Brandon University mourns passing of Professor Emeritus Dr. Bev Nicholson

The flag is being lowered to half-mast at Brandon University (BU) to mourn the passing of Dr. Beverley (Bev) A. Nicholson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Nicholson passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Dr. Nicholson was not only a faculty member at BU, but also an alumnus. He graduated […]

Brandon College alumni sponsor new annual lectureship at Brandon University

A new tentpole event is set for the calendar at Brandon University next fall, thanks to alumni sponsorship of a new public lectureship announced at Homecoming this weekend. The JRC Evans Memorial Distinguished Lectureship will welcome experts, authors, and other compelling speakers to deliver public lectures at BU, starting at next year’s Homecoming. Dr. Arnold […]

School of Music faculty showcase new piano at Homecoming Concert

When a trio of talented pianists perform at the pro series Homecoming Concert on Thursday, Oct. 13, they’ll be joined in the spotlight by the Brandon University (BU) School of Music’s newest star. Megumi Masaki, Alexander Tselyakov and Everett Hopfner will share their talent as the School of Music’s new Steinway Model D piano makes […]

Alumni Award presentations planned for Homecoming Dinner

A trio of outstanding Brandon University (BU) alumni will be recognized at Homecoming later this month. Dr. James McAllister, Lisa Ormann and Lorraine Pompana will receive Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) awards during the Homecoming Dinner and Awards on Saturday, Oct. 15. McAllister will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement, while Ormann and […]

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 […]

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