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 […]

BU Concert Choir welcomes alumni to perform Mozart’s Requiem

The Brandon University (BU) Concert Choir will welcome back four of its former members as soloists for a concert this week. Soprano Sharon Rogers, mezzo Erika Rasmussen, tenor Clint McLachlan and bass Nicholas Urquhart will join the BU Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Andrée Dagenais, for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday, […]

Study of fossil plants shows emergence of Pacific Northwest’s temperate forests

Released in conjunction with the Burke Museum, University of Washington. SEATTLE – The iconic evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest haven’t always been there. In a recent study published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, scientists describe the emergence of these ecosystems about 51 to 53 million-years-ago — a time with the highest-known global […]

2018 Homecoming the ‘best yet’ as Brandon University celebrates golden anniversary year

BRANDON – The Brandon University is still basking under the golden glow of this past weekend’s special BU50 Homecoming celebrations. “What an incredible, exciting four days of fun, inspiration and entertainment as we all came together to celebrate Homecoming and to mark 50 years since Brandon College became Brandon University,” said BU Interim President Dr. […]

Stars of space and sport align for fantastic Friday at BU Homecoming

BRANDON – The stars will be out tonight for the second day of Homecoming 2018 at Brandon University. As part of its BU50 community celebration, marking 50 years as a university, BU will welcome Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium to speak to a pair of full houses. This afternoon, Col. […]

BU launches historic Homecoming on Thursday with arts, athletics, authors and more

BRANDON – Brandon University’s (BU’s) biggest Homecoming yet begins with a full evening of activities this Thursday, Oct. 11. With the theme Forever Blue & Gold, Homecoming 2018 is a four-day community celebration, capping a year of events that mark the 50th anniversary of BU’s first year as a university. The Class of 1968, the […]

Alumni Award presentations to highlight Homecoming banquet

BRANDON – Graduates of Brandon University (BU) and Brandon College will be in the spotlight at the BU Homecoming Dinner and Awards on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Harvest Hall. Gerald Brown and Nathan Peto will be recognized with Alumni Awards at the annual celebration. Brown, who graduated from the Teacher Training Certificate (TTC) program in […]

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