BU plans in-person Homecoming for 2022

Brandon University (BU) will be hosting its first in-person Homecoming celebration since 2019, from October 13 to 16, 2022. The weekend will be filled with a multitude of events including the usual favourites such as the Homecoming Dinner and Awards Ceremony, the Athletics Wall of Fame Brunch, and the Pro Series concert featuring BU’s Megumi […]

Student-led business grows into retail location after starting at BU

Courtesy of the Brandon Sun. By Colin Slark A local business formerly run as a student-led enterprise at Brandon University took a step forward late last month when it opened a brick-and-mortar retail outlet on Rosser Avenue. According to founder Parker Easter, ReNu Hygienics — which opened at the 15th and Rosser Mall on July […]

Brandon University welcomes Foundation supporters to first in-person event since 2020

Brandon University’s first major in-person event since the onset of the pandemic was a celebration of supporters to the BU Foundation, whose generous gifts support student and academic success. More than 130 people gathered yesterday for the BU Foundation’s annual luncheon, hearing directly from some of the students their gifts helped support. “The generosity and […]

BU alumna wins autism leadership award

Courtesy of the Brandon Sun. By Kyle Darbyson Brandon University graduate Whitney Hodgins has been named the first recipient of the new Jim and Ginette Munson Autism Leadership Award, after spending years raising awareness for Manitobans with disabilities. The 27-year-old formally received this award during the eighth annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, an event that […]

BU alumni featured in Brandon Chamber Players concert

Brandon University (BU) alumni will be front-and-centre as the  Brandon Chamber Players continue celebrating the return to live music with their second concert of the 2021/2022. Here We Are features new, original jazz compositions by Brandon-based saxophonist Aren Teerhuis. The concert will take place on Saturday, March 22 at BU’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall with […]

BU alumnus Davion Johnson leads Co-op Program in 2022

A skilled educator with experience supporting student success is leading Brandon University’s (BU’s) growing Co-operative Education program this year. Davion Johnson is filling the role held by Cora Dupuis while Dupuis takes study leave for the 2022 calendar year to complete her PhD in Educational Studies. A recent graduate of BU’s Master of Education program […]

Brandon University Foundation presents Apex Award to Jeff Cristall

A dedicated board member and volunteer who has devoted countless hours of service to Brandon University will receive the prestigious Apex Award from the Brandon University Foundation. Jeff Cristall, who says his earliest memories of BU were lending a hand as a kid from the sidelines for the then-College Caps football squad in the 1960s, […]

Alumni of Brandon University to be recognized at 2021 virtual Homecoming

Six of Brandon University’s most distinguished alumni will be recognized with awards during this weekend’s virtual Homecoming celebrations. Homecoming, which is traditionally a time for in-person gatherings, class reunions, and festive revelry, has been moved online again this year, due to ongoing public health concerns, as well as to accommodate alumni from around the world […]

School of Music alumnus wins national award

From the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan):   The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce that Luis Ramirez is the recipient of the 2021 SOCAN Foundation George Proctor Prize for his presentation entitled “The Online Composer-Audience Collaboration.”  The George Proctor Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at […]

Giving thanks: Dr. Merv and Marilyn Letts pay homage to prairie roots with new BU award for Minnedosa students

Life has taken Merv and Marilyn Letts to cities around the world, and they are celebrating their prairie roots by creating a new award that will help future generations of Brandon University (BU) students achieve their goals. By generously donating stock, valued at approximately $45,000, they are funding the endowment of the Minnedosa Valley Scholarship/Bursary […]

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