr. Terence McGonigle says there is an increasing market demand for meats, vegetables and fruit produced through ecological methods without the use […]

Science Students Shine at Provincial Conference

BRANDON, MB – Faster-than-light communications? The evolution of the universe? High-energy particle colliders? Science students at Brandon University (BU) presented research on heady topics during an annual symposium supporting theoretical physics research in Manitoba. The Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics (WITP) is a consortium of all the theoretical physicists within the province, encouraging collaboration between […]

Prof Pens Landmark Book On Democracy

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor has written a ground-breaking book: a go-to guide for politicians and policy-makers trying to bring peace to conflict-ravaged regions. Power-Sharing and Political Stability in Deeply Divided Societies, by Dr. Allison McCulloch, is the first major comparison of the two most common power-sharing models used in peace accords […]

University Hosts Prairie Geographers

BRANDON, MB – A prominent whale researcher will be the keynote speaker when geographers from across western Canada and North Dakota meet this weekend in Riding Mountain National Park. Brandon University (BU) is playing host to the annual conference of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (PCAG), with about 100 representatives from […]