Rural Development Institute study shows need for action on broadband in Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. — There’s a cloud on the horizon, and a new report from the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) points to a need for rural Manitobans to tap in. Data use and data requirements are rising rapidly. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Canadian Telecommunications and Radio Commission declared that broadband is […]

Brandon University acquires key downtown property

Brandon University (BU) has acquired a significant location downtown: the former Strand Theatre property. “This is the perfect time for us to take advantage of this fortuitous opportunity,” said BU President Gervan Fearon. “Our University’s Academic Plan speaks to community engagement and being a catalyst for community growth and development. This property will help us […]

BU Biology students have improved lab setting

First-year Biology students at Brandon University have access to equipment rarely available at other universities. In the fall semester they got modern labs to match the equipment. The Department of Biology recently celebrated the grand opening of the updated labs, which include more versatile and comfortable furniture, new energy-efficient lighting and a fresh coat of paint. […]

Black Canadian Studies Association Conference to be hosted at BU in 2017

BRANDON, Man. — The history, present and future of African Canadians will be explored when Brandon University (BU) hosts the 2017 Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) Conference. The goal of the conference, held every two years, is to promote dialogue, critical reflection and broad engagement around developments affecting the Black and other communities in Canada. […]