Brandon University extends supports to students from Nigeria

Brandon University continues to monitor the worsening situation in Nigeria and we are extending supports to affected members of our community. We deplore the ongoing violence taking place, and are concerned for both the physical safety and the mental wellbeing of our students from Nigeria and their loved ones. The disruption and violence is also […]

Brandon University prof to speak on antifascism in fascist Italy

A Brandon University history professor who is an expert on pre-Second World War Italy will be leading a workshop and introducing a film that explores fascism and antisemitism in fascist Italy. The event, organized by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, will be held via Zoom on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25. It is free […]

$100K grant to BU CARES will investigate racism and anti-racism in Manitoba

A Brandon University research project to combat racism in Manitoba has been selected to receive just over $100,000 in federal support from Canada Heritage. The project, housed in BU’s Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies (BU CARES), will create and distribute videos on social media that explore different experiences of racism, educate people on […]

BU50 Anniversary Ale ‘aging gracefully’ for beer collectors

A special beer brewed more than two years ago for the BU50 anniversary is maturing nicely and is currently very enjoyable to savour, says local beer expert and BU alumnus Cody Lobreau. Brandon University recently caught up with Lobreau to sample two bottles of the BU50 beer, from two different brewing batches. Both were brewed […]

Brandon University alumni pay tribute to outstanding graduates, faculty

BRANDON – The Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) is continuing a tradition for this year’s virtual Homecoming by honouring some outstanding individuals. Teresa Flannery is the 2020 recipient of the BUAA Award for Exceptional Service, while Distinguished Young Alumni Awards are being presented to Dr. Melissa Anderson, Graydon Cramer, Lindsay Filewich and Alissa Watson. Normally […]

New Brandon University sign to light up this weekend for Homecoming

Brandon University’s latest landmark will bring a bit of brightness to the evenings, starting this weekend. The large new BU sign at 18th Street and Victoria Avenue will be lit up all night long, starting tonight. Although the sign was installed earlier this year, with final electrical hookups and testing completed last month, the switch […]

Order your delicious blue and gold ‘Bobcat Appreciation Meal’ on Friday

The annual BU Homecoming awards dinner and gala is coming to you this year with a special ‘Bobcat Appreciation Meal’ available for order this Friday for fans, alumni, and the entire community. While in-person events are on hiatus for the current time, Brandon University and the BU Bobcats are teaming up with Everyone Eats Brandon […]

Brandon University brings Homecoming to you with new celebrations

Although the in-person Homecoming scheduled for this weekend had to be cancelled, Brandon University has new ways to come together this year. “We are bringing Homecoming to you, wherever you are — either here in Brandon, or as one of our alumni around the world, there are new ways to explore BU and reconnect with […]

BU will lower flag to mourn passing of former Athletics Director George Birger

Brandon University rises one spot in annual Maclean’s national rankings

Brandon University has nudged up one spot in the annual rankings of Canadian universities conducted by Maclean’s magazine. The rankings once again identify many of BU’s strengths in the raw data, value other strengths in ways that differ from BU, and fail to fully credit BU’s strengths as a regionally focused institution. “This year, especially, […]

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