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BU residences unplug with new WiFi, improved lounges

Students living in residence at BU can finally cut the cord. New investments in campus-wide WiFi mean that Brandon University’s three student residences will now have wireless internet access at no extra cost. “This is a huge upgrade for our residents, who were previously limited to ethernet cable connections,” said Jackie Nichol, BU’s Ancillary Services […]

Brandon University expands reunion of Indigenous alumni with move to Homecoming

Brandon University will welcome back Indigenous alumni from all years past for a special reunion day and celebration gathering during Homecoming this fall, replacing a smaller gathering that was originally planned for late August. The reunion is being organized by a special committee in partnership with the BU Alumni Association and the BU Indigenous Peoples […]

Fresh start for Brandon University meals

Brandon University will have greener options and more convenience for hungry people on campus this fall. The revamped menu focuses on fresh, sustainable and local options, with expanded vegetarian and vegan fare as well. “Students in residence eat three meals a day here, and many other students, faculty, staff and visitors rely on us for […]

Brief 20th Street closure will accommodate Brandon University power upgrade

Brandon University will be upgrading power cables underneath the campus, adding resiliency and new capacity to an aging system that has begun to reach the end of its life. Beginning in the next few days, a short stretch of the 300-block of 20th Street, near the intersection with Louise Avenue, will be closed to allow […]

New Co-operative Education Coordinator joins BU

Brandon University’s (BU’s) successful Co-operative Education Program is getting a new leader. Cora Dupuis has joined BU as its new Co-operative Program Coordinator. Dupuis replaces Kelley Mitton, who will leave for New Brunswick later this month after spending the past two years at BU, developing the Co-op program and then guiding it through its first […]

Brandon University to host reception in memory of late Dr. Perkins

Brandon University will be the venue for a memorial reception in honour and memory of the late Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins, a former President and Vice-Chancellor at BU. On Friday, July 26, Dr. Perkins passed away peacefully at the age of 89. An obituary is available online at https://www.brockiedonovan.com/obituaries/Harold-Jack-Perkins/#!/Obituary A funeral service will be held […]

‘Crowd-sourced policing’? BU prof spies social media trends in ongoing manhunt

As the Mounties continue their search for two murder suspects who have been seen across Canada’s north, a Brandon University professor is finding a lot that’s of interest online. Dr. Christopher J. Schneider is an expert on police use of social media (in fact, he wrote the book), and he says that the worldwide interest […]

Best article award for Brandon University professor published in Cambridge journal

Brandon University’s Dr. Allison McCulloch has received the Elizabeth Meehan ‘Best Article’ Prize for 2018. The award, announced recently, recognizes a peer-reviewed, original research article by Dr. McCulloch that appeared in the October 2018 edition of the Government and Opposition journal, published by Cambridge University Press. “I am delighted to receive this recognition,” said Dr. […]

Brandon University welcomes 10th anniversary Augustfest

Conceived as a way of celebrating the contributions of musicians with significant connections to Western Manitoba, Augustfest X opens Sunday evening August 11 and runs through Friday, August 16, 2019. Concerts will be held each evening in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on the Brandon University campus. Although Augustfest is an independent non-profit community festival, […]

BU Homecoming to welcome Dr. Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada founder, for public keynote

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 on Thursday evening, Oct. 17, as Homecoming weekend kicks off. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Samantha Nutt to Brandon and to the BU Homecoming,” said Carla Eisler, BU’s Director of […]

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