Brandon University and Enbridge Celebrate Recipients of the Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship

BRANDON, MB – Together with their families, student recipients of the 2013 and 2014 Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship celebrated their achievements with members of Brandon University’s senior administration and representatives from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. at a luncheon held on campus in November, 2014. In attendance was the Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship recipient for 2013, Jillian […]

Professor Chides Academics for Metro-centric Research

BRANDON, MB – A visiting professor at Brandon University (BU) says academia has developed a “metropolitan bias”, fueled in large part by the reluctance of researchers and theorists to study rural life. Dr. J.J (Hans) Bakker taught rural sociology at the University of Guelph since 1980. He is the current Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor […]

Native Language Instructor Honoured by Province

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) instructor and respected elder has been recognized by the Manitoba government as the Aboriginal Educator of the Month. Kevin Tacan, from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation west of Brandon, is a sessional instructor with BU’s Native Studies department, teaching the Dakota language. Tacan is a BU alumnus, graduating […]

Cultivating Natural Talent

Great things can happen when you draw inspiration from those around you. Jinsung Kim’s story shows how natural talent, coaxed forward and cared for by teachers and mentors, can blossom into a promising future for the young musician. The celebrated piano student is currently in his final year of a Masters Degree program at Brandon […]

Photo Exhibition Shows Evolution of Brandon

National Recognition for Founder of Brandon University

BRANDON, MB – One of the founders of Brandon University is celebrated in the newest volume of the prestigious Dictionary of Canadian Biography, an award-winning database containing biographies of significant national figures. Samuel James McKee was an educator and early settler of the Canadian west, moving from Ontario to Rapid City, MB, in 1882, and […]

Free Day at Healthy Living Centre

BRANDON, MB – Year after year, people cite losing weight as their top New Year’s resolution. Make good on your plan in 2015, starting with a free workout during this week’s open house at western Manitoba’s state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University. On Thursday, January 8, from 6 am to 11 pm, area […]