Brandon University extends online learning through Winter Term

Brandon University will continue to deliver mostly online learning through the Winter Term this year, to help keep the community as safe as possible from the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision was made yesterday by the BU Senate, and affects courses that are offered from January through April 2021. This continues the cautious and prudent approach […]

BU offers new reporting option to support survivors of sexualized violence

Brandon University is pleased to announce our participation in a province-wide initiative to address campus sexual violence in Manitoba. We have partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors): a trauma-informed and survivor-centred online platform for reporting sexual violence on campus. REES provides increased reporting options for students, staff and faculty that include Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus and […]

BU marks Orange Shirt Day this week, to recall legacy of Residential Schools

Brandon University will mark Orange Shirt Day this Wednesday, Sept. 30 and is asking everyone to show their support by wearing orange, by using an orange background on Zoom, and by taking advantage of the many university resources gathered to teach the legacy of residential schools. For those who don’t know the story, Orange Shirt […]

BU professor’s research aims at safer music festival experiences for women

Investigating women’s experiences in very masculine environments — heavy metal concerts — should help festival and concert planners provide safer and more inclusive practices in the future. That’s one aim of Dr. Christopher Schneider’s new research, with Dr. Stacey Hannem of Wilfrid Laurier University, which recently was awarded a significant federal funding grant through the […]

Brittany Rae wins 43rd E-Gré National Music Competition in Voice

The 43rd Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2020 prize winners: 1st Prize Brittany Rae (with pianist Jesse Plessis) 2nd Prize Jennifer Routhier (with pianist Natasha Fransblow) 3rd Prize Virginie Mongeau (with pianist Jesse Plessis) City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance […]

BU professor studies refugee policy in power-sharing governments

While power-sharing is a road to overcoming ethnic conflict in some countries, not everyone who lives in those nations is effectively represented in government. Brandon University researcher Dr. Allison McCulloch is leading a study on the policy responses to refugees and asylum-seekers in countries with power-sharing arrangements. Dr. McCulloch will be joined by Dr. Tamirace […]

‘Everyone Eats’ Brandon returns for autumn of nutrition and community-building

A chef-inspired meal of the day that creates top-quality, nutritious dinners at an affordable price is back. The popular Everyone Eats Brandon initiative relaunches this week after a month off to tweak and improve the program following a successful pilot project over the summer. “We learned there is a need in the community for this type […]

Brandon University student takes her ‘Three-Minute Thesis’ to virtual competition

A Brandon University student is delivering a positive message about classroom behaviour as she aims to take her research to the national stage. Natashalee Thompson recently completed her Master’s of Education at BU and her research shows that positive reinforcement is a better option than punitive discipline for managing student behaviour in schools. Tomorrow, she’s […]

BU takes part in project studying intimate partner violence during pandemic

Researchers from Brandon University (BU) and the University of Manitoba (UM) are working with the Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat to study the experiences of survivors of intimate partner violence who are seeking help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nadine Henriquez, an Assistant Professor in Nursing at BU, is a co-investigator in the project, which is […]

Federal grant supports Brandon University study of COVID-19 effect on local tourism

A special federal fund is supporting a Brandon University (BU) research project examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in southwestern Manitoba. The researchers have been awarded $16,880 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a special COVID-19 initiative of the Partnership Engage Grants program. The funding received […]

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