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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 […]

BU Anti-bullying blanket going to Ottawa

Article by Megan Lane, Brandon Sun A giant pink anti-bullying blanket made by the Brandon University Anti-Bullying Society is making its way to Ottawa next week. The blanket, which measures 32 feet by 42 feet, is covered by close to 7,000 signatures from students to politicians taking their stand against bullying. Society vice-president Krystal Kayne has spearheaded […]

Two Honorary Doctorates at Convocation

BRANDON, MB – A mental health advocate and an historian will be awarded Honorary Degrees from Brandon University (BU) later this month during the annual Spring Convocation. Rev. Dr. Christopher Laine Summerville is a tireless advocate for recovery-oriented mental health services addressing social prejudice, discrimination and social inclusion. Working both in the United States and […]

Music Students Tour With National Choir

BRANDON, MB – Three students from the Brandon University (BU) School of Music selected to represent Manitoba in the 2014 National Youth Choir (NYC) in Halifax are now in the Maritimes, performing in a week-long tour. Aliah Nelson, Emma Lytle and Connor Lavell have joined 37 singers representing the other nine provinces. Dr. Andree Dagenais, […]

Conference for Youth Literacy and Numeracy

BRANDON, MB – Educators from school divisions across western Manitoba are converging at Brandon University (BU), for two-day workshop on new ways to help early years students with literacy in language, multi-media and numbers. Dr. Cam Symons, BU Faculty of Education and one of the conference organizers, says participants will learn how to develop a […]

BU Sounds Alarm for MB Food Processing

BRANDON, MB – A new report by Manitoba’s premiere rural studies organization outlines the need for immediate industry and government action in the province’s food and beverage processing industry, to support continued growth in sales, investments and jobs in the next few years. Today, the Rural Development Institute (RDI at Brandon University (BU) released Food […]