BU Recruits Student Success Leader

BRANDON, MB – A key member from one of the country’s top comprehensive universities is joining the student success team at Brandon University (BU). Tom Brophy assumes the new role of Associate Vice-President (Student Services and Enrolment Management) and University Registrar. Most recently, he served as Director, Student Success Programs at Memorial University, in Newfoundland […]

BU Student Interns with German Disaster Agency

BRANDON, MB – A student from the Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES) program at Brandon University (BU), chosen to attend an international crisis management conference, will be pursuing an internship in Germany. Samantha Durnin, originally from Portage la Prairie, is taking part this week in the 5th Annual BBK Summer Academy, an emergency management […]

BU Graduates Win Federal Scholarships

BRANDON, MB – Four graduating students from Brandon University (BU) have been awarded federal scholarships, given each year to top-ranking applicants furthering their educations in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. In total, $70,000 in scholarships from the Tri-Agency’s Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) will be split among the BU students. “These awards go to […]

BU Researcher Says Weird Weather is New Norm

Article by Graeme Bruce, Brandon Sun Two major floods, tornado like winds, one confirmed tornado and violent downpours. Southwest Manitoba has been dealt the gamut in the last month, which begs the question: When will it stop? If you’re looking for a rosy outlook, it’s best not to ask an environmental scientist. Predictably, they’re saying brace yourself […]

Musical Homecoming Draws International Performers

BRANDON, MB – Exceptional musicians from around the world are returning to Brandon for the week-long Augustfest Homecoming Concert Series, an annual festival featuring performers who were either raised or studied music in southwestern Manitoba. Highlights this year will include baritone Hugh Russell, a native of Rivers MB, who has performed with the Danish Radio […]

BU to Host Clear Lake Music Festival

BRANDON, MB – The annual Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival will feature a new location for 2013 but the same outstanding performances that patrons have been enjoying for the past eight years. Festival artistic director and internationally renowned pianist Alexander Tselyakov will perform Unforgettable Masterpieces, including famous compositions from Mussorgsky, Chopin and others. A jazz […]

BU First Choice for Local High School Grads

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) remains a top draw for local high school students, according to a survey done by the Brandon Sun newspaper. The Sun questioned 460 students graduating this year from Brandon’s three high schools: Vincent Massey, Neelin and Crocus Plains. Of the 269 respondents, more than one in four plans on […]

BU Helping Professors Hone Skills

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is establishing a new centre of excellence to support teaching and learning. The Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) will provide leadership in the development of student-centred, evidence-based approaches to teaching within the University. “Education techniques do change and we continually revisit our teaching in light of changing […]

BU Studies Problem Gambling in Manitoba

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) psychology professor is studying people’s gambling habits, to assist in the development of new programs to help problem gamblers. Dr. Vance MacLaren is co-investigating with Dr. Michael Ellery from the University of Manitoba in a research project entitled Personality and Motives for Gambling Among Frequent VLT Players. The […]