Limited services July 2–3 at Brandon University

Brandon University will be closed Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day and will provide limited services on the two days following. Most of the campus will be closed Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3, including most offices and virtual services. Closures include Admissions, Scholarships and Awards, Financial and Registration Services, Alumni and Advancement, Student […]

Brandon University launches ‘BU Café’ for virtual networking

Brandon University is inviting alumni, industry partners, and friends of the university community to join a new virtual networking site for career-related conversation and mentoring. Run through BU’s alumni office, the new ‘BU Café’ is a safe and supportive environment to build community when people can’t come to campus and is the newest way to […]

Brandon University president to wind down public bagpiping

It wasn’t included in the province’s Phase 3 re-opening guidelines, but another pandemic response measure is coming to an end. Brandon University President David Docherty will be playing just two more shows on his bagpipes: tonight and Canada Day. Docherty has been piping in the driveway of his southwest Brandon home every Friday evening since […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Chancellor Emeritus Kevin Kavanagh

The entire Brandon University community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Kevin Kavanagh, who served as BU Chancellor from 1996 through 2002, and was thereafter appointed Chancellor Emeritus. He continued to attend BU’s annual Convocation every year. “This is an enormous loss, felt by us all,” said BU President David Docherty. “Dr. […]

Smart device security and drug resistance among BU projects supported by NSERC

A Brandon University (BU) project that will enable safer and more secure smart devices is being supported by a $120,000 federal grant. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded Dr. Gautam Srivastava of BU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science a five-year Discovery Grant to lead the five-year project. “The […]

New recording draws heavily from BU roots

A project that started when Dr. Matthew Steckler joined Brandon University’s (BU’s) School of Music three years ago came to fruition this spring as he released his latest album, Long Time Ago Rumble. Performing with a crew of guest musicians as Matty Stecks and Musical Tramps, Steckler issued the double album, Long Time Ago Rumble, […]

Brandon University welcomes Fall Term students with Pre-Orientation

An early-summer introduction to post-secondary life shows how Brandon University has adapted to keep students safe while also delivering a quality educational experience. “We were thrilled with the turnout, the engagement, and the results,” said Kathleen Richards, BU’s Acting Director of Recruitment and Retention. “Moving to an online format was new this year, and it […]

Everyone Eats initiative makes quality meals available for all

Brandon University (BU) Food Services is teaming up with the Brandon Food Council, the John Howard Society and Assiniboine Community College to provide barrier-free nutritious meals for all. Everyone Eats is a curbside pickup program that will offer top-quality dinners, prepared by BU Food Services. The trial launch of the initiative will provide 200 meals […]

Racism has no place at Brandon University

Brandon University stands for tolerance, for inclusion, and for diversity in all forms. There is never an excuse for racism or bigotry and we strongly condemn all instances of hate and discrimination. These are global struggles, and we recognize the protestors who are showing us their commitment and honour in the streets, particularly in the […]

Researchers from BU contribute to historic dinosaur study

With its massive suit of armour and rows of pointy spines, the nodosaur was an intimidating-looking beast. But for a team of researchers from Brandon University (BU), the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, it’s what’s inside that counts. The researchers, who included Brandon University Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood, […]

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