Going off grid

By Lindsey Enns, Brandon Sun NEAR RIVERS – A Brandon couple is embarking on a project of a lifetime — building their very own self-sustaining home, only the second of its kind in Manitoba. Their earth-sheltered home’s design will be similar to an “Earthship,” an idea coined by American architect Michael Reynolds, who built and designed […]

Four-Year Deal at Brandon University!

BRANDON, MB – In a demonstration of commitment to students, faculty, staff and the community, the Brandon University Faculty Association (BUFA) and Brandon University (BU) have reached a four-year Agreement for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019. The Agreement will take effect immediately, having been ratified by both the BUFA membership […]

BU Student Researchers Receive Federal Funding

Brandon, MB – Seven Brandon University (BU) students have received federal funding for spring/summer research under the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award (NSERC USRA) program for 2015 totaling $31,500. NSERC USRAs are meant to stimulate students’ research interests in natural sciences and engineering to encourage graduate-level study and […]

BU Students Recognized for Commitment to Leadership

BRANDON, MB – Outstanding student leaders were recognized recently in celebration of their completion of the Student Leadership Certificate program newly offered this year at Brandon University (BU). Student participants received their certificates at a reception honouring their achievements on April 1st. The Student Leadership Certificate Program is a new, non-credit, co-circular program that was […]

Brandon University Celebrates Opening of New Geology Core Lab

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) Geology students, faculty members and industry representatives celebrated the official opening of the University’s first Geology Core Lab yesterday afternoon on the BU campus. The Lab houses various examples of mining and petroleum drill cores, and provides students with the opportunity to practice their knowledge and prepare for their […]

BU Professor Launches Second Book on Chinese Canadian History

BRANDON, MB – Dr. Alison Marshall, Professor in the Department of Religion at Brandon University (BU), will launch her latest book, Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada this week as part of BU’s Faculty of Arts Speakers’ Series. This is Marshall’s second book on Chinese Canadian History. “This research is the result of […]

Donors and Student Award Recipients Celebrated at Brandon University

BRANDON, MB – A packed house celebrated Brandon University’s (BU) generous donors and outstanding student achievements on the evening of March 18th, 2015 during BU’s annual Awards Reception. The event connected donors who have supported scholarships and bursaries with the student recipients of those awards in the spirit of fellowship and celebration. “Brandon University’s Awards […]

Government Support for Young Entrepreneurs Announced at Brandon University

Professor Receives NSERC Funding for Mini U

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor has been awarded a federal grant to support science programming for a summer camp that encourages healthy living, creative expression and scientific curiosity in children and youth. Dr. Nancy Stanley, Department of Physical Education, says the $18,700 PromoScience Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council […]

Musician Marking a Four-decade Career

All pro series concerts take place in the School of Music’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Single tickets for pro series concerts are $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and alumni, and free for Conservatory students. Tickets can be purchased in advance in the School of Music Main Office, Queen Elizabeth II Music Building, Brandon […]

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