Brandon University mourns recent passing of Dr. Cindy Clarke

All of Brandon University, and especially the Faculty of Education, are deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Clarke. Dr. Clarke joined BU in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, with PENT and as a member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Department. Her husband Brian shares that “She enjoyed her […]

Premier Brian Pallister presents significant gift to alma mater, Brandon University

Students and student-athletes at Brandon University will benefit for years to come thanks to a series of scholarships set up by one of the school’s most distinguished alumni. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister today announced gifts of nearly $260,000 that will endow two new scholarships at BU, as well as increasing the value of existing scholarships […]

Brandon University professor named an outstanding alumnus from U of R

A Brandon University professor known for her groundbreaking research and mentorship of young women has been named one of the University of Regina’s outstanding young alumni. Dr. Sarah Plosker was announced as a ‘Crowning Achievement’ award recipient on Monday. Award recipients are honoured for their outstanding achievements and innovation, commitment to excellence, community engagement and […]

Brandon University to require proof of vaccination or recent negative test

Brandon University will require faculty, staff, and students to provide either proof of full vaccination or proof of a recent negative Covid test before they are able to come to campus. Full vaccination will be required no later than Oct. 31, a date that permits members of our community to receive their first dose at […]

Brandon University to offer walk-in Covid vaccines during first week of classes

Walk-in vaccination will be available to students, faculty and staff during the first week back for Brandon University’s Fall Term. The partnership with Prairie Mountain Health will see Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations offered in Harvest Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 7 (from 9–11 a.m.), Wednesday, Sept. 8 (from 1–3 p.m.), and Thursday, Sept. 9 (from 9–11 […]

Brandon University will host virtual Fall Homecoming

Brandon University will hold a virtual and online Homecoming this fall, sharing campus memories, naming alumni award-winners, and facilitating digital class reunions. However, the University hopes return to hosting smaller in-person events as early as this spring. It’s the second virtual Homecoming to be held during the pandemic, and BU’s Director of Advancement and Alumni […]

Brandon University will implement vaccine policy in the coming year

Most students, faculty and staff at Brandon University are expected to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of the University’s safe transition back to in-person instruction over the 2021–22 academic year. The University will not require vaccines before the start of Fall Term, which is just three weeks away, but vaccination as soon as […]

Everett Hopfner named Director of Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music

Everett Hopfner will continue to lead the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music at Brandon University (BU). Hopfner, a talented pianist and educator, has been named Director of the Conservatory of Music after serving two years as Interim Director. “I’m delighted to be able to continue in this role as we build and refine our programming, while […]

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Marika Galea will teach at School of Music

An award-winning musician, composer and writer who has been recognized as one of Canada’s best young jazz artists has joined the Brandon University (BU) School of Music. Marika Galea is a multi-instrumentalist who will teach in the School of Music’s Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music Department. Best known as a versatile bassist, Galea explores the […]

Nine BU student projects supported by NSERC undergraduate research awards

Nine Brandon University (BU) students are getting a boost for their research through increased funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The students are recipients of this year’s NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards. The value of the awards has been increased from $4,500 to $6,000, with BU providing $1,500 in […]

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