BU artist paints official portrait of former University of Winnipeg president

Lisa Wood, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art, has painted the official presidential portrait of former University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Anette Trimbee. The artwork was unveiled recently at UWinnipeg’s Richardson College. Learn more about Wood’s new artwork at the UWinnipeg website.

Brandon University mourns passing of longtime Music Professor William Gordon

It is with profound sadness that the School of Music at Brandon University (BU) announces the death of William Gordon, who passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family, on the evening of October 14th. Professor Gordon, known to so many of us as “Bill”, joined BU’s faculty in September 1970, retired from the […]

School of Music offers free sessions to help musicians ‘return to play’

Music Enrichment at Brandon University (ME@BU) is offering free sessions for students and educators as they return to their school music programs. The instrument-specific advanced musicianship sessions will be held online on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Sessions will be held for flute, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, trumpet, French horn, trombone and low-brass, including tuba and euphonium. “‘Return […]

Alumni of Brandon University to be recognized at 2021 virtual Homecoming

Six of Brandon University’s most distinguished alumni will be recognized with awards during this weekend’s virtual Homecoming celebrations. Homecoming, which is traditionally a time for in-person gatherings, class reunions, and festive revelry, has been moved online again this year, due to ongoing public health concerns, as well as to accommodate alumni from around the world […]

‘No surprises’ for Brandon University in annual Maclean’s ranking

Brandon University places 18th overall among primarily undergraduate universities, as ranked by Maclean’s magazine in their annual survey of Canadian post-secondary institutions. This year’s ranking is about the same as last year, with BU continuing to shine with strong library, student supports, and a good student/faculty ratio. “There are really no surprises any year with […]

School of Music alumnus wins national award

From the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan):   The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce that Luis Ramirez is the recipient of the 2021 SOCAN Foundation George Proctor Prize for his presentation entitled “The Online Composer-Audience Collaboration.”  The George Proctor Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at […]

Giving thanks: Dr. Merv and Marilyn Letts pay homage to prairie roots with new BU award for Minnedosa students

Life has taken Merv and Marilyn Letts to cities around the world, and they are celebrating their prairie roots by creating a new award that will help future generations of Brandon University (BU) students achieve their goals. By generously donating stock, valued at approximately $45,000, they are funding the endowment of the Minnedosa Valley Scholarship/Bursary […]

Vaccination clinics return to Brandon University

Following a successful series of vaccination clinics last month on campus, the Brandon University community has another chance to get the jab this week. Vaccination clinics to protect against Covid-19 will be held again in Harvest Hall, on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and again on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 1–3 p.m. […]

Safe Places for Aging and Care project seeks participants in Manitoba to contribute to research on improving care environments

Researchers at Brandon University (BU), Carleton University, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, and St. Francis Xavier University have begun collecting data for the Safe Places for Aging and Care project. The researchers are examining how features of care environments in both home care and personal care homes influence violence. Their aim is to improve violence prevention strategies across long-term care, […]

Brandon University opens Vaccine Portal for verification of Covid-19 vaccination

Following a successful pilot in the School of Music, Brandon University has opened an online Vaccine Portal for students, faculty and staff to upload proof of their Covid-19 vaccination. Vaccine status is typically provided by uploading a digital copy of your Manitoba Vaccine Card at and following the prompts. Full vaccination is the default […]

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