BU partners with Brandon Public Library to bring award-winning author to city

The Brandon University library is teaming up with the Brandon Public Library to present a celebrated Winnipeg graphic novelist and writer at a number of events next month. David Alexander Robertson will first present in the Gathering Space at the John E. Robbins Library at BU on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 4, starting at […]

BU alumnus Kerry Auriat, National Bank Financial donate $50,000 to HLC

BRANDON – A generous $50,000 donation has given Brandon University (BU) another big reason to celebrate as it marks its 50th year as a chartered university. Brandon University alumnus and current Board of Governors member Kerry Auriat is partnering with National Bank Financial – Wealth Management, to make a $50,000 commitment to BU’s Healthy Living […]

Royal Canoe, Begonia to headline ‘Fifty Fest’ concert at BU50 Homecoming

Some of Canada’s most exciting musicians will headline a free concert next month to celebrate Brandon University’s 50th anniversary Homecoming. Manitoba band Royal Canoe will top the bill, with special guest Begonia, as they add an extra date to the end of their ongoing North American tour for the BU Homecoming. They’ll play at “Fifty […]

Information evening introduces early childhood services research project to Brandon

BRANDON – An extensive new research partnership looking at families’ experience with early childhood disability services will be introduced to the community at an event on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Brandon University (BU). Dr. Patty Douglas, who is the lead for BU’s portion of the project, will be joined by project director and creator Dr. […]

BU film event to help fight stigma of mental illness through dialogue and action

This upcoming October, Brandon University will host “Movies for Mental Health,” a workshop conducted in partnership with BU Student Services and the North American organization Art With Impact. The event will take place on campus on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. This two-hour workshop is one of […]

Hadfield keynote tickets sell out swiftly

Tickets to the Chris Hadfield keynote at Brandon University’s 50th-anniversary Homecoming next month have sold out. Tickets to the event went on sale Monday at noon and the last one was snapped up by mid-afternoon on Wednesday. “All of us at Brandon University are thrilled by the strong support for our Homecoming keynote speaker and […]

Medical Humanities Symposium brings emerging field to BU

BRANDON – Public talks by a pair of internationally renowned academics will be among the highlights of the Medical Humanities Symposium, taking place this week at Brandon University (BU). Dealing with the connection between the arts and medicine, the symposium will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21. On Thursday, Dr. Daniel […]

Chris Hadfield keynote to launch BU Homecoming

BRANDON – Decorated astronaut, engineer and pilot Col. Chris Hadfield will launch Brandon University’s 50th anniversary Homecoming celebrations with a public keynote on Friday, Oct. 12. “I am over the moon to welcome Col. Chris Hadfield to our Homecoming stage,” said Dr. Steven Robinson, Interim President of BU. “Every Canadian has been inspired by Col. […]

Pro Series gig launches season and tour

BRANDON – Two Toronto-based jazz musicians — saxophonist Tara Davidson and her spouse, trombonist William Carn — are back in Brandon after a three-year absence to kick off both the 2018–19 pro series and their Western Canadian tour. They won’t be alone when they play at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Tuesday, Sept. […]

Doorway into Yesteryear

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of Clark Magazine. “The past just won’t go away. It shows up in many places —street names, old letters, unpublished autobiographies, historical postcards, and formal historical writing. We know the past is important. It can be a source of inspiration and pride, regret and shame. It […]

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