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Student Accessibility Services teams up with BUSU to present Access Awareness Week

In recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, Dec. 3, the Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) and Student Accessibility Services at BU are celebrating Access Awareness Week. Events have been planned for Dec. 3—5, with the theme this year of “empowering persons with disability and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” So that […]

Baroque musicians underscore holiday season with Pro Series performance

BRANDON – Brandon University’s (BU’s) pro series will bring in Winnipeg-based Baroque choir Canzona for their first-ever Brandon performance on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Under the direction of Kathleen Allan, Canzona will perform at Knox United Church. Joining the signers on the stage will be the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), with conductor Alexander Weimann. This concert […]

Brandon University’s student population grows again this year

BRANDON – Strong international enrolment has driven Brandon University’s student population to new heights with a sixth straight year of growth. Brandon University is home to 3,662 students this year, an increase of 3.0 per cent from 3,554 last year, and an overall rise of more than 25 per cent since 2012. Total credit hours, […]

Brandon’s brassiest Christmas concert to celebrate fifth anniversary

Take in some classic holiday music in unforgettably deep fashion this Saturday, at Tuba Christmas. Brandon University’s Dr. Aaron Wilson arranges the annual event, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary in Brandon this year. The event began in New York in 1974, and Wilson brought it to Brandon in 2014. “People go all out. We […]

BU Concert Choir performs Carrabré composition examining prairie history

This Sunday, Nov. 25, the Brandon University (BU) Concert Choir will perform Promised Land, by BU composer T. Patrick Carrabré. Written to incorporate a soprano soloist, choir, percussion, piano and audio clips, this work combines traditional choral singing and speech, along with extended piano techniques and bell strings handmade by the choir. The text comes […]

Brandon University’s annual fundraising appeal triples support during BU50 year

Brandon University’s 50th anniversary year sparked an extraordinary outpouring of generosity from donors, who responded to BU’s Annual Fund appeal by more than tripling last year’s amount. More than $370,000 was received between Oct. 12, 2017 and Oct. 12, 2018 — a timeline that ran from Homecoming to Homecoming as Brandon University celebrated its BU50 […]

Brandon University unveils TRC posters

Brandon University (BU) has unveiled new permanent posters that are being distributed around BU’s campuses to remind and encourage everyone to work toward reconciliation. The poster, featuring the artwork of Coast Salish artist Chad Leon, highlights some of the 94 recommendations and Calls to Action on education from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report. […]

Brandon University team top Manitoba entry in international programming contest

BRANDON – A group of Computer Science majors became Brandon University’s (BU’s) first team to top all Manitoba entries in the ACM North Central North America Regional Programming Contest last weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the BU team of Logan Praznik, Jason Klimack and Andrii Hrytsenko took part in the regional competition of the International […]

Brandon University marks Armistice Day centennial with display of historic Honor Roll

Brandon University is encouraging reflection and remembrance as the world marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. Because Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday this year, the university will remain closed on Monday, Nov. 12 to honour the day. As well, a special display will recognize and honor those from Brandon […]

Brandon University to tackle testicular cancer with Movember campaign

BRANDON – Brandon University is encouraging staff and students to sprout a new look up top while also checking what’s down below in a month-long Movember promotion to raise awareness for testicular cancer and other men’s health needs. Movember is an annual global campaign to support men’s health initiatives through November, and is best known […]

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