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 […]

New Book by BU Prof Helps People Succeed

BRANDON, MB – A long-time professor at Brandon University (BU) has written a new book to help you achieve your greatest goals. Endpoint Vision: Living Your Preferred Future Now describes how to define your vision, identify critical events and take action to move towards your preferred future. “This book is for anyone who wants to […]

Students Receive Federal Funds for Research

BRANDON, MB – A handful of Brandon University (BU) students has been awarded federal funding for exciting research projects in biology, physics, and chemistry. The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are given annually to high achievers by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to encourage graduate studies and research careers in […]

Investors Group Gives to University HLC

BRANDON, MB – One of Canada’s leading financial management companies is contributing $50,000 to the state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University (BU). Investors Group will receive corporate name recognition on the score clock in the main gym of the HLC, the home to BU’s Bobcats basketball and volleyball teams. “The legacy of giving […]

BU Researchers Redefine Ancient Earth

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) researcher, working with students and an international team, has new evidence suggesting prehistoric earth was lusher than previously imagined – a rainforest from pole to pole. A major part of their findings, just published in the European geosciences journal Climate of the Past, is reshaping scientific discussions about […]

Landmark Publication on Quality of Life

BRANDON, MB – An adjunct professor with Brandon University (BU) has published a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind reference work on a topic of growing concern to individuals and nations alike – the quality of life. Dr. Alex Michalos spent the last five years creating the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, a 12-volume set containing […]