Brandon University will salvage Strand sign, historic marquee and more from former theatre

Brandon University is taking steps to preserve the heritage of the former Strand Theatre in downtown Brandon, with the doomed building set to come down by the end of March. “The iconic Strand sign is in great shape and I am eager to see how our plans for downtown will reinterpret it in an entirely […]

Lu Piano Duo returns to BU to perform Mozart

BRANDON – After an absence of two years, the internationally acclaimed Lu Piano Duo returns to the Pro Series on Tuesday in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at Brandon University (BU). Currently on faculty at the University of Utah’s School of Music, the husband-and-wife team of Jie-deng Lu and Ning Lu will present an all-Mozart […]

Brandon University Research Committee supports BU projects with $118,000

BRANDON – The Brandon University Research Committee (BURC) has awarded nearly $118,000 in grants to 23 faculty research projects. The awards include 13 New Faculty Research Grants. With a maximum value of $7,500 each, these grants help fund the work of faculty members who have begun their employment at Brandon University (BU) within the last […]

Journal of Rural and Community Development releases new issue

The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 13, Issue 1. This is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication that is available at: This edition includes five articles and three case studies, including looks at the lack of unionized workers in rural Alberta, ecotourism and sustainable rural development […]

BU professors to celebrate prestigious $2.5 million SSHRC Partnership Grant

BU printmaking students on display in Portage

The Portage & District Arts Centre will be displaying “Narratives,” an exhibition by Brandon University Printmaking II students, from February 21 to March 10, 2018. The opening reception is on Saturday, February 24, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Portage & District Arts Centre (PDAC) at 11-2nd Street NE (west doors of the […]

Bobcats men’s volleyball pumped for playoffs

BU Education students embark on educational trip to Florida

BRANDON – Two Brandon University (BU) students are among a group of international educators gathering in Tampa, Fla., for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2018 Convention and Expo. The CEC organizes the conference, which is the largest special education professional development event for educators. Brooke Drummond, of Holland, Man., and Kaitlyn Cochrane, of Silverton, […]

WUSC Local Committee at BU receives national recognition

BRANDON – The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) committee at Brandon University (BU) was presented with a national award recently. The BU WUSC Local Committee was recognized for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Refugee Program (SRP) at the national WUSC Forum awards ceremony in Ottawa in late January. The BU WUSC committee was singled […]

Kirsch performs Wolf, Poulenc, Larsen and Kaprálová in Pro Series concert

BRANDON – Award-winning soprano Sarah Kirsch will return to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at Brandon University (BU) as the Pro Series continues on Tuesday, Feb. 13. A busy Winnipeg-based teacher and performer, Kirsch won the 2014 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and undertook an extensive cross-Canada tour following the event. She has an undergraduate degree […]

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