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Brandon University to cancel spring Convocation ceremonies

Library closes Monday; all in-person spring and summer courses will be suspended to continue coronavirus fight Brandon University students will still be able to graduate and get their degrees this spring, but the traditional Convocation ceremonies will be postponed. “This was an extremely tough decision but calling off Convocation should further drive home the seriousness […]

Courses resume on March 23 with alternate delivery planned

BRANDON – Courses are set to resume on Monday, March 23, but there will be no in-person classes, labs or educational work at Brandon University (BU) for the remainder of the Winter 2020 term. There will also be no in-person exams for the reminder of the term. Instructors are currently developing other methods of delivering […]

Brandon University to suspend classes for one week, campus remains open

Brandon University will remain open next week. However, all classes will be suspended and on-campus events postponed, starting Friday evening, as BU continues to respond to the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation. This precautionary measure is being taken to prevent opportunities for coronavirus spread before it becomes necessary. There is no evidence to suggest that there […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Dr. Kenneth Beesley

Dr. Kenneth B. Beesley passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Beesley, who will miss him greatly. Dr. Beesley completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Waterloo in 1985. Dr. Beesley was a Professor in the Department of […]

Plastivores: Remarkable waxworms devour plastic waste in BU study

BRANDON – Could humanity worm its way out of a major pollution problem? That’s what Brandon University (BU) researchers are looking into as they study the ability of waxworms to eat plastic. Dr. Christophe LeMoine and Dr. Bryan Cassone of BU’s Department of Biology have published their findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, […]

Tell us how BU developed your #WILpower

Brandon University is joining a national campaign to celebrate the positive effects of combining work experience with learning. The national campaign will run throughout the month of March led by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada, or CEWIL, the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada. Nationally, and locally through BU, the campaign will share […]

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Vancouver pianist’s two recitals close pro series season

To bring another successful season to an end, the Brandon University (BU) School of Music’s pro series presents pianist Corey Hamm in two, back-to-back recitals at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Beginning on Tuesday, March 3, the University of British Columbia pianist professor and recording artist will give his interpretation of American composer Frederic Rzewski’s […]

BU professor writes book critiquing medical regulations

A new book by Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Ariane Hanemaayer challenges some of the core foundations of western medicine. Dr. Hanemaayer, an Assistant Professor in BU’s Department of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies program, authored The Impossible Clinic: A Critical Sociology of Evidence-Based Medicine. Published by UBC Press in October, the book was […]

Louis Riel portrait will be displayed in Louis Riel Room

Brandon University’s Louis Riel Room will now feature a large portrait of its namesake. During local Louis Riel Day celebrations, which were hosted at BU on Monday, Feb. 17, the Manitoba Métis Federation presented a portrait of the famed Métis leader to BU. The large framed portrait will soon be displayed in the Louis Riel […]

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