Brandon University Convocation concludes with Faculties of Arts, Science, Health Studies, and School of Music

BRANDON – Tassels were moved from one side of their caps to the next, as Brandon University’s newest alumni marked the symbolic moment when they moved from student to graduate. Convocation concluded today at BU with two ceremonies, as hundreds of graduates received their degrees from the Faculties of Arts, Science, Health Studies and the […]

Brandon University Convocation kicks off with Faculty of Education ceremony

Beaming smiles, hugs, and enthusiastic fist pumps were all on eager display as newly minted Brandon University alumni received their degrees at Convocation today. Today’s initial Convocation ceremony conferred degrees on 181 graduates from the Faculty of Education, including 61 who received Master of Education degrees. The valedictorian was Gordon Tanner, who also received the […]

David Docherty formally Installed as President at Brandon University Convocation

Donning the ceremonial robes and cap of office for the first time, Dr. David Docherty was formally Installed as Brandon University’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor on Thursday afternoon at Convocation. “It is an honour to be here,” Dr. Docherty acknowledged in an address to the Convocation crowd. “We have a great past and are poised […]

Presidential Installation, award presentations to feature at Brandon University Convocation

Along with the official conferral of hundreds of degrees as the newest generation of Brandon University alumni are created, this week’s Convocation ceremony will include numerous distinguished awards and the official Presidential Installation. Brandon University’s new President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. David Docherty, was appointed earlier this year by the BU Board of Governors, and assumed […]

Brandon University to celebrate Convocation with three ceremonies across two days

Brandon University’s Annual Convocation will span three ceremonies over two days this year, as more students continue to graduate, and more friends and family come to cheer them on. This expands Convocation from the recent tradition of having two ceremonies in one day. Nearly 590 students will graduate during Convocation, slightly more than last year […]

BU Foundation luncheon honours donors and celebrates outstanding fundraising year

About 140 donors, students, volunteers and friends celebrated the success of the Brandon University (BU) Foundation at its Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22 at Harvest Hall, Brandon University. The BU Foundation is charged with raising, stewarding and disbursing charitable donations to support the academic mission of Brandon University. In 2018, the Foundation received more […]

BU research bolstered by $800K federal investment

BRANDON – More than $800,000 in new federal research funding is flowing into Brandon University (BU) through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants program. The news was part of a national announcement made on Tuesday by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport. Six Brandon University […]

Tomson Highway project, Songs in the Key of Cree, visits Brandon

BRANDON – Acclaimed Cree playwright Tomson Highway’s latest project will come to Brandon University’s (BU’s) Evans Theatre on Tuesday, June 11 as part of a Manitoba tour. Songs in the Key of Cree, written and composed by Highway, is a new country and western musical theatre project being developed by the Manitoba-born artist. The show […]

BU artist brings exhibition to Brandon’s AGSM

Following a successful debut in Regina, an art exhibition by a Brandon University (BU) faculty member will be coming to Brandon this week. Openings, by visual artist Lisa Wood, will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM), located in the Town Centre, beginning on Thursday, May 16. […]

Centenary of 1919 Winnipeg General Strike highlights work of BU faculty

Brandon University’s historians are front-and-centre as Manitoba marks 100 years since the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Brandon University History Professor Jim Naylor is the chair of the committee organizing the Winnipeg General Strike Centenary Conference (WGSCC) this week at the University of Winnipeg, while BU Associate Professor Rhonda Hinther is also a member of the […]

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