MB Hydro Features BU in TV Ads

Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre (HLC) is profiled in a pair of television ads commissioned by Manitoba Hydro, to air on CBC, Global and YouTube. The HLC, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centre which opened in November 2012, was designed to rigid environmental standards, earning a Silver rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental […]

BU Prof Publishes Pre-War Perspective

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) history professor has put together a new book about a pre-war invasion in Africa with strong parallels to the colonization of First Nations people in Canada. Collision of Empires: Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact, recounts the last great European colonial conquest in Africa in 1935. […]

BU President Responds to Hacking

The following is an op-ed article submitted to the Brandon Sun newspaper by Brandon University President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah Poff, concerning the unauthorized access, discovered in mid-October, to the University’s computer network. What is the Real Story Here? By Deborah C. Poff Many years ago when I was a graduate student in Ottawa, I returned […]

BU Probes Unauthorized Network Access

BRANDON, MB – Following unauthorized access to a test computer system data base, Brandon University (BU) is contacting affected individuals. The data base contained information from a number of student applications from 2004 to 2009. On Monday, October 14, the University took immediate steps to safeguard the network and data files after the unauthorized access, […]

BU Dedicates Wall of Fame to Supporters

BRANDON, MB – A new Sports Wall of Fame will be unveiled this weekend at Brandon University (BU), named in honour of two long-time University supporters and community builders. Mr. Dick and Mrs. Verda McDonald are BU alumni who first met on campus in the 1950s, married, and raised three sons in Brandon. Dick, a […]

Acclaimed Elder Brings Message of Healing

BRANDON, MB – A nationally-recognized First Nations Elder will speak this week at Brandon University about the healing of individuals, families and communities affected by the legacy of colonization in Canada. Gerry Oleman, a member of the St’at’imc Nation from Tsal’alh (Shalalth, BC), has been involved as a change agent for First Nations communities and […]

BU Explores Stars with Hubble Telescope

BRANDON, MB – A professor at Brandon University (BU) is working with researchers around the globe, exploring some of the most important stars in our sky with the Hubble Space Telescope. This is an unusually large and significant project,” says Dr. Austin Gulliver, chair of BU’s Physics and Astronomy Department. “The information that we gather […]

BU Mourns Loss of Chemistry Professor

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University (BU) community is saddened by the passing of longtime professor and University supporter Dr. Bruce James Forrest, who lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday evening. Born in 1950, Bruce joined the Department of Chemistry in 1986 as an associate professor. His research focused on the use of Nuclear […]

BU Invites Rural Research Proposals

BRANDON, MB – A community outreach program which has funded projects as diverse as attracting new campground users, to mapping World War l trenches, to measuring the response of emergency services, is accepting new proposals. The Brandon University (BU) Community Outreach Service contributes as much as $3,000 per project to organizations and individuals wishing to […]

Leading Social Entrepreneur Returns to BU

BRANDON, MB – One of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs and the founder of Green Rewards, the world’s first eco-points program, is returning to his alma mater to talk about his experiences and new book. Andreas Souvaliotis, author of Misfit: Changemaker with an Edge, has been recognized by social responsibility leaders from around the world, including […]

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