BU’s bright future is built on our solid financial management

An opinion piece from the Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations was published in the Winnipeg Free Press this week. It was also linked from the Academica Top Ten newsletter. We strongly dispute the opinions and conclusions drawn by MOFA. Everyone at Brandon University does excellent work with our limited budget and our institution is in […]

Pro Series performer combines Turkish and Western classical music

The western Manitoba audience will have a rare opportunity to hear a master of the kanun, a Turkish stringed instrument, when Didem Başar visits for a pro series performance on Friday evening at 7:30. The concert is a collaboration with the Continuum Series through Virtuosi Concerts of Winnipeg. It will feature Montreal-based musicians Başar and […]

Education students, faculty discuss racism during high school workshop

Brandon University (BU) Education students and faculty led an anti-racism workshop with a group of 50 high school students this month at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Led by Dr. Michelle Lam, Director of BU CARES, and Faculty of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Jill Morris, the contingent also included BU students Dylan […]

Athletics review provides roadmap to safer sport for Brandon University

A comprehensive review of the Brandon University Bobcats and Athletics unit provides a series of recommendations that will strengthen and enhance both operations and programming. Brandon University welcomes these recommendations as an opportunity to ensure that BU Athletics is at the forefront of providing a safe sport experience for everyone. In the interests of transparency […]

Grammy, Juno award nominees headline BU Jazz Festival

Grammy-nominated vocalist Sara Gazarek heads the list of performers at this week’s Brandon University (BU) Jazz Festival. Gazarek, who is based on Los Angeles, was nominated for two Grammys for her 2019 album Thirsty Ghost, and earned a third nomination in 2021, as part of the vocal quartet säje, for their debut single. Her latest […]

BU student delivering talk on Hutterite colony’s sponsorship of Syrian refugee family

Brandon University (BU) student Elaine Hofer will present a public talk and slide show on Thursday, March 9 on her Green Acres Hutterite Colony’s sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family. The talk, which is part of the Creative Writing Literary Exchange, is entitled “Walking Home: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Rural Manitoba.” Hofer has just self-published a […]

Applications open for Gender and Women’s Studies Community Grants

The Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) program at Brandon University (BU) is accepting proposals for grants that will support community-based programs that aim to reduce discrimination and oppression. Supported by the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund, the grants foster links between non-profit community organizations and GWS. Projects could include those with the goal of reducing discrimination […]

Alumna artist helps celebrate outstanding women students at Brandon University

As Brandon University celebrates some outstanding women students for International Women’s Day, each of those being highlighted will also receive an art memento created by a previous honoree. “We are so excited to unveil a new tradition this year, one that builds on existing traditions in a meaningful way while also highlighting BU talent,” said […]