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 […]

Map Collection on the Move

BRANDON, MB – A collection with more than 10,000 high definition maps is being moved into the John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University (BU), allowing for greater public access. The John Langton Tyman Map Library contains atlases and topographic maps of Manitoba and Canada, as well as maps from around the world. It’s one […]

Invest in University with Score a Seat

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) supporters now have the unique opportunity to purchase their very own seat in the Richardson Gymnasium with Score a Seat, a new campaign launched today to raise the final dollars needed for the Healthy Living Centre (HLC). “I urge both individuals and businesses to consider joining me in supporting […]

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 […]

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 […]