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Category Archives: Student Services

New Librarian Joins Brandon University

August 15, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Brandon University’s new University Librarian is a team leader with a long history of contributing to student success, in part by elevating the library user’s experience. Mostly recently, Betty Braaksma served as Usability Liaison Librarian and Virtual Reference Coordinator at the University of Manitoba. She is also coordinator of the Manitoba Shared […]

Posted in Adult Learners, Arts, Brandon U, Education, Health Studies, Science, Student Services

BU Upgrades Campus Residences

August 1, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Saying goodbye to family and friends to attend university can be challenging. Imagine leaving everybody and everything to travel 7000 kilometers from Lima, Peru to Brandon, MB. “There were lots of tears at the airport,” says Nataly Ore, who arrived at Brandon University (BU) in January, 2011. “I left my mother, brother […]

Posted in Ancillary Services, Brandon U, Student Services

BU Recruits Student Success Leader

July 31, 2013 BRANDON, MB – A key member from one of the country’s top comprehensive universities is joining the student success team at Brandon University (BU). Tom Brophy assumes the new role of Associate Vice-President (Student Services and Enrolment Management) and University Registrar. Most recently, he served as Director, Student Success Programs at Memorial University, in Newfoundland […]

Posted in Adult Learners, Brandon U, Scholarships, Student Services

BU Graduates Win Federal Scholarships

July 22, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Four graduating students from Brandon University (BU) have been awarded federal scholarships, given each year to top-ranking applicants furthering their educations in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. In total, $70,000 in scholarships from the Tri-Agency’s Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) will be split among the BU students. “These awards go to […]

Posted in Arts, Brandon U, Environmental Science, Research, Scholarships, Science, Student Services

Musical Homecoming Draws International Performers

July 18, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Exceptional musicians from around the world are returning to Brandon for the week-long Augustfest Homecoming Concert Series, an annual festival featuring performers who were either raised or studied music in southwestern Manitoba. Highlights this year will include baritone Hugh Russell, a native of Rivers MB, who has performed with the Danish Radio […]

Posted in Alumni, Brandon U, Music, Student Services

BU First Choice for Local High School Grads

July 8, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) remains a top draw for local high school students, according to a survey done by the Brandon Sun newspaper. The Sun questioned 460 students graduating this year from Brandon’s three high schools: Vincent Massey, Neelin and Crocus Plains. Of the 269 respondents, more than one in four plans on […]

Posted in ADES, Anthropology, Arts, Arts One, Athletics, Brandon U, Campus Recreation, Education, Environmental Science, Health Studies, Music, Physics & Astronomy, Scholarships, Science, Student Services

BU Partners in Tuition Waiver Program

June 26, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Children raised in Manitoba’s child welfare system now have increased opportunities for post-secondary education through the recently announced Tuition Waiver Program partnership involving Brandon University (BU), Assiniboine Community College (ACC) and the four Child and Family Services Authorities of Manitoba. “We are very excited and cannot thank BU and ACC enough for […]

Posted in Adult Learners, Brandon U, Student Services

BU Honours Graduates at Convocation 2013

May 31, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Clothed in traditional cap and gown, 558 students received their degrees during graduation exercises at Brandon University (BU) on Friday, May 31st. Capacity crowds of more than 2500 people cheered the grads, during morning and afternoon programs in BU’s Healthy Living Centre. Valedictorian Julia Redfern, BSc (Hons), said, “I am fortunate for […]

Posted in ADES, Adult Learners, Alumni, Ancillary Services, Anthropology, Arts, Arts One, Athletics, Brandon U, Campus Recreation, Education, Education Graduate Studies, Environmental Science, Graduate Studies, Health Studies, Music, Physics & Astronomy, Scholarships, Science, Student Services

BU Student Publishes Nursing Research

May 2, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Research conducted by a student from Brandon University (BU) has been published in a prestigious international nursing journal – a rare distinction since he is a year away from finishing his undergraduate degree. John Jackson investigated the experiences of registered psychiatric nurses working in Manitoba, writing a study published in the peer-reviewed […]

Posted in Brandon U, Health Studies, Research, Student Services

Newsman Lloyd Robertson Receives BU Degree

April 25, 2013 BRANDON, MB – Canada’s preeminent television journalist Lloyd Robertson will be given an honourary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), during Convocation at Brandon University on May 31st, 2013. Robertson is one of the most trusted faces in TV news, spending 35 years as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country’s most-watched national newscast, CTV […]

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