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Senator Mary Jane McCallum appointed as new Brandon University Chancellor

A First Nations woman who is a dentist, passionate health care and social justice advocate, and a Canadian Senator is Brandon University’s new Chancellor. Senator Mary Jane McCallum was unanimously confirmed by the BU Senate and will take the oath of office ahead of BU’s Convocation later this month. An official installation ceremony will be […]

Brandon University will host a virtual Convocation to celebrate graduating students

Students who persevered during the pandemic to complete their degrees in a most unusual fashion will be celebrated this month during a virtual Convocation at Brandon University. “What a year this has been, and we are extremely proud of everyone who was able to focus on their education in the face of so much tumult,” […]

Downtown Brandon Development at Corner of Princess Avenue and 10th Street will Relaunch with Updated Scope

Brandon University, City of Brandon, and Brandon Downtown Development Corporation Joint Public Service Announcement The City of Brandon and the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation will initiate a new procurement process later this year with an updated plan for a major parcel of land in downtown Brandon. The City of Brandon and Brandon Downtown Development Corporation […]

Brandon University Buddhism students have assignments published online

Brandon University students studying Buddhism have found a wide audience for some of their assignments this year — they’re being shared as blog posts on the website of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies. The assignments require students to choose a Buddhist doctrine, express it with a piece of art, and then write a critical […]

Brandon University launches Teaching House to share Indigenous knowledge

Brandon University has launched a regular program to gather and share Indigenous knowledge. Called the Teaching House, the program will feature different topics and teachings approximately once a month. “The Teaching House is the vision for a gathering place for the sharing of knowledge and teachings for all nations – created for connection, relationship and […]

Brandon University science student heads to Western Regionals with Three-Minute Thesis on microplastics

Brandon University’s Laura Janiaski is headed to Western Regionals with her Three-Minute Thesis. Janiaski, a graduate student in the department of Biology at BU, presented her research on microplastics in a virtual showcase earlier this month, and was selected by community judges as having the best presentation. In a nutshell, the Three-Minute Thesis, or 3MT, […]

Federal, provincial research support bring $1.2 million to BU lab for breast cancer study

Federal and provincial research agencies will join with suppliers to provide more than $1.2 million in support of a new laboratory at Brandon University (BU). The Genotoxicology Research Laboratory will be the home base for Canada Research Chair Dr. Mousumi Majumder’s work to learn more about breast cancer and its indicators. The Canada Foundation for […]

Taylor Goodon first BU recipient of 3M National Student Fellowship Award

Taylor Goodon is the first from Brandon University (BU) to join an exclusive club that celebrates Canada’s best students. Goodon, a third-year Science student, is one of 10 national recipients of the 3M National Student Fellowship Award. Presented by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), the fellowship recognizes […]

Bell Let’s Talk supports student health at BU with $25,000 grant

Brandon University (BU) will receive $25,000 to promote student well-being and mental health through the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund. The Kickoff Grant is part of $3 million in funding being distributed to 123 institutions across Canada to support initiatives aligned with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. […]

Brandon University welcomes back James Ehnes for virtual violin masterclass

One of the world’s most sought-after violinists, James Ehnes will give a special virtual masterclass as Brandon University’s Francis Chaplin Guest Professor of Violin this coming Sunday, April 18. During the masterclass, violin students of Professor Kerry DuWors will perform works by Mozart, Bruch, Wieniawski and Tchaikovsky. “This live-streamed masterclass is the perfect way to […]

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