Women’s Week at BU begins with celebration of outstanding female students

Brandon University (BU) students are choosing to challenge inequality to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8. International Women’s Day will kick off Women’s Week at BU as the university’s Status of Women Review Committee (SWRC) recognizes 17 outstanding female students as nominated by faculty and staff members. Profiles of the students appear on […]

Brandon University alumni pay tribute to outstanding graduates, faculty

BRANDON – The Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) is continuing a tradition for this year’s virtual Homecoming by honouring some outstanding individuals. Teresa Flannery is the 2020 recipient of the BUAA Award for Exceptional Service, while Distinguished Young Alumni Awards are being presented to Dr. Melissa Anderson, Graydon Cramer, Lindsay Filewich and Alissa Watson. Normally […]

Brandon University launches ‘BU Café’ for virtual networking

Brandon University is inviting alumni, industry partners, and friends of the university community to join a new virtual networking site for career-related conversation and mentoring. Run through BU’s alumni office, the new ‘BU Café’ is a safe and supportive environment to build community when people can’t come to campus and is the newest way to […]

BU Homecoming starts today! Join us all weekend long

There are four full days of fun at Brandon University this weekend as we celebrate Homecoming. Everyone is invited to this celebration of community connection, with a special welcome to alumni, as well as faculty, staff and students. Homecoming starts today and runs through Sunday. More information is available online at BrandonU.ca/Homecoming. An information booth […]

Brandon University alumna named to leadership team at Philadelphia Orchestra

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Orchestra has appointed Brandon University alumna Tanya Derksen as vice president of artistic production, effective October 28, 2019. Derksen comes to The Philadelphia Orchestra from the Regina Symphony Orchestra, where she serves as executive director. A trained musician and executive leader, Derksen brings extensive experience in orchestra management to her new […]

Deserving trio to receive alumni awards at BU Homecoming 2019

A young doctor who returned to Brandon for her practice, a businessman with a lengthy career in recycling, and a health-care professional who turned to academia and service will all be recognized as outstanding Brandon University and Brandon College alumni. Jillian DeCosse will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Cam Davreux will receive the Distinguished […]

Brandon University expands reunion of Indigenous alumni with move to Homecoming

Brandon University will welcome back Indigenous alumni from all years past for a special reunion day and celebration gathering during Homecoming this fall, replacing a smaller gathering that was originally planned for late August. The reunion is being organized by a special committee in partnership with the BU Alumni Association and the BU Indigenous Peoples […]

BU Homecoming to welcome Dr. Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada founder, for public keynote

A renowned humanitarian, physician and best-selling author will headline Brandon University’s annual Homecoming this fall. Dr. Samantha Nutt will present the public Homecoming keynote on Thursday evening, Oct. 17, as Homecoming weekend kicks off. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Samantha Nutt to Brandon and to the BU Homecoming,” said Carla Eisler, BU’s Director of […]

Brandon University Convocation concludes with Faculties of Arts, Science, Health Studies, and School of Music

BRANDON – Tassels were moved from one side of their caps to the next, as Brandon University’s newest alumni marked the symbolic moment when they moved from student to graduate. Convocation concluded today at BU with two ceremonies, as hundreds of graduates received their degrees from the Faculties of Arts, Science, Health Studies and the […]

Brandon University alumnus to host philanthropic book launch event at BU library

A celebrated Brandon University alumnus will return to campus for a philanthropic book launch event as part of a national tour. Andreas Souvaliotis is one of Canada’s most unusual, successful and socially conscious businesspeople. He graduated from Brandon University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science. He says his return to Brandon is a special […]

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