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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Book Explores Aboriginal Health

BRANDON, MB – An internationally-recognized voice in Indigenous health and the law at Brandon University (BU) is launching a new book today; an historical examination of Canadian legal regimes and their negative impacts on the health of Aboriginal peoples. Dr. Yvonne Boyer, BU’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, has written Moving Aboriginal […]

The Art of Medicine Gifted to BU’s Faculty of Health Studies

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University’s Faculty of Health Studies was recently bolstered by the donation of one hundred copies of a new work authored by one of Canada’s most celebrated internists. Gifted to BU by Chancellor Emeritus, Ryerson University, G. Raymond Chang and Donette Chin-Loy Chang, Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong’s The Art of Medicine: […]

Changing the Model

A mong the diplomas and memorabilia adorning Katherine Pachkowski’s bright, cheerful office is a contraption no bigger than a shoebox, cloaked in wood with a metal face sporting buttons and a big dial. “That is an old-school Electro Convulsive Therapy machine that they used in the former Brandon Mental Health Centre,” says the Brandon University […]

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