Annual Fund

Three female students walking to class

2019/20 Campaign Update

Thank you to everyone who supported our Annual Fund again this year. Thanks to your immense generosity more than $387,000 was raised!

In 2019/20 we committed to supporting our students through Student Mental Health, Indigenous Student Success and our continued dedication to Scholarships and Bursaries. Thank you for making an impact in the lives of our deserving students.

Student Mental Health

The need for mental health and wellness services on campus is real. For many students, university years are the first time that they are faced with new responsibilities and challenges, while also adapting to an entirely different environment. These significant lifestyle changes can hamper a student’s ability to focus on their studies.

Ensuring that our students have the resources they need is extremely important. Your support can help fund student initiatives such as our Peer Wellness Educator Program. Made up of a passionate group of student volunteers, Peer Wellness Educators plan and promote wellness activities for students throughout the year. Whether it be workshops on healthy nutrition options, suicide prevention awareness activities or tips on effective meditation practices, groups such as these help to bring a hands on approach to mental wellness. Learn more about BU’s Wellness Services here.

Being a BU alumna and a staff member currently working at the University, I cannot express how the University has impacted and shaped my life. I want to be the “helper” like those who have helped me, to assist and support students.

Iris Wang, Donor, BA ’15, Alumni Association Board Member

Indigenous Student Success

Female student in front of permanent tipiThirteen per cent of Brandon University students identify as Indigenous and that number continues to grow as we move forward with the implementation of our Indigenization Strategy. Indigenous student success continues to be a pillar of our institutional identity.

The Indigenous Peoples’ Centre offers students a wide array of services and for many becomes a home away from home. Chris and his dedicated team provide supports such as academic workshops, tutors, learning skills and development. Cultural or spiritual guidance is available through a dynamic Elders program. Community and family based activities such as movie nights, volunteer opportunities, and group craft activities are an integral part of student engagement on campus and offer participants a holistic education experience.

Find out more about the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre and the services they offer. Your gift will help build a brighter future for our students and our communities.

I choose BU and the Bachelor of Nursing program for its small class sizes and rural and indigenous nursing focus. When I graduate and begin my career as a nurse, I intend to give back to BU as an alumnus, so I can bring the gifts I received full circle.

—Dwayne Wheeler, 3rd yr BN Student

Scholarships & Bursaries

Student awards reward academic achievement, assist students in need and, by lessening the requirement to work, can provide students with increased time for studying and student engagement on campus.

By creating your own award, contributing to an established fund or supporting our general Scholarships and Bursaries Fund you can take pride in knowing that your gift is helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

Joseph Mamuric Jr.

Having a robust support system for students not only elevates academic performance, but it also creates a positive impact on student confidence in their institution.

— Joseph Mamuric Jr., 3rd yr BA Student

Brandon University staff, donors, and students show you the difference that your gift is making and can continue to make in the lives of students every day.