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Brandon University to welcome Dr. David Docherty as new President and Vice-Chancellor

Brandon University will welcome as its next President and Vice-Chancellor an accomplished academic and administrator who has a distinguished history of leading institutions through growth and transformative change. Dr. David Docherty will commence a five-year term on May 1, 2019. “The success of any university is measured by the success of our students, our faculty […]

‘Forever Blue and Gold’ — BU50 Homecoming will be biggest, best yet

See the schedule There’s more to do at Homecoming than ever before! And, we are adding even more events all the time. Be sure to stay up to date with the full schedule at You can find us on social media as well. If you’re on Facebook, stay up to date with the Homecoming […]

Artist Kilpatrick wins BMO 1st Art! regional prize

Courtesy of The Brandon Sun. By Jillian Austin For the first time, a Brandon University fine arts graduate has been named the regional winner in the BMO 1st Art! competition. Jimmie Kilpatrick, also known as “Shotgun Jimmie,” won $7,500 for his rock-and-roll inspired submission, entitled “Quality Control.” “It’s incredible. So often we put so much […]

BU professor honoured with national award

A member of Brandon University’s Faculty of Education has been lauded for her unique look at the development of leadership. Dr. Alysha Farrell, an Assistant Professor in BU’s Department of Leadership and Education, is the 2018 recipient of the T.B. Greenfield Dissertation Award. The award, presented annually by the Canadian Association for the Study of […]

Bobcats back community initiatives

BRANDON – The first installment of the Investors Group BIRT Cup under the Brandon University (BU) Bobcats’ banner was a success.   The alumni/charity tournament at the Wheat City Golf Course on Friday, July 13 raised $29,000 for several sports-related community initiatives.   The funding will go towards the Boyd Stadium football fields project, the Brandon […]

BU’s Rural Development Institute helping to attract soybean processing facility to Westman

The City of Brandon is working with the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) to conduct two research projects: a Soybean Industry Supply Chain Assessment and a Regional Assessment of Community Information. Both projects will advance the efforts of the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) to attract a world-class soybean processing facility to […]

In these times: Fringe play by BU profs finds hope in Winnipeg General Strike of 1919

BRANDON – Root Sky Productions, a political theatre company led by Brandon University (BU) professors, will premiere its latest offering at this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Bill Pritchard’s Address to the Jury, a play about the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, opens at Venue 11, Red River College (160 Princess St.) in Winnipeg on […]

Dr. Heather Duncan re-appointed as Dean of Education

Dr. Heather Duncan has been re-appointed to a second term as Brandon University’s Dean of Education. The re-appointment was confirmed at the most recent meeting of BU’s Board of Governors. “I am delighted by Dr. Duncan’s re-appointment,” said BU Interim President Dr. Steve Robinson. “She has been a devoted and inspiring leader as Dean of […]

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival celebrates 13th season

BRANDON — The fourth week of July will mark the 13th season of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, under the artistic direction of pianists Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov. This year’s Festival will include five concerts: four chamber concerts and a jazz concert. Performances run from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29 and […]

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