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Brandon University saddened by passing of John English

The Brandon University (BU) community is mourning the passing of John C. B. English, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 at the age of 85. English joined BU in 1987 as a faculty member in the post-diploma Bachelor of Science in Mental Health (BScMH) program and served the University until his retirement in 2005. He later […]

BU marks Truth and Reconciliation Week with guest talk and events

A talk by residential school survivor Tony Stevenson will be one of the events recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Week at Brandon University (BU). Truth and Reconciliation Week at BU takes place from September 26 — 30, 2022, providing a time to reflect on the harm done by Canada’s residential school system. Organized by the Indigenous […]

BU plans in-person Homecoming for 2022

Brandon University (BU) will be hosting its first in-person Homecoming celebration since 2019, from October 13 to 16, 2022. The weekend will be filled with a multitude of events including the usual favourites such as the Homecoming Dinner and Awards Ceremony, the Athletics Wall of Fame Brunch, and the Pro Series concert featuring BU’s Megumi […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Dr. R. K. Springer

The Brandon University (BU) community is saddened by the passing of Dr. R. K. (Bob) Springer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geology. Dr. Springer passed away on Friday, Sept. 16 at the age of 78. Dr. Springer was born in Guelph, Ont., and grew up in Winnipeg. He attained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) […]

BU Co-op program celebrates success

The students and supporters of Brandon University’s (BU’s) Co-operative Education Program were celebrated at a luncheon on Friday at Harvest Hall. With the theme of Delivering Tomorrow’s Talent, Today! the event reviewed the successes of the past year, took a closer look at the Co-op program and the student activities during their work terms, and […]

Ensemble Télémaque opens pro series season

Brandon University’s (BU’s) School of Music is partnering with a long-running Manitoba concert series for the first concert of the pro series season. Nine-piece Ensemble Télémaque, from Marseille, France, will open the 2022-23 pro series with a performance on Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen […]

Brandon University will close on Monday, Sept. 19 for national day of mourning

Brandon University will be closed to honour the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, a federally proclaimed day of mourning. The University’s flags, which have been flown at half-mast since the Queen’s passing, will remain lowered through her funeral. “Brandon University shared important ties with the Queen, including two of the […]

Student cybersecurity being improved

Brandon University is making improvements to student information security this term. Effective September 26, all BU student accounts will be multi-factor authentication (MFA) enabled. This means along with your email/username and password, you’ll now have a second layer of security. Depending on your devices, this might mean a push notification on an app, or a […]

Research Manitoba grants support faculty, student projects at BU

A Brandon University (BU) professor and a student will benefit from funding from Research Manitoba to support their work. Dr. Ellen Watson, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, is the recipient of a Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating Grant. Reid Opperman, a student in the Master of Sciences (Environmental and Life Sciences) program, […]

Dr. Murray Smith added to Education Wall of Honour

BRANDON – The late Dr. Murray Smith has been recognized with a place on the Brandon University (BU) Faculty of Education Wall of Honour. Dr. Smith is the first addition to the Wall in more than 10 years. He taught at BU from 1989 until his retirement in 2001. Prior to that, Dr. Smith worked […]

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