Former BU President named to Order of Canada

UPDATE (Aug. 24, 2017): The Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony will take place on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 and will be viewable by live stream at   Dr. Deborah Poff has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Dr. Poff, who served as the 16th President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University (BU) from 2009–2014, […]

BU Music faculty among talented performers at Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival

A talented collection of Brandon University (BU) School of Music professors will be joined by other superb musicians to delight audiences at this summer’s Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. The Festival will take place from July 21 to 24, with performances at Riding Mountain National Park, Erickson and BU’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall. The Festival’s […]

Brandon University student art on display in Curve Gallery

Brandon University (BU) students are the latest artists to showcase their work at the Tommy McLeod Curve Gallery. Works by the Brandon University Fine Arts Student Association (BUFASA) are being displayed until August 1 at the Curve Gallery, located on the second floor of BU’s John E. Robbins Library. BU Department of Visual and Aboriginal […]

BU researchers secure unprecedented fivefold increase in federal Discovery Grants

BRANDON, Man. – Cutting-edge research at Brandon University (BU) has received a huge boost, with the announcement of five new Discovery Grants, worth a total of $660,000 over five years, awarded to members of the Faculty of Science. The grants, awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), bring the number […]

BU launches one-year countdown to 2017 Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Summer Games

Summer Games The 2017 Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Summer Games will be held in Brandon from June 16–18, 2017. Venues include the Sportsplex, Thunderbird Bowl and Brandon University. Sports at the 2017 Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Summer Games will be: Track & Field Swimming Bocce Softball Soccer Basketball 5 Pin Bowling 10 Pin Bowling Golf […]

Brandon University saddened by passing of Biology Professor Emeritus Bill Paton

Brandon University (BU) is mourning the passing of long-time faculty member Dr. William (Bill) H.N. Paton. Born in 1944 and raised in rural Scotland, Dr. Paton joined BU’s Department of Botany (later Biology) in 1974. He taught here for 40 years, retiring in 2014 and earning the designation of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Paton’s extensive knowledge […]

Butt seriously: Focus on humour obscures importance of anal analysis

Brandon University (BU) English professor Dr. Jonathan A. Allan says it was “a pun-filled event” as he officially launched his new book, “Reading From Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus” at the prestigious 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Regina late last month. But he also took time to point out […]

New research institute at Brandon University will study music and community

BRANDON, Man. – The relationship between music and community will be examined by a new research institute at Brandon University (BU). The mission of the Institute for Research in Music and Community (IRMC) is to explore issues such as how communities develop around music, how music emerges from communities, and how communities use music to […]

Pow Wow celebrates BU grads

This article was written by Eva Wasney and published in the Brandon Sun on Monday, May 30, 2016. It is republished here with permission. Indigenous dancers, singers and drummers from all over Manitoba and Saskatchewan came together on Saturday afternoon to celebrate Brandon University’s 2016 graduating class. Roughly 200 spectators and participants were in attendance at the […]