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BU student art featured in Sutherland Gallery’s Cabin Fever exhibition

The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University (BU) is offering the perfect outing for those who felt cooped up at home during this month’s cold spell. Beginning this week the Sutherland Gallery will host Cabin Fever, an exhibition featuring work made by students from BU’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. The […]

Brandon University professor Karen Batson elected as Pine Creek’s first female Chief

BRANDON, Man. – A Brandon University (BU) professor has made history in Manitoba’s Pine Creek First Nation. Karen Batson was elected as Pine Creek’s first-ever female Chief earlier this month. She said her priorities for Pine Creek will be to increase educational opportunities, enhance economic development and address infrastructure and social issues. “I am truly […]

Brandon University professor makes important Canadian palm discovery

Small palm-leaf fossils from Alberta, noticed by chance by Brandon University biology professor Dr. David Greenwood, dramatically expand the known range and evolutionary speed of these plants, which are important markers for past climate change. Dr. Greenwood, working with his graduate student, Christopher West from the University of Saskatchewan, has described an entirely new species […]

Retiring Health Studies faculty members launch new scholarship at BU

BRANDON, Man. – Friends and colleagues since meeting as teenagers in 1969, Dr. Kathryn Hyndman and Dr. Fran Racher celebrated their retirement this month by initiating a scholarship that will help future Health Studies students at Brandon University (BU). After completing their science requirements at BU, Hyndman and Racher both graduated from the Brandon General […]

BU welcomes expert on multiculturalism in the arts for public lectures and performances

BRANDON, Man. – An expert in the relationship between multiculturalism and arts funding is visiting Brandon University (BU) this semester. The BU School of Music is hosting Dr. Parmela Attariwala as this year’s Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor. Dr. Attariwala will conduct three free public lectures at BU in conjunction with the Institute for Research […]

BU graduate working on major archiving project for Truth and Reconciliation centre

BRANDON, Man. – Despite veering away from her original plan to become a teacher, Carmen Miedema remains committed to helping others learn. A graduate of Brandon University (BU), Miedema is in her first year in the Archival Studies master’s program at the University of Manitoba (UM), where she received the Archival Studies Entrance Scholarship for […]

Rural Development Institute study shows need for action on broadband in Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. — There’s a cloud on the horizon, and a new report from the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) points to a need for rural Manitobans to tap in. Data use and data requirements are rising rapidly. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Canadian Telecommunications and Radio Commission declared that broadband is […]

Brandon University acquires key downtown property

Brandon University (BU) has acquired a significant location downtown: the former Strand Theatre property. “This is the perfect time for us to take advantage of this fortuitous opportunity,” said BU President Gervan Fearon. “Our University’s Academic Plan speaks to community engagement and being a catalyst for community growth and development. This property will help us […]

BU Biology students have improved lab setting

First-year Biology students at Brandon University have access to equipment rarely available at other universities. In the fall semester they got modern labs to match the equipment. The Department of Biology recently celebrated the grand opening of the updated labs, which include more versatile and comfortable furniture, new energy-efficient lighting and a fresh coat of paint. […]

Black Canadian Studies Association Conference to be hosted at BU in 2017

BRANDON, Man. — The history, present and future of African Canadians will be explored when Brandon University (BU) hosts the 2017 Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) Conference. The goal of the conference, held every two years, is to promote dialogue, critical reflection and broad engagement around developments affecting the Black and other communities in Canada. […]

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