Used BU residence furniture supporting community charities

A long awaited furniture renewal in McMaster Hall will benefit more than the students who move into the Brandon University (BU) residence. The old furniture that made generations of BU students feel at home will continue to be put to good use, helping hundreds of community members. McMaster Hall is getting 230 new sets of […]

Brandon University celebrates nearly 600 graduates in Class of 2020

Putting aside the in-person pomp and circumstance for a time, Brandon University celebrated the Class of 2020 in physically distanced fashion this year. “Today would have been the first of our three Convocation ceremonies, and a moment of celebration for every student as they walked across the stage, shook hands, hugged, high-fived and beamed while […]

Linda Ross returns to BU as Acting Dean of Health Studies

A former Dean of Health Studies is temporarily stepping back into the role. Linda Ross has assumed the position of Acting Dean of Health Studies, stepping in for John Moraros, who has taken a personal leave with the support of the university. Ross was the first Dean of Health Studies and served in that role […]

BU researchers and physicians team up to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

BRANDON – Ongoing shortages in N95 masks have motivated a Brandon University (BU) laboratory to partner with Brandon Clinic to develop a respirator that could be used to limit the spread of COVID-19. Although cloth masks are recommended to control the spread of amongst the general population, these masks do not provide sufficient protection for […]

BU professor wins National Choral Award

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) School of Music professor Dr. Andrée Dagenais has been recognized with a National Choral Award. Dr. Dagenais’ critical edition of Pierre Robert, Motets pour la Chapelle du roy, vol. 1, was chosen as the Outstanding Choral Publication by Choral Canada, which presents its national awards every two years. Published by […]

Brandon University will not host youth summer camps for 2020

Brandon University has made the difficult decision to not offer its popular youth summer camps this year, due to the ongoing pandemic. This includes Mini University, as well as Athletics camps and music camps. There is unfortunately no way to offer programming that relies on gathering kids together and mixing them in different groups to […]

Brandon University researchers to look at rural community mental health during pandemic

Brandon University researchers are exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of rural Manitobans. This new project will focus on two potentially vulnerable groups: older people and frontline health care professionals. “Although everyone has been affected by Covid-19, rural communities and particular groups within those communities will be affected differently,” said […]

Dr. Lisa Robson to continue as Acting Dean of Arts

Brandon University’s Acting Dean of Arts will continue in the role for another year. Dr. Lisa Robson was appointed to the role last May when the university embarked on a search for a permanent dean. “I have relied on Dr. Robson’s dedication, insight and contributions to Brandon University in this demanding role,” said Dr. Steve […]

BU professor contributes to Manitoba Book Awards finalist

A book featuring an essay by Brandon University professor Cathy Mattes has been shortlisted for three Manitoba Book Awards. The book, titled Perception: A Photo Series, is based on an award-winning art project by KC Adams. Adams, who is a former instructor in BU’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, took two portraits each of […]

National Gallery of Canada features BU artist

The National Gallery of Canada has displayed the work of Kevin McKenzie, and now they are giving us a closer look at the artist. McKenzie, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, was interviewed for a feature in the Gallery’s online magazine, discussing his inspiration, his methods and how joining […]

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