Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness comments on Racism in Health Care

BRANDON, MB – With respect to current discussions around racism experienced by Indigenous peoples accessing health care in Canada, Dr. Yvonne Boyer, who is Brandon University’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, offers the following commentary: The recent report authored by Dr. Janet Smylie and Dr. Billie Allen, “First Peoples, Second Class Treatment: […]

Brandon University Alumnus Named to Order of Canada

BRANDON, MB – Brandon College graduate, Mr. Frank McKinnon, a familiar face in Manitoba’s amateur sport community, was recently honoured with induction into the Order of Canada. McKinnon, Bachelor of Science class of ’55 graduate and member of the Brandon University (BU) Sports Wall of Fame, received the honour in Ottawa from Governor General David […]

Why Not Be a Doctor?

“I was an overachiever,” says Dr. Jillian DeCosse, emergency room physician at Brandon Hospital and Brandon University alumna. “I worked really hard and got all A-pluses in my graduating year at high school.” Looking self-consciously at her shoes, she adds, “But I don’t want you to tell anybody about that.” Born in rural Manitoba and […]

Youth Voices Forum Focuses on Aboriginal Youth Success and Leadership

The forum is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Brandon University, Vale and the University College of the North. BRANDON, MB – From February 13-15, 2015, the Vital Outcome Indicators for Community Engagement (VOICE) Youth Community Circle and Brandon University are bringing together First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth […]

No Boundaries for Disease or Education

It’s 1961. JFK becomes US President. The Beatles debut in London. The Russians put the first human into space. Tony Chow arrives at Brandon College—the first World University Service (WUS) Scholarship student on campus. “I arrived in jeans and boots,” he laughs, with crisp memories of the steam ship trip from his home in Hong […]

Alumnus Nominated for Juno

Brandon University and Enbridge Celebrate Recipients of the Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship

BRANDON, MB – Together with their families, student recipients of the 2013 and 2014 Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship celebrated their achievements with members of Brandon University’s senior administration and representatives from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. at a luncheon held on campus in November, 2014. In attendance was the Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship recipient for 2013, Jillian […]

Professor Chides Academics for Metro-centric Research

BRANDON, MB – A visiting professor at Brandon University (BU) says academia has developed a “metropolitan bias”, fueled in large part by the reluctance of researchers and theorists to study rural life. Dr. J.J (Hans) Bakker taught rural sociology at the University of Guelph since 1980. He is the current Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor […]

Native Language Instructor Honoured by Province

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) instructor and respected elder has been recognized by the Manitoba government as the Aboriginal Educator of the Month. Kevin Tacan, from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation west of Brandon, is a sessional instructor with BU’s Native Studies department, teaching the Dakota language. Tacan is a BU alumnus, graduating […]

Cultivating Natural Talent

Great things can happen when you draw inspiration from those around you. Jinsung Kim’s story shows how natural talent, coaxed forward and cared for by teachers and mentors, can blossom into a promising future for the young musician. The celebrated piano student is currently in his final year of a Masters Degree program at Brandon […]

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