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 […]

Gym Named to Honour Richardson Gift

BRANDON, MB – One of Canada’s prominent family-owned companies is making the largest single private donation to-date to the Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University (BU), a gift which will reach $500,000 when fully realized by matching contributions from the community. The Richardson Foundation – the giving arm of James Richardson & Sons, Limited and […]

Student Invited to World Piano Conference

BRANDON, MB – A celebrated music student from Brandon University (BU) has been invited to perform and deliver a lecture at an international piano competition in Serbia later this month. Luis Ramirez auditioned in April before an international panel of the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA), and was selected to take part in the International […]

New Research Into “Prairie Plague”

BRANDON, MB – New research from Brandon University (BU) may be an important first step in understanding the impact of a noxious weed, toxic to cattle and growing across millions of acres in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Dakotas. Dr. Terence McGonigle, Department of Biology, and former BU student Jeremy Timmer (BSc 2010), studied leafy spurge […]

Debut CD Release from University Violinist

BRANDON, MB – An internationally-acclaimed musician and teacher at Brandon University (BU) has released her debut CD, exploring themes of European folk tunes and Romanticism. Violinist Kerry DuWors, Assistant Professor in BU’s School of Music, joins forces with pianist Futaba Niekawa in the group duo526 to present BALLADE. Released through Navona Records, BALLADE features violin […]

New President is a Familiar Face

BRANDON, MB – Following an exhaustive cross-Canada search, the Brandon University (BU) Board of Governors takes great pride in announcing that Dr. Gervan Fearon begins a five year appointment as President and Vice-Chancellor, effective August 1st, 2014. Currently the Vice-President (Academic and Provost), Dr. Fearon joined BU in 2013 as part of the senior executive […]

Alumni Honoured for Lifetime Achievements

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) will honour two alumni with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the 2014 Convocation on May 30. Florence Brownridge graduated Brandon College in 1949, and pursued a distinguished career in social work in both Canada and the US. Doug Adams devoted nearly 20 consecutive years of volunteer service to BU in […]

University Salutes Volunteers

BRANDON, MB – Two outstanding community builders were among those honoured during the Brandon University Foundation Annual Luncheon, which recognizes the many who have helped advance higher education at Brandon University over the past year. Dr. Bill Myers was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and Pat Britton received the BU Honourary Trustee Apex Award. Britton received […]

University Celebrates Aboriginal Grads

BRANDON, MB – A capacity crowd is expected to participate this week in the annual Graduation Pow Wow at Brandon University (BU), a celebration involving singing, dancing and a giant pot of wild meat stew. “Pow Wow is a tradition among Aboriginal peoples,” says event organizer Rhonda McCorriston, BU’s Director of Aboriginal Initiatives, “a time […]

Professor Studies Racism on the Prairies

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor is co-hosting an international symposium to examine Chinese experiences of racism in Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta villages, towns and small cities from the 1880s until 1960. Dr. Alison Marshall, BU Department of Religion, and Pauline Greenhill at the University of Winnipeg are presenting “Masquerade, Masking […]