Mini U to offer sessions during school year

BRANDON, MB – For the first time in its 25-year history, Brandon University’s Mini University program will begin offering popular courses for ages 9-16 during the school year.   “As part of our expansion plans, year-round Mini U has been a long time in coming,” says Dr. Nancy Stanley, Director of Mini University. “It has […]

Bobcats and WolfPack clash for Final Four spot

BRANDON, MB – The heated rivalry between Brandon University and Thompson Rivers University is on once again. The Bobcats and WolfPack will meet in Canada West men’s volleyball playoffs for the third year in a row. Two years ago the TRU WolfPack eliminated the Bobcats, in Brandon and went on to win a bronze medal […]

Scorched at BU Theatre

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University Theatre presents Scorched, by Wajdi Mouawad, February 26-27 at 8:00 p.m., March 5-6 at 8:00 p.m., and March 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.   A series of successful productions of Scorched have been staged around the world: at first in French as Incendies, and now in English, translated by […]

BU prof speaks to students about Olympic experience

FORREST, MB – Brandon University professor and former Olympian, Dr. Morris Mott took time out of his schedule to visit Mr. Beaubier’s Grade 9 Canadian Studies class at Elton Collegiate, in Forrest, MB.  Dr. Mott spoke to the class about the Olympics and his time as an Olympian at the 1968 games in Grenoble, France.  He commented […]

The Gender Frontiers Speaker series presents talk

BRANDON, MB – On Friday, February 26, the Gender & Women’s Studies Program along with the Department of Philosophy will present a talk by Sarah Hoffman in the ongoing Gender Frontiers Speakers’ Series.   Hoffman’s talk will be entitled “Pornography, Speech and Meaning.” It will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the John E. Robbins Library. […]

BU celebrates “I Love to Read Month”

BRANDON, MB – As part of “I Love to Read Month”, Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University, read to children at the YMCA West Early Learning Years Centre. Throughout the month of February, early childhood literacy is promoted in schools and day cares through Manitoba and North America.

BU receives lasting “Standing Ovation”

BRANDON, MB – At a concert and reception celebrating the finale of the three-year Standing Ovation Campaign held at Brandon University’s School of Music on Monday, February 8th, it was announced that $824,510 in gifts and pledges has been raised for the School of Music. “We are very pleased with the generosity of our donors. […]

Iconic Canadian actor joins singer pianist for pro series performance at BU

BRANDON, MB – In a unique pro series presentation, on February 9, music and words will fill the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Colin Fox, actor of stage and screen, has written a work entitled “The Schumann Letters” in which he reveals the contents of some of the 20,000 letters Robert and Clara Schumann exchanged while […]

International star violinist James Ehnes returns to give hometown performance

BRANDON, MB – The 2009-2010 pro series’ second special presentation features hometown virtuoso, violinist James Ehnes. Born and raised in Brandon, the Juilliard graduate will give a recital on Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m., in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. The son of Alan Ehnes, associate professor of trumpet in the School of Music, […]

National Survey of Student Engagement happening at BU

In an effort to get feedback from students and assist in planning for the future, Brandon University is taking part in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Students in the first or last year of their degree may be contacted randomly through their brandonu email. Those students are asked to take the time to participate […]

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