2019 Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 17

Homecoming Keynote Speaker Dr. Samantha Nutt: When Local is Global | 6:30 pm
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium | 205 – 20th St. Brandon, MB
Tickets $30.50 | Purchase online at:
www.wmca.ca/ or call 204-728-9510
A renowned humanitarian, physician and best-selling author will headline Brandon University’s annual Homecoming this fall. Dr. Samantha Nutt will present the public Homecoming keynote at the WMCA on Thursday evening, Oct. 17, as Homecoming weekend kicks off.

A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid, and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt, a medical doctor and founder of the international humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA, is one of the most recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. For more than 20 years, she has been on the front line of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. These experiences have given her unique insights into the brutality of modern conflict: why it begins, what sustains it, and what must be done to prevent children from being held in its terrifying grip.

In her presentation, “When Local is Global,” Dr. Nutt will examine our obligations to the wider world: How do we impact on it, and how does it impact on us? What do we know, and what do we need to learn?

Homecoming Concert | 8 pm
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, BU School of Music
No charge for registered Homecoming Guests

Enjoy a casual evening of popular jazz tunes performed live by Greg Gatien, Dean of BU’s School of Music and faculty member Michael Cain, an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist. Meet and greet reception to follow. Limited seating.

Friday, October 18

Tailgate Party | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Healthy Living Centre Parking Lot (South Side)
Tickets $20 | Includes game ticket, food and one refreshment (alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage)

Come out and have some pre-game fun and excitement under the tent for food and refreshments as you get ready to cheer on the Bobcats. Meet up with friends, classmates, or fellow co-workers and kick-off the weekend before heading into the gym for some Bobcat action. The Henry Champ Gym will also be open with additional tables and seating.

Bobcat’s Volleyball Home Opener vs Thompson Rivers Wolfpack
6 pm Women’s | 7:45 pm Men’s
Tickets $10 (available at the door)
Make some noise for the Bobcat’s Home Opener night. Show your colours and wear your Bobcat gear –old and new – as you cheer on our teams.

Saturday, October 19

Open Campus & Self-Directed Tours | 8:30 am – 5 pm
The campus is yours to explore. Doors will be open for you to wander the halls and see what’s new and what has stayed the same. Pick up a Self-Guided Tour booklet at the Healthy Living Centre to start your journey. Guided tours will be offered during the afternoon.

Athletics Wall of Fame Brunch
8:30 am Doors Open | 9 am Breakfast | 9:30 am Ceremony
Victoria Inn | 3550 Victoria Ave. | Brandon
Tickets $50
A highlight of this year’s volleyball reunion, this brunch will feature the inductees into the Dick and Verda McDonald Sports Wall of Fame.

80 Years of Science | 10 am – 4 pm
Brodie Science Building | BU Campus
Join the Faculty of Science for events and displays throughout the day as we celebrate 80 years of science at BU.

Cartoon Cereal Bar | 10 am – 12 pm
JRC Evans Theatre – George T. Richardson Building | BU Campus
No charge

Join us in the Evans Theatre for the Saturday morning attraction. Snacks will include a variety of cereal and milk to enjoy during the movie.

Family Fun Afternoon | 1 pm – 4 pm
Various campus locations
Come by and take in some of the family-friendly events, such as archery tag, haunted residence, bannock over the fire, beading, and more.

Bobcat’s Soccer vs Saint Boniface
Men’s 1pm | Women’s 3:15 pm
Healthy Living Centre Field | BU Campus

Guided Campus Tours | 2 pm
Meet in Room 104 Clark Hall
| BU Campus

World-Class Research BUILT in Brandon Presentation Event | 2 pm – 4:30 pm
Room 212 Clark Hall | BU Campus
No charge | Everyone Welcome
Join us for wine and cheese as we learn about the amazing research undertaken by our Brandon University Research Committee (BURC) grant recipients.  Projects will be showcased during 3-minute presentations that will be sure to leave you wanting more.

Homecoming Dinner & Awards | 5 pm – 9 pm
Harvest Hall | BU Campus
Tickets $40

Enjoy an evening with friends and classmates as we recognize special anniversary class years and celebrate the outstanding achievements of BU alumni.

Sunday, October 20

Farewell Brunch | 10 am – 12 pm
Harvest Hall | BU Campus
Tickets $20

Share your stories and memories during the open mic as you bid farewell to classmates for another year!