New BU Education program fills need for vocational teachers and rural schools

A new Education program at Brandon University (BU) will create opportunities for vocational teachers and add new flexibility that will help fill gaps at rural Manitoba schools. The Technical/Vocational Bachelor of Education program will begin in September 2021 and will be open to Manitoba teachers who have completed the Technical Vocational Teacher Education diploma at […]

BU Co-op program expansion to add 450 spaces supporting experiential learning

RBC Future Launch funding focused on increasing access for diverse students Brandon University’s Co-operative Education Program has nearly tripled in size since its founding three and a half years ago, and will be able to add 450 new spaces for students to benefit from work-integrated learning experiences thanks to big boost from RBC Future Launch. […]

Brandon University emphasizing value of experiential learning in March

Brandon University is putting a spotlight on work-integrated and experiential learning this month, highlighting programs like Co-operative Education that help students augment their skills and deepen their learning. “We are expanding work-integrated learning opportunities at BU because it works so well,” said BU President David Docherty. “Through Co-op, students engage with employers throughout our region […]

Brandon University Spring/Summer 2021 courses to be offered primarily online

Courses at Brandon University will continue to be delivered primarily online through the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 terms. Only a small number of courses with in-person instruction were approved by the BU Senate at their most-recent meeting. This follows the successful Spring/Summer terms last year as well as the Fall 2020 and ongoing Winter […]

Grants available for community projects through Gender & Women’s Studies

The Gender & Women’s Studies program at Brandon University (BU) is accepting proposals from community-based organizations for grants through the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund. Up to two grants of up to $5,000 each are available to help fund projects by non-profit community organizations. Past proposals have included workshops and events, guest speakers, research, short-term programming, […]

Women’s Week at BU begins with celebration of outstanding female students

Brandon University (BU) students are choosing to challenge inequality to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8. International Women’s Day will kick off Women’s Week at BU as the university’s Status of Women Review Committee (SWRC) recognizes 17 outstanding female students as nominated by faculty and staff members. Profiles of the students appear on […]

Brandon University is overhauling its digital infrastructure

A year of hard work has Brandon University eyeing a completely new digital system, the first phase of which could go live as early as this summer. The new system will power most of BU’s academic and administrative records, replacing BU’s decades-old legacy software system with a fully-modern cloud-based solution. “I am incredibly proud of […]

BU-trained educator nominated for Most Valuable Teacher

Souris teacher Jonathan Filewich, who is a Brandon University graduate and a current student in BU’s Master of Education program, is trying to land some big money to support technology in the Southwest Horizon School Division. Filewich is one of 20 teachers from across North America in the running for the Future Goals Most Valuable […]