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Racism has no place at Brandon University

Brandon University stands for tolerance, for inclusion, and for diversity in all forms. There is never an excuse for racism or bigotry and we strongly condemn all instances of hate and discrimination. These are global struggles, and we recognize the protestors who are showing us their commitment and honour in the streets, particularly in the […]

Researchers from BU contribute to historic dinosaur study

With its massive suit of armour and rows of pointy spines, the nodosaur was an intimidating-looking beast. But for a team of researchers from Brandon University (BU), the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, it’s what’s inside that counts. The researchers, who included Brandon University Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood, […]

Brandon University plans Fall Term with mostly online instruction

Brandon University’s Fall Term will see instruction that is mostly delivered online, as we continue to take precautions to ensure the health and safety of our whole community. While Covid-19 trends in Manitoba look promising, BU is taking a cautious and prudent approach that is in line with provincial phased reopening plans. We will limit […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Dr. Peter Letkeman

The Brandon University community is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Peter Letkeman, a distinguished chemist and professor who was also a longtime Dean of Science. “As a member of the Western Manitoba Science Fair Executive, and as a scientist, I can say that his contribution to science in the community has […]

BU professor, Brandon Friendship Centre partner in Canadian family study

Dr. Patty Douglas, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s Faculty of Education, is partnering with the Brandon Friendship Centre as part of a major national research project. Their participation in the project was featured recently by the Brandon Sun: BU prof part of a national families study By: Colin Slark Posted: 05/30/2020 3:00 AM A Brandon […]

BU Research Committee awards $100,000 in funding

Brandon University (BU) researchers are exploring topics from underground artifacts to far-away galaxies thanks to more than $100,000 in BU Research Committee (BURC) funding. BURC is providing $102,941 to support 27 projects during the 2019-20 period. Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as internal BU funds, BURC helps […]

Used BU residence furniture supporting community charities

A long awaited furniture renewal in McMaster Hall will benefit more than the students who move into the Brandon University (BU) residence. The old furniture that made generations of BU students feel at home will continue to be put to good use, helping hundreds of community members. McMaster Hall is getting 230 new sets of […]

Brandon University celebrates nearly 600 graduates in Class of 2020

Putting aside the in-person pomp and circumstance for a time, Brandon University celebrated the Class of 2020 in physically distanced fashion this year. “Today would have been the first of our three Convocation ceremonies, and a moment of celebration for every student as they walked across the stage, shook hands, hugged, high-fived and beamed while […]

Linda Ross returns to BU as Acting Dean of Health Studies

A former Dean of Health Studies is temporarily stepping back into the role. Linda Ross has assumed the position of Acting Dean of Health Studies, stepping in for John Moraros, who has taken a personal leave with the support of the university. Ross was the first Dean of Health Studies and served in that role […]

BU researchers and physicians team up to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

BRANDON – Ongoing shortages in N95 masks have motivated a Brandon University (BU) laboratory to partner with Brandon Clinic to develop a respirator that could be used to limit the spread of COVID-19. Although cloth masks are recommended to control the spread of amongst the general population, these masks do not provide sufficient protection for […]

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