Brandon University enrolment continues to climb

BRANDON – The academic year starts soon, and Brandon University is on track for its seventh straight year of solid enrolment growth. There will be more students on campus, taking more classes this fall. The latest numbers, from mid-August, show that registration numbers are up by 3 per cent this year, compared to the same […]

Why not YBR? Brandon University student researcher gauging interest in new flights

Where would you like to fly? A Brandon University student is researching possible future airline routes from Brandon for her honor’s thesis in Geography, and your travel dreams can make all the difference. “Brandon has a daily air link to Calgary through Westjet, but where else do people want to fly?” asks Callie Newhouse, a […]

Brandon University to host Statistics Canada professional workshops

Working on your training plan for this year? Want to update or develop new skills? Are you or your team involved in tasks related to data collection, analysis and reporting? This September, Statistics Canada is offering two introductory professional workshops at Brandon University: Understanding & Interpreting Data September 16–17, 2019 at Brandon University Regular fee […]

BU residences unplug with new WiFi, improved lounges

Students living in residence at BU can finally cut the cord. New investments in campus-wide WiFi mean that Brandon University’s three student residences will now have wireless internet access at no extra cost. “This is a huge upgrade for our residents, who were previously limited to ethernet cable connections,” said Jackie Nichol, BU’s Ancillary Services […]

Brandon University expands reunion of Indigenous alumni with move to Homecoming

Brandon University will welcome back Indigenous alumni from all years past for a special reunion day and celebration gathering during Homecoming this fall, replacing a smaller gathering that was originally planned for late August. The reunion is being organized by a special committee in partnership with the BU Alumni Association and the BU Indigenous Peoples […]

Fresh start for Brandon University meals

Brandon University will have greener options and more convenience for hungry people on campus this fall. The revamped menu focuses on fresh, sustainable and local options, with expanded vegetarian and vegan fare as well. “Students in residence eat three meals a day here, and many other students, faculty, staff and visitors rely on us for […]

Brief 20th Street closure will accommodate Brandon University power upgrade

Update: ‘No Parking’ signs will be placed in the 300-block of 20th Street starting Thursday evening, Aug. 22, to allow contractors to begin staging equipment and material. Work will begin Monday, Aug. 26, at which time the street will close. Work is expected to be complete by Friday, Aug. 30. Brandon University will be upgrading […]

New Co-operative Education Coordinator joins BU

Brandon University’s (BU’s) successful Co-operative Education Program is getting a new leader. Cora Dupuis has joined BU as its new Co-operative Program Coordinator. Dupuis replaces Kelley Mitton, who will leave for New Brunswick later this month after spending the past two years at BU, developing the Co-op program and then guiding it through its first […]

Brandon University to host reception in memory of late Dr. Perkins

Brandon University will be the venue for a memorial reception in honour and memory of the late Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins, a former President and Vice-Chancellor at BU. On Friday, July 26, Dr. Perkins passed away peacefully at the age of 89. An obituary is available online at!/Obituary A funeral service will be held […]

‘Crowd-sourced policing’? BU prof spies social media trends in ongoing manhunt

As the Mounties continue their search for two murder suspects who have been seen across Canada’s north, a Brandon University professor is finding a lot that’s of interest online. Dr. Christopher J. Schneider is an expert on police use of social media (in fact, he wrote the book), and he says that the worldwide interest […]

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