Black History Month at Brandon University

BU Bobcats launch social responsibility program

BU, Scottish music festivals unite for joint performance

While COVID-19 has shut down live performances for many musicians, the pandemic is also opening new doors for musical expression and international collaboration. The Brandon University Indigenous New Music Festival will be streamed online this year, beginning with a joint performance on Saturday Jan. 30 by the Brandon University New Music Ensemble (BUNME) and Any […]

Bell Let’s Talk Day — January 28

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Thursday, Jan. 28 in 2021. Again this year, Brandon University is proud to support Bell Let’s Talk Day through their various initiatives to increase awareness and acceptance around mental health.  There are so many ways to help; from learning how to recognize stressors to supporting someone facing mental health challenges. With COVID-19 […]

Brandon University students pitch new masculine role model features to book author

Class assignments may next be headed for publication after a Brandon University professor set up a special opportunity for students in one of his classes. As part of Dr. Jonathan Allan’s course on Diverse Masculinities, he has his students examine a children’s book called ‘Boy oh Boy’ — which presents 30 different masculine role models […]

BU’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program tackles Covid relief with endowment

Five community organizations providing front-line services and support during the Covid-19 pandemic are receiving grants from Brandon University’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program. Support grants have also been provided for students in the program as well. The $2,000 grants are funded by the Margaret Laurence Endowment, which in previous years has typically been used for […]

‘How Inciteful’ — Online speakers to explore lasting Trump impact on society

Historians and political scientists will spend decades debating the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump — and some are getting started this month. Brandon University political science students are bringing together experts in many different disciplines from across the campus to discuss how Trump has affected their fields in a series of Tuesday-evening Zoom presentations […]

Major expansion for Brandon University’s Co-op program

Brandon University’s thriving Co-operative Education program has taken another major step forward, with a big expansion in the number of department majors where students can take advantage of work experience as part of their degree. The new expansion, approved late last month by the BU Senate, means that almost every single student will have some […]

Brandon University researcher seeks stories for anti-racism video series

A Brandon University researcher is looking for your stories as she prepares for a $100,000 project to combat racism in Manitoba. Michelle Lam received federal government funding last fall from Canada Heritage to collect real-world stories about experiences with racism. She’ll use these stories to create shareable videos that explore different perceptions of racism and […]

CNN ranks BU research among 2020’s top discoveries

The remarkable findings of a research partnership between Brandon University, the University of Saskatchewan and the Royal Tyrrell Musuem have been lauded by CNN as some of 2020’s “most fascinating and awe-inspiring discoveries.” Brandon University Biology Professor David Greenwood, research associate Cathy Greenwood and student Jessica Kalyniuk were part of a research team that were […]