Brandon University Alumnus Named to Order of Canada

BRANDON, MB – Brandon College graduate, Mr. Frank McKinnon, a familiar face in Manitoba’s amateur sport community, was recently honoured with induction into the Order of Canada. McKinnon, Bachelor of Science class of ’55 graduate and member of the Brandon University (BU) Sports Wall of Fame, received the honour in Ottawa from Governor General David […]

Why Not Be a Doctor?

“I was an overachiever,” says Dr. Jillian DeCosse, emergency room physician at Brandon Hospital and Brandon University alumna. “I worked really hard and got all A-pluses in my graduating year at high school.” Looking self-consciously at her shoes, she adds, “But I don’t want you to tell anybody about that.” Born in rural Manitoba and […]

Youth Voices Forum Focuses on Aboriginal Youth Success and Leadership

The forum is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Brandon University, Vale and the University College of the North. BRANDON, MB – From February 13-15, 2015, the Vital Outcome Indicators for Community Engagement (VOICE) Youth Community Circle and Brandon University are bringing together First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth […]

No Boundaries for Disease or Education

It’s 1961. JFK becomes US President. The Beatles debut in London. The Russians put the first human into space. Tony Chow arrives at Brandon College—the first World University Service (WUS) Scholarship student on campus. “I arrived in jeans and boots,” he laughs, with crisp memories of the steam ship trip from his home in Hong […]

Alumnus Nominated for Juno