Homecoming 2022 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 11

Time Location Event
3:30 pm 4-47 Brodie Building

Science Seminar Series

Zoom link

Jon McGavok – CHRIM: Engaging patients and communities in translational diabetes and metabolic research – A case for the JEDI Force (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

Thursday, October 13

Time Location Event
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Across Campus

Open Campus & Self-Directed Tours

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.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Online

Celebration of Authors

Zoom link: https://brandonu-ca.zoom.us/j/3964982958

This year, the Faculty of Education congratulates the authors from volume 14’s five issues! Several authors will present their work during our zoom event.

7:30 pm Lorne Watson Recital Hall – School of Music

Homecoming Concert

No charge for registered Homecoming Guests

Please join us for a Homecoming Concert featuring pianists Megumi Masaki, Alexander Tselyakov, and Everett Hopfner. Meet and greet reception to follow. Limited seating.

7:30 pm Westman Manitoba Centennial Auditorium (205 – 20th Street)

Community Event

Route 10 Collective presents: Concert for George Harrison

Tickets available at www.WMCA.ca or by phone at 204-728-9510

Route 10 Collective is a collection of Clear Lake area musicians. For eleven years, the Collective has presented sold out tribute shows of their favourite musical acts. Most notably Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Monterey Pop Festival. This year Concert for George Harrison is being presented. Complete with stellar vocals, and stinging musicianship, the Collective will play some of Harrison’s most popular songs from the Beatles, the solo years, and the Traveling Wilburys, as well as deep cuts for the ears of the true aficionados.

6:30 pm – 11:00 pm McMaster Hall – Residence Complex

Under the Stars

No charge | Capacity limit for each group

Get an extremely close-up view of the splendor of the night’s sky through the BU Observatory. On a newly renovated deck area atop McMaster Hall, crisp fall skies will reveal the secrets of the stars and our solar system. Weather permitting.

Friday, October 14

Time Location Event
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Across Campus

Open Campus & Self-Directed Tours

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.

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Walking Track – Healthy Living Centre

Beer Garden

No entrance fee

Join us for a casual Beer Garden with locally sourced beer to celebrate the Citizen’s Science Building’s centennial!

4:00 pm Walking Track – Healthy Living Centre

Alumni Book Fair

No entrance fee

Calling all Alumni Authors! Please register your book and bring some copies to display and discuss in the Mingling Area. There will be an opportunity to give a 3-minute presentation and overview of your publication.

6:00 pm Mingling Area – Knowles Douglas Student Union Centre

Trivia Night

No entrance fee

Bring a team or find one when you get here to compete for the Stanley Knowles Cup!

6:00 pm North Gym – Healthy Living Centre Women’s Basketball BU Bobcats vs. CMU Blazers
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm McMaster Hall – Residence Complex

Under the Stars

No charge | Capacity limit for each group

Get an extremely close-up view of the splendor of the night’s sky through the BU Observatory. On a newly renovated deck area atop McMaster Hall, crisp fall skies will reveal the secrets of the stars and our solar system. Weather permitting.

8:30 pm North Gym – Healthy Living Centre Men’s Volleyball BU Bobcats vs. USask Huskies

Saturday, October 15

Time Location Event
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Across Campus

Open Campus & Self-Directed Tours

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.

8:30 am Victoria Inn – 3550 Victoria Ave., Brandon

Athletics Wall of Fame Brunch

8:30 am Doors Open | 9 am Breakfast | 9:30 am Ceremony

Tickets $50

The prestigious Wall of Fame event is set for Saturday, October 15 at the Victoria Inn Imperial Ballroom. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., breakfast is at 9:00 a.m. with the ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased from the Customer Service Centre at the Healthy Living Centre for $50.
Tables of eight can be reserved for $350, and those travelling from outside of Brandon can reserve tickets by calling 204-727-7354.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Henry Champ Gym – Healthy Living Centre

Family Fun Afternoon

No entrance fee | Everyone Welcome

Come and test your skills at archery, the obstacle course, and more!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mingling Area – Knowles Douglas Student Union Centre

A Nintendo Afternoon

No entrance fee | Everyone Welcome

The Brandon University Gaming Association is hosting an afternoon of Mario Kart, Mario Party, JackboxTV Games and more! Snacks will be provided.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mingling Area – Knowles Douglas Student Union Centre

Campus Books

Come explore Campus books and pick up some BU SWAG, including the new merch line from the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre.

1:00 pm 1st Floor Concourse – John R. Brodie Science Centre

Celebration of Iva Wood and Ruth Davies BU’s first female science graduates

Brandon University and our Faculty of Science are honored to posthumously recognize two trailblazers, Iva (née Delamater) Wood, and Ruth (née Humeston) Davies, the first two women to receive a Science degree from Brandon College back in 1944. We will unveil a plaque in recognition of their achievements, followed by refreshments.

1:00 pm Soccer Field – Healthy Living Centre Women’s Soccer BU Bobcats vs. Les Rouges de St Boniface
1:00 pm Canada Games Rugby Park (John Reilly Field – Hilton Ave, Brandon, MB) Women’s Rugby BU Bobcats vs. Mid American
1:00 – 3:00 pm Ceremonial Fire Pit – Kavanagh Courtyard

Bannock and Tea

No entrance fee | Everyone Welcome

Please join the Indigenous Alumni Chapter in celebrating Indigenous life on campus in the newly built Ceremonial Fire Pit located between Clark Hall and the Knowles-Douglas Centre. We will be serving bannock and tea, and creating a welcoming atmosphere to mingle and share your experiences. The Indigenous Alumni Chapter is the newest addition to the BU Alumni Association, and we would love to discuss the future of the Chapter and our plans for upcoming events with the wider community.

2:00 pm Meet in Room 104 – Clark Hall

Guided Campus Tours

No entrance fee | Everyone Welcome

Take a tour of campus guided by some of our knowledgeable Student Leaders.

2:00 pm North Gym – Healthy Living Centre Men’s Volleyball BU Bobcats vs. USask Huskies
3:15 pm Soccer Field – Healthy Living Centre Men’s Soccer BU Bobcats vs. Les Rouges de St Boniface
5:00 pm Harvest Hall

Homecoming Dinner & Awards

5 pm Doors Open | 6 pm Dinner | 7 pm Ceremony

Tickets $55

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

6:30 pm – 11:00 pm McMaster Hall – Residence Complex

Under the Stars

No charge | Capacity limit for each group

Get an extremely close-up view of the splendor of the night’s sky through the BU Observatory. On a newly renovated deck area atop McMaster Hall, crisp fall skies will reveal the secrets of the stars and our solar system. Weather permitting.

9:00 pm – 12:00 am Corner of Louise Ave and 20th Street, across from the HLC

Fire Pit

No charge | Everyone Welcome

Come celebrate the new sculpture by renowned Cree/Métis sculptor Kevin McKenzie as part of BU’s work towards Truth and Reconciliation. Hot chocolate and s’mores will be provided.

Sunday, October 16

Time Location Event
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Harvest Hall

Farewell Brunch

Tickets $25

Enjoy a wonderful buffet-style breakfast in Harvest Hall, reminisce about your time at BU, and start making plans for 2023!

11:00 am – 4:00 pm The Firehall (637 Princess Ave.)

Community Event

The Weird exchange

Tickets can be purchased here

Introducing a craft market with a different approach, The Weird Exchange has been designed to build an experience around your hand-made goods while providing an immersive event for attendees. Proceeds will be going to a Scholarship for Interactive Media Students at Assiniboine Community College.

Tuesday, October 18

Time Location Event
3:30 pm 4-47 Brodie Building

Science Seminar Series

Zoom link

Neal Melvin – Brandon University: Thanks for the memories: does a master regulator control long-term memory formation?