BU to recognize diverse group of female students

BRANDON – The community is invited to help Brandon University (BU) kick off International Women’s Day celebrations early by honouring 19 outstanding female students at a reception next week. The students will be presented with a certificate of commendation at a reception on Thursday, March 7. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., in the […]

Brandon University report highlights economic potential of urban reserves

Urban reserves in Manitoba hold great potential for both First Nations communities and municipalities, according to a groundbreaking report released by Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute (RDI). The report, Indigenous Contributions to the Manitoba Economy, was formally unveiled earlier this year, and explores Indigenous economic impact in detail. A local launch held today at Brandon […]

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Free public talk by Niigaan Sinclair rescheduled to February 25

Writer, educator and activist Dr. Niigaan Sinclair will visit Brandon University for a free public talk on Monday, Feb. 25. Dr. Sinclair’s presentation, Forgetting to Dream: Reconciliation in Reverse, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art, located at 2021 Victoria Ave. in Brandon. The talk will be followed by […]

BU mental health researchers asking men to share their experiences

BRANDON – Researchers at Brandon University (BU) have launched a new project to study the stress experienced by men in the Westman region. The two-year case study, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, seeks to address growing mental health concerns in the Prairie provinces. Rates of completed suicide on the […]

Study of fossil plants shows emergence of Pacific Northwest’s temperate forests

Released in conjunction with the Burke Museum, University of Washington. SEATTLE – The iconic evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest haven’t always been there. In a recent study published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, scientists describe the emergence of these ecosystems about 51 to 53 million-years-ago — a time with the highest-known global […]

Faculty Concert showcases outstanding local talent

Every midwinter, the pro series shines a spotlight on many brilliant performers who are also Brandon University (BU) faculty members. In this season’s edition, the offerings feature various instrumental groupings, while spanning genres and styles, from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The concert will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Lorne Watson […]

BU marks Indigenous Awareness Week

Brandon University (BU) is preparing to host Indigenous Awareness Week. The Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC) at BU has planned a series of cultural events that are open to everyone. On Monday, Feb. 11, the week will begin with a pipe ceremony at 9 a.m. in the He Oyate Tawapi Ceremony Room in the Dr. James […]

BU professor named chair of international expert group on peatland restoration

A Brandon University faculty member will soon head to Estonia for his first meetings in his new role as chair of the Expert Group: Peatland Restoration, part of the International Peatland Society. Dr. Pete Whittington, an Associate Professor of Geography and peatlands researcher at BU, was named to the position earlier this month. “I am […]

Brandon University Theatre Presents Irish Comedy

Brandon University (BU) Theatre is proud to present Irish entertainment in the Evans Theatre. BU Theatre will perform “Bedtime Story: An Anatole Burlesque in One Act” by Irish playwright Sean O’Casey on from Thursday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 3 at the Evans Theatre. Starting the program will be a whirl of skirt and curls […]