Brandon University welcomes Indigenous Education Week

Brandon University is celebrating Indigenous education throughout the campus all this week, with events and installations. Monday, Sept. 30 — Orange Shirt Day. Everyone on campus is invited to wear orange to raise awareness of the history of residential schools, and acknowledge the harms it caused the victims and survivors. Brandon University is inviting the […]

BU mental health conference brings in Jordin Tootoo for public talk

Brandon University is inviting the community to a “Mental Health on the Prairies Conference and Community Gathering” this spring where everyone will be welcome to discuss and learn about mental wellness and addiction. The conference and gathering will run from April 29 through May 1, 2020 and will bring together researchers, professionals working in health […]

Brandon University alumna named to leadership team at Philadelphia Orchestra

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Orchestra has appointed Brandon University alumna Tanya Derksen as vice president of artistic production, effective October 28, 2019. Derksen comes to The Philadelphia Orchestra from the Regina Symphony Orchestra, where she serves as executive director. A trained musician and executive leader, Derksen brings extensive experience in orchestra management to her new […]

Brandon University welcomes back former instructor for ‘pro series’ performance

The 2019-20 pro series season welcomes back a former Brandon University (BU) School of Music instructor — percussionist Ben Reimer and his Park Sounds colleague, violist and viola d’amore player Jennifer Thiessen for a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Both are Manitoba-raised – Thiessen hails from Austin and Reimer […]

Brandon University fights stigma of mental illness through film

‘Movies for Mental Health’ workshop to create dialogue and action This upcoming Mental Illness Awareness Week, Brandon University will host their second annual “Movies for Mental Health” an event conducted in partnership with Student Services and North American organization Art With Impact. The event will take place on campus in Evans Theatre from 5:30-7:30 p.m. […]

Brandon University low brass ensemble building ‘bass’ of community support

From Oom-pah to O Canada, the Brandon University low brass band is putting a tuba twist on both classics and old favourites with a series of performances in the community this fall. “We’re going to be playing some fun polkas at an Oktoberfest celebration, and we’re bringing a new twist to TubaChristmas this year, but […]

Brandon University to host two simultaneous history conferences this week

History at Brandon University will be twice as nice this week, as two separate academic conferences come together for a joint gathering. The conference conjunction includes the annual Northern Great Plains History Conference as well as the bi-annual Western Canadian Studies Conference. They will share sessions, roundtables and a keynote, as well as a public […]

BU at the Brandon Public Library Speaker Series debuts Thursday

A new series of free public talks at the Brandon Public Library will bring Brandon University (BU) research to the community. The inaugural season of the BU at the Public Library Speaker Series will kick off this Thursday, Sept. 19, as Doug Ramsey and Chris Malcolm discuss the importance of museums to communities and rural tourism […]

Music of the Mediterranean Launches pro series season

BRANDON, MB—The 2019-20 Brandon University (BU) pro series season kicks off  on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with a ground-breaking program entitled “Mediterranean Encounters: Judeo-Muslim Soundscapes.” This evening of Sephardi-Mizrachi music is a first for the pro series, and introduces to Brandon audiences New York-based ethnomusicologist, composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist and singer Samuel Torjman Thomas. During this performance, […]

Funding helps BU Mini University extend STEM programming for kids and youth

BRANDON – While Mini University has wrapped up for the season and the fall academic semester is in full swing, planning is already underway for next summer’s child- and youth-friendly Mini-U learning camps. Federal funding from Actua, through the CanCode program, will provide $80,000 in new student and teacher training over the next two years, […]

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