Prominent human rights advocates will speak at BU for International Women’s Day

Speaker bios: Sima Simar Dr. Sima Samar is an international advocate for human and women’s rights. Born in Afghanistan, she is currently the Chairwoman of the Independent Afghanistan Human Rights Commission, the first Human Rights Commission in Afghanistan’s history. She has been recognized for her leadership and courage by dozens of human and women’s rights […]

BUSU hosts Family Fun Friday for students with children

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) students with school-aged children will be able to combine family time with their education this week. The Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) will host Family Fun Friday, setting up events on the BU campus for students whose children have the day off due to professional development for elementary and […]

Brandon University to host Canada Math Kangaroo Contest

BRANDON, Man. – The John R. Brodie Science Centre will be hopping with students from Grades 1 to 12 on March 20 as Brandon University (BU) welcomes the Canada Math Kangaroo Contest to the city for the first time. Part of an international competition, the contest will be staged at 39 locations across Canada with […]

Brandon University Theatre takes on triumph and torment of love in Intersextions

BRANDON, Man. – If you’ve ever fallen in love – or out of it – Brandon University Theatre has the show for you. Brandon University Theatre is proud to present something completely different for its major production this year: Intersextions is not just one play, but nine separate scripts varying from seven to 18 minutes […]

Brandon University students try hand at wheelchair basketball

BRANDON, Man. – It was a whole new ball game for Brandon University (BU) students in the Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity (APA) on Thursday as they welcomed representatives from the Manitoba Wheelchair Sport Association (MWSA). Students in the APA class, part of the Physical Education program, learn about delivering programs for persons with a […]

Deans dial in personal pitch for student search

Brandon University is wooing new students this week with a pitch from the top. Deans from the five faculties at BU have been making personal phone calls to high school students from across Manitoba and Saskatchewan to tell them about their programs and answer their questions. “Even in a texting and social media age, a […]

Two chances to see ‘Good People, Bad Things’

What is the nature of evil and why do ‘good’ people sometimes do ‘bad’ things? Playwright and activist Daniel Thau-Eleff wrestles with these questions in a personal-political monologue that will be presented twice next week at Brandon University (BU). The Winnipeg-based Thau-Eleff will perform his acclaimed “Good People, Bad Things” both Thursday at noon and […]

Brandon University professor to discuss his research at renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology

A Brandon University (BU) professor is thrilled to be giving a talk this month at the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, Alta. “It is a real honour to be a part of the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s 2016 Speaker Series, along with so many impressive paleontologists from across the continent and around the […]

Brandon University ready to mark Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week with #Ask4it campaign

A series of cheeky, risqué posters are reminding Brandon University (BU) students that consent is sexy ahead of Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week. The week will be celebrated Feb. 8–14 with events on campus and in the community, as well as online using the hashtag #Ask4it “It’s fun, it’s high-energy, and it’s enthusiastic — […]

Civics on celluloid: Public invited to learn about local history from local filmmakers

A Brandon University (BU) professor is inviting members of the general public to come see local history through the lenses of local filmmakers. Dr. Rhonda Hinther is opening up her Intro to Public History class on Tuesday to the general public as she hosts a panel discussion called “History on Film.” She has invited a […]

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