BU hosts virtual international algebra conference

Brandon University (BU) was virtual host to more than 75 mathematicians from around the world over the weekend for the Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting. The videoconference meeting featured two full days of presentations, including featured talks by Ada Chan of York University, Doug Farenick of the University of Regina, and Judi McDonald of Washington […]

Shoe display begun to remember child victims of residential schools

Brandon University is offering space for the community to display pairs of shoes in memory of the Indigenous children whose remains were found at a former residential school in B.C. The shoe display, a grassroots memorial that has been started around the country, is now begun in the central courtyard at BU. Everyone is invited […]

Brandon University lowers flag to mourn Indigenous children

Brandon University’s flag is at half-staff as the university community joins in mourning the discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s remains found at a former residential school. Staff, faculty and students are also encouraged to wear orange all week, and to change their Zoom backgrounds or social media avatars, to honour and remember the victimized children. […]

569 graduates honoured at Brandon University Convocation

The Brandon University alumni rolls add a long list of new and distinguished names today, as 569 new graduates are officially conferred their BU degrees at Convocation. “Today marks a milestone for our graduates, an exciting moment where they receive community recognition for their incredible achievements, as well as the Brandon University degree that they’ll […]

Six valedictorians will be featured during Brandon University Spring 2021 Convocation

Compelling stories of perseverance, academic excellence, and inspiring community engagement will be highlighted during Brandon University’s Spring 2021 Convocation, which will feature six valedictorians. With in-person gatherings unsafe due to the ongoing pandemic, and forbidden by public health orders, Convocation this year is being celebrated virtually. It includes the option for students to rent a […]

Top educators and researchers to be recognized at Brandon University Convocation

Some of Manitoba’s top researchers and educators will be honoured at Brandon University’s Spring 2021 Convocation, which is being celebrated virtually this week. Many highlights will be featured as part of a pre-recorded video Convocation ceremony, which will be posted online Thursday afternoon. Graduates, along with their families, friends, and the community will be able […]

Brandon University will award an honorary doctorate to top provincial Covid-fighter Dr. Brent Roussin

The face of Manitoba’s fight against Covid-19 will be honoured next week at Brandon University’s Convocation. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer and Manitoba’s single most visible official leading the fight against the pandemic, will receive an honorary doctorate from BU. “Since Covid was first detected and then spread around the […]

Brandon University will bestow an honorary doctorate on famed actor, singer and philanthropist Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson, a beloved Canadian entertainer known as much for his philanthropy and community contributions as for his music and acting, will receive an honorary doctorate from Brandon University later this month at the 2021 Spring Convocation. Jackson has leveraged his decades of fame as an artist to raise money and bring attention to worthy […]

Dr. Meir Serfaty will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at BU Convocation

Professor Emeritus Dr. Meir Serfaty, who served more than 45 years at Brandon University (BU), will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award later this month at the 2021 Spring Convocation. “Meir is the epitome of a dedicated academic who has been an inspiration to generations of students as well as to his fellow faculty members,” said […]

Mary Jane McCallum appointed as new Brandon University Chancellor

A First Nations woman who is a dentist, passionate health care and social justice advocate, and a Canadian Senator is Brandon University’s new Chancellor. Mary Jane McCallum was unanimously confirmed by the BU Senate and will take the oath of office ahead of BU’s Convocation later this month. An official installation ceremony will be held […]

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