More than 500 BU students receive degrees at 2016 Spring Convocation

BRANDON, Man. – Today is an occasion to celebrate for Brandon University’s (BU) newest graduates. A total of 536 degrees were awarded at the 2016 Spring Convocation in two ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre. The graduates of the Faculties of Arts, Health Studies and Science were recognized during the morning ceremony. In the afternoon, […]

Gowen’s Brandon exhibit receives Manitoba Day Award

Two Brandon University (BU) employees are honoured to be part of a team that has received a Manitoba Day Award for an archival photo project that was displayed last year. “Gowen’s Brandon: Then & Now” was a joint photographic exhibit produced by the Daly House Museum and the S.J. McKee Archives at Brandon University. Funded […]

Greg Gatien appointed Dean of Brandon University School of Music

BRANDON, Man. – Greg Gatien has been appointed as Dean, School of Music at Brandon University (BU). The BU Board of Governors has approved the appointment for a five-year term, from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2021. Gatien began lecturing in the School of Music in 2001, later being promoted to Assistant Professor and […]

Chemistry Week at Brandon University getting reaction from local schools

BRANDON, Man. – The Brandon University (BU) Department of Chemistry is forming bonds with area students this week. Students representing 15 schools from Brandon and rural communities as far away as Grandview are visiting BU for Chemistry Week. Each day of the week students are taking part in fun demonstrations and experiments designed to pique […]

Garden project at Brandon University will provide healthy food for students, community

BRANDON, Man. – Volunteers are digging deep at Brandon University (BU) to grow fruits and vegetables that will help feed students and provide affordable, healthy food for members of the community. Green Futures BU, a collaboration of students, faculty and staff, held a planting blitz this week at the university’s expanded community gardens, weeding the […]

BU appoints Dr. Steven Robinson as Vice-President (Academic & Provost)

Brandon University’s (BU) Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Steven Robinson as Vice-President (Academic & Provost) for a five-year term. Dr. Robinson will serve from July 1, 2016, until June 30, 2021. “I am very pleased with this appointment, which represents the unanimous selection by the Search Committee,” said BU President Dr. […]

BU student wins national award for master’s thesis

An international student at Brandon University (BU) has had his master’s thesis named best in the country. Ayodeji Osiname received the Margaret Haughey Award this spring for his Master of Education thesis on creating inclusive school cultures. The award, which is administered through the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA), recognizes superior […]

Contributions of donors, volunteers celebrated at BU Foundation’s Annual Luncheon

BRANDON, Man. – Gerald Butler and Shawn Chambers were recipients of major awards as the Brandon University Foundation recognized donors and volunteers at its Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 13 at Harvest Hall. Butler received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills and leadership in coordinating and motivating others for […]

Gender and Women’s Studies grant helps The Women’s Resource Centre offer immigrant assistance workshops

A grant from the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Brandon University (BU) will help The Women’s Resource Centre support immigrant women in Brandon. The $4,000 grant, made possible by the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund, has helped The Women’s Resource Centre (TWRC) extend their employment of Faith John-Praise, who will be putting on Newcomers’ Skills […]

Award-winning violinist James Ehnes comes home

BRANDON, Man. – One of Canada’s shining stars, Brandon’s very own James Ehnes, returns to his hometown for a pro series recital next week. This special addition to the regular season of the pro series will take place the evening of Monday, May 16, when the much-lauded violinist graces the stage of the Western Manitoba […]

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