Alumni Honoured for Career and Community Work

by Glen Kirby A lifelong Manitoban, career educator and tireless volunteer has been awarded Brandon University’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service. Bruce Macdonald grew up in Flin Flon, earned Bachelor Degrees in Science and Education from Brandon University (BU). and taught in Virden for 35 years. His interest in volunteerism began at an […]

University Unveils New Logo and Look

BRANDON, MB – In a banquet hall full of proud alumni, Brandon University (BU) officially introduced a new logo and look during this year’s Homecoming Weekend. The new logo, a derivation of BU’s ceremonial coat of arms, maintains the rich heritage of its predecessor, but has simplified graphical elements and text that make for a […]

Positive Space Campaign Aims to Include and Educate

BRANDON, MB – A professor at Brandon University (BU) is spearheading a new initiative called Positive Space with the goal of making all people on campus feel respected and supported, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Dr. Corinne L. Mason says Positive Space has proven successful at universities across Canada in raising […]

Dr. Gervan Fearon Installed as President

BRANDON, MB – With “I do so promise”, Dr. Gervan Albert Fearon was installed as the 15th President of Brandon University (BU) before a crowd including students, staff, provincial and federal politicians, Aboriginal leaders, and academics and University administrators from across Canada. Cloaked in the grey and blue robes of office, President and Vice Chancellor […]

Prestigious Appointment for Gender Researcher

BRANDON, MB – Boys will be boys? Man-up? Real men don’t cry? Dr. Jonathan A. Allan says the contemporary definition of masculinity is unattainable, creating ‘angry white males’ and triggering men’s rights groups across North America. Today, the Brandon University (BU) professor was given a prestigious national appointment and $500,000 to continue his ground-breaking research […]

Leading Entrepreneur To Speak at Homecoming

BRANDON, MB – A globally-recognized entrepreneur is returning to Brandon University (BU) this weekend to speak about his revolutionary new business venture in which citizens would be rewarded by the Canadian government for making healthy or responsible lifestyle choices. Andreas Souvaliotis is an expert on social responsibility and a best-selling author who graduated from BU […]

Treasured Art Collection On-Display

An eclectic mix of paintings and prints, including works from international artists who flourished in the 1700s and 1800s, is on public display for a limited time in the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University (BU). The Dr. Viola Lobodowsky Art Collection contains 19 pieces with an appraised value of more than […]

Interned Japanese-Canadian to Speak on Human Rights

BRANDON, MB – A tireless national advocate for human rights will be speaking at Brandon University later this month, about being displaced from his home and interned by the Canadian government during World War ll. Art Miki is a Winnipeg activist, educator, and former president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians. He played a […]

Renowned Heart Surgeon Joins Homecoming

BRANDON, MB – Dr. Jim Parrott has known hardship. Raised in Oak Lake, MB, in the years following World War ll by a single mother on social assistance, he persevered to graduate from Brandon College (now Brandon University) in 1964, becoming a distinguished heart surgeon, medical teacher and politician. “I didn’t have the money for […]

Organic Farming Study Underway

BRANDON, MB – A biology professor at Brandon University (BU) is studying an organic farm in southern Manitoba to better understand the owners’ success, and pass along that knowledge to other organic growers. Dr. Terence McGonigle says there is an increasing market demand for meats, vegetables and fruit produced through ecological methods without the use […]

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