Prof Pens Landmark Book On Democracy

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor has written a ground-breaking book: a go-to guide for politicians and policy-makers trying to bring peace to conflict-ravaged regions. Power-Sharing and Political Stability in Deeply Divided Societies, by Dr. Allison McCulloch, is the first major comparison of the two most common power-sharing models used in peace accords […]

University Hosts Prairie Geographers

BRANDON, MB – A prominent whale researcher will be the keynote speaker when geographers from across western Canada and North Dakota meet this weekend in Riding Mountain National Park. Brandon University (BU) is playing host to the annual conference of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (PCAG), with about 100 representatives from […]

New Resources to Help Professors Develop

BRANDON, MB – Not only students are returning to class at Brandon University (BU). A newly created Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) will provide opportunities for University professors to develop into better teachers. “As faculty members, we are highly skilled in our disciplines – content experts, so to speak,” says Dr. Cam Symons, […]

Killer Whales in Captivity?

BRANDON, MB – A renowned whale researcher who appears in a celebrated documentary movie that’s generating Academy Award buzz will be speaking at Brandon University (BU). Dr. Dave Duffus, associate professor at the University of Victoria, is featured in the 2013 film Blackfish, which explores the controversy of killer whales in captivity. Dr. Duffus was […]

Annual Cross-Border Rivalry Fun for All

BRANDON, MB – The chanting is boisterous. The playing passionate. The weather, flawless. The 3rd annual Battle on the Border pitted students from Brandon University (BU) against Minot State University (MSU) in an afternoon of friendly dodgeball at the International Peace Gardens, located between Manitoba and North Dakota. Both universities fielded teams of 50 players, […]

Familiar Face Accepts Fundraising Role

BRANDON, MB – The Dean of Brandon University’s internationally-renowned music programming has accepted a new challenge – alumni engagement, fundraising, and partnership building. Dr. Michael Kim, Dean of the School of Music, has been named Acting Associate Vice-President (External), and will oversee the University’s community campaigns including the current Score a Seat initiative to raise […]

Professor Featured as Hologram in Human Rights Museum

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor is prominently featured in the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights opening this weekend in Winnipeg. Dr. Yvonne Boyer is one of 8 people from across Canada chosen to be a holographic narrator in the Turning Points for Humanity Gallery. “What a remarkable experience,” says Dr. Boyer, […]

Free Open House at Healthy Living Centre

BRANDON, MB – Walk the track, hoist some weights, or shoot hoops with the kids. The community will have a free opportunity this week to try out western Manitoba’s state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University, during the facility’s first-ever open house. “We are offering an alternative to winter hibernation,” says HLC Manager Maureen […]

Moving Portrayal of Chinese Canadians in New Book

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University professor, internationally acclaimed for research into racism and immigration, has published a new book about the Chinese families who settled the Canadian Prairies in the late 1800s, and their stories of resilience and resourcefulness. Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada, is the result of nearly a decade […]

Reframing ‘Healthy’ Public Policy

BRANDON, MB – A community health leader and visiting professor at Brandon University (BU) says every Canadian would benefit from an approach making health a consideration in all public policy. Dr. Ardene Robinson Vollman is a registered nurse, educator, and researcher in public health and health promotion; chair-elect of the Canadian Public Health Association; and […]

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