Nursing Student Awarded a National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Bursary

posted December 21, 2011 Brandon, MB — The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) has acknowledged second-year nursing student Cynthia Fontaine’s efforts and has awarded her a $1,500 bursary. The mother of five children, Cynthia returned to post-secondary studies once her youngest was in school. “I was a stay-at-home mom for the longest time, but I […]

Brandon University Tourism Study Receives SSHRC Funding

posted December 20, 2011 Brandon, MB — Brandon University has received $90,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Funding for this three-year project entitled “Tourism Market Development and Impact Assessment” is from the SSHRC’s Aid to Small Universities (ASU) Program and will be headed by Dr. Derrek Eberts, Associate Professor […]

BU Student Music Educators to Present Sixth Annual Da Capo Conference

posted December 20, 2011 Brandon, MB — The Brandon University Student Music Educators Association (BUSMEA) will be hosting its sixth annual Da Capo Conference. The Da Capo Conference is a one-day professional development event that includes workshops and seminars designed to enrich the learning of music educators. The Da Capo Conference will be held on […]

BU Jazz Trombone Students to Study via Skype

posted December 19, 2011 Brandon, MB — Four Brandon University jazz students, whose principal instrument is the trombone, will have the opportunity to study with one of the jazz world’s greatest trombonists. In January, Jeffrey Acosta, Kena Olson, Neil Plumridge and Ryan Premack will start receiving bi-monthly lessons – via Skype – from Robin Eubanks. […]

Brandon University Biologist, Students Study Arthropods at CFB Shilo

posted December 16, 2011 Brandon University Biologist, Students Study Arthropods at CFB Shilo Brandon, MB — For the past three summers, with funding from Defense Construction Canada (DCC), Brandon University Instructional Associate Bill Gallaway and two biology students worked in the field. Their study concentrated on arthropods, specifically the grasshopper and bee populations on the […]

Campus Manitoba’s New Director Announced

posted December 14, 2011 Brandon, MB — Brandon University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dave Neale as the Director of Campus Manitoba. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Neale to his new role with Campus Manitoba. He brings a wide range of experience as an academic leader to the role. I look […]

Two Brandon University Choirs Contributing to WSO Performance

posted December 14, 2011 Brandon, MB — The 75 students in the Brandon University Chorale and the BU Concert Choir will be participating in the final Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s concert of 2011. The focus will be on G.F. Handel’s oratorio, Messiah HWV 56, a traditional favourite of the season. “This is a unique and incredible […]

BU Jazz Associate Professor Releases Solo Disc

posted December 14, 2011 Brandon, MB — The Brandon flood of 2011 will be remembered by many in different ways. For pianist/bassist/composer Michael Cain, it was a time to focus on the creation of his latest disc entitled “Solo”. For this endeavour, he not only wrote the five cuts — Kammotion, Prayer, Gerald, The Question […]

Brandon University Student Presents at International NFPA Conference

posted December 13, 2011 Brandon, MB — Third-year student Greg Bartlett, whose major is Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES), has had a busy fall. Just a few days ago, he and some classmates attended the Canadian Emergency Management Conference, which was held in Brandon. At this event, he had the chance to give a […]

BU Student Set to Study in Australia at BU Tuition Rate

posted December 8, 2011 Brandon, MB — Another Brandon University student, Amy McDonald will be taking advantage of the National Student Exchange (NSE) program to study abroad. The third-year French major, who is originally from Sioux Lookout, Ontario, will be heading to Newcastle, Australia to attend the university there. The first semester of the academic […]

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