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Brandon University awards more than $10,000 in vaccine incentives to students, faculty, and staff

“I can’t believe it. It doesn’t seem real!” Erin Murray was visibly excited and beaming through her mask as she picked up a cheque to cover $5,000 in tuition yesterday. Murray was the grand-prize winner in Brandon University’s Winning Shot incentive, which offered more than $10,000 in prizes to encourage students, faculty, and staff to […]

BU employees and alumnae honoured as Women of Distinction

Several Brandon University (BU) alumnae and employees were in the spotlight last week as the YWCA Brandon celebrated the accomplishments of area women at the annual Women of Distinction Gala. Brandon University partnered with Assiniboine Community College to sponsor the Education and Mentorship award, which was presented to Deidre Gregory, the Indigenous Student Transition Co-ordinator […]

Brandon University is signing Scarborough Charter to counter anti-Black racism

Brandon University is signing the Scarborough Charter, a national post-secondary initiative to support Black inclusion and to redress anti-Black racism. The virtual signing of the Scarborough Charter is being held at 2 p.m. Central Time tomorrow, via Zoom. Please register online to obtain a link. “Brandon University is proud to sign the Scarborough Charter,” said […]

BU researcher examines effects of resource extraction through art

The long-term effects of large-scale resource extraction are being looked at in a unique way thanks to a project led by artist and Brandon University (BU) Adjunct Professor Ben Davis. Davis has been awarded a Research and Creation Grant worth $21,800 from the Canada Council of the Arts to support the project, titled extracted. The […]

Brandon University to maintain existing Covid precautions for Winter 2022 Term

Next term at Brandon University will look a lot like the current term, as the university continues its strong precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible. The Winter 2022 Term, which begins in January 2022, will continue existing restrictions and mandates that have proven effective […]

Canadian Research Support Fund provides more than $500,000 to support BU research

Brandon University’s (BU’s) research infrastructure will benefit from $516,686 in federal funding for the 2021-22 year through the Research Support Fund. The Research Support Fund helps to cover the indirect costs of sustaining top-notch research environments at Canadian universities. It offsets expenses such as maintaining and updating institutional facilities and equipment, administration of research programs, […]

BU professor joins noted Huron-Wendat author Georges Sioui for online discussion

Dr. Denis Combet, Professor in Brandon University’s (BU’s) Department of Classical and Modern Languages, will be a participant in an online event hosted by the Association of French Manitoban Authors and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Université de Saint-Boniface this Thursday evening. Dr. Combet will be joined by Dr. Georges Sioui and moderator Martine […]

BU prof Dr. Christopher Schneider honoured by Harper College

Brandon University (BU) Professor Dr. Christopher J. Schneider is being celebrated by the institution where he started his post-secondary journey. Dr. Schneider, a Professor in BU’s Department of Sociology and a highly sought-after media commentator, will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from Harper College later this month. Harper College is based in the Chicago suburb […]

BU artist paints official portrait of former University of Winnipeg president

Lisa Wood, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art, has painted the official presidential portrait of former University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Anette Trimbee. The artwork was unveiled recently at UWinnipeg’s Richardson College. Learn more about Wood’s new artwork at the UWinnipeg website.

Brandon University mourns passing of longtime Music Professor William Gordon

It is with profound sadness that the School of Music at Brandon University (BU) announces the death of William Gordon, who passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family, on the evening of October 14th. Professor Gordon, known to so many of us as “Bill”, joined BU’s faculty in September 1970, retired from the […]

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