Don’t fret: Montreal guitarists close BU’s ‘New Music Festival’ with electric performance

The 2017 edition of Brandon University’s New Music Festival will draw to a close on Tuesday evening with a final concert, featuring Instruments of Happiness. A quartet of electric guitar players from Montreal – Jonathan Barriault, Simon Duschene and Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, led by founder and artistic director Tim Brady — Instruments of Happiness are stopping […]

BU partners with Westman leaders on effort to attract soybean processing plant to Manitoba

Brandon University (BU) has joined the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) in its efforts to bring a soybean processing plant to Manitoba. The Group is composed of a network of community leaders from across western Manitoba. The membership includes leaders from the agriculture industry and other business sectors, as well as community and economic development […]

BU celebrates students’ commitment to leadership

More than two dozen Brandon University (BU) students have been recognized for their leadership this academic year. The Student Leader Certificate Program wrapped up last week for 2016–17, with 26 students being lauded for their participation at a celebration dinner. Every BU faculty and school was represented in the group of students, who completed a […]

Director, students and friends perform at BU’s annual ‘New Music Festival’

What does music look like? What do text and movement sound like? Those are questions that are integral to the 2017 edition of the New Music Festival at Brandon University, which has been dubbed CANADA150: Mosaic of VISIONS. And they are questions explicitly addressed by festival director and pianist Megumi Masaki in her second-night programme […]

Highly regarded tabla performer visits BU for concert, workshop

Noted Canadian tabla performer Shawn Mativetsky is bringing his expertise as an educator and a performer to Brandon University (BU) on Friday, March 24. Mativetsky will deliver a tabla/rhythm workshop in Kinsmen Hall of the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building from 12:40 – 1:30 p.m. All students and faculty are welcome to attend. Mativetsky will […]

BU ‘New Music Festival’ launches with cross-cultural collaboration

This Sunday evening, March 26, Toronto-based Parmela Attariwala will launch the 2017 New Music Festival at Brandon University with her unique take on music creation and production. Attariwala, a composer, ethnomusicologist, violist and violinist, bends traditional rules of Western music as she incorporates the essence of dance and rhythms from Asia in an ongoing approach […]

Three evenings of performance coming to BU for annual ‘New Music Festival’

Brandon University’s annual celebration of newly composed works – the New Music Festival, under the auspices of the School of Music and the pro series – returns this week. Dubbed “CANADA150: Mosaic of VISIONS” this year, the three-day event will feature evening performances by established, accomplished interpreters of contemporary music. As well, the Brandon University […]

Thesis exhibition by BU student focuses on experiences of newcomers to Canada

Albyn Carias is a Salvadoran immigrant completing his studies in the Brandon University (BU) Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. His thesis exhibition, El Gallery, will open on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at BU’s Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art, and will feature a performance at 7:30 p.m. This exhibition will display artwork created by Carias, as […]

BU hosts discussion of Islamic culture, community

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) is honoured to partner with Westman Immigrant Services and the Brandon Islamic Centre to host Walking Forward with Muslims, on Friday, March 24, 2017. The event will provide an introduction and exploration of Islamic culture and Muslims in Brandon, featuring a panel discussion regarding current challenges, film presentation by […]

BU welcomes new members to Board of Governors

On behalf of the entire Brandon University (BU) community, President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gervan Fearon extended a warm welcome to incoming members of the Board of Governors. “I am extremely pleased to welcome these four outstanding individuals to our Board of Governors,” said Dr. Fearon. “Their experience and insight will be invaluable to our institution and […]

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