Government of Canada Supports Innovation Zone for Brandon University

Native Language Instructor Honoured by Province

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) instructor and respected elder has been recognized by the Manitoba government as the Aboriginal Educator of the Month. Kevin Tacan, from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation west of Brandon, is a sessional instructor with BU’s Native Studies department, teaching the Dakota language. Tacan is a BU alumnus, graduating […]

New Course Examines Journalism in the Digital Age

BRANDON, MB – Anyone who turns to the internet for news will be interested in an innovative course starting in January at Brandon University (BU). Digital Journalism will examine the current structures, organization, and practices of internet reporting, exploring whether we are shaping the tools in this field or the tools are now shaping our […]

University Unveils New Logo and Look

BRANDON, MB – In a banquet hall full of proud alumni, Brandon University (BU) officially introduced a new logo and look during this year’s Homecoming Weekend. The new logo, a derivation of BU’s ceremonial coat of arms, maintains the rich heritage of its predecessor, but has simplified graphical elements and text that make for a […]

Dr. Gervan Fearon Installed as President

BRANDON, MB – With “I do so promise”, Dr. Gervan Albert Fearon was installed as the 15th President of Brandon University (BU) before a crowd including students, staff, provincial and federal politicians, Aboriginal leaders, and academics and University administrators from across Canada. Cloaked in the grey and blue robes of office, President and Vice Chancellor […]

Students to Benefit from New Partnership

BRANDON, MB – Student success is at the heart of a new collaborative agreement signed today between Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC), a partnership to explore new courses, research opportunities and student mobility between the two institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will enhance both programming and accessibility for more than 9,500 […]

New President is a Familiar Face

BRANDON, MB – Following an exhaustive cross-Canada search, the Brandon University (BU) Board of Governors takes great pride in announcing that Dr. Gervan Fearon begins a five year appointment as President and Vice-Chancellor, effective August 1st, 2014. Currently the Vice-President (Academic and Provost), Dr. Fearon joined BU in 2013 as part of the senior executive […]

“Disastrous” New Course Offered

BRANDON, MB – Disaster movies, from the 1930s to today’s blockbusters, will be the topic of a new course at Brandon University (BU). Disaster Movies: Fact vs Fiction will explore the science and the myths portrayed in epic productions including Towering Inferno (1974), Twister (1996), and Contagion (2011). “We will examine the physical science, social […]

New Book Demystifies Good Writing

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor has published a new book that gives parents and teachers unpretentious and easy-to-follow help in teaching grammar and punctuation to people of all ages. ”I have been told that my approach is one-of-a-kind,” says Dr. Marion Terry, Department of Education-Graduate Studies, and author of Teaching Grammar and […]

BU Students Learn Aboriginal Ways

BRANDON, MB – Danbi Lee is carefully stitching together pieces of leather to make her own pair of moccasins, in a workshop on cultural awareness at Brandon University (BU). She aspires to be a banker and has travelled to Canada from her home in Jeonju, South Korea, to improve her language skills in BU’s English […]

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