Hadfield keynote tickets sell out swiftly

Tickets to the Chris Hadfield keynote at Brandon University’s 50th-anniversary Homecoming next month have sold out. Tickets to the event went on sale Monday at noon and the last one was snapped up by mid-afternoon on Wednesday. “All of us at Brandon University are thrilled by the strong support for our Homecoming keynote speaker and […]

Doorway into Yesteryear

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of Clark Magazine. “The past just won’t go away. It shows up in many places —street names, old letters, unpublished autobiographies, historical postcards, and formal historical writing. We know the past is important. It can be a source of inspiration and pride, regret and shame. It […]

Forever Blue & Gold

This story was originally published in the Summer 2018 issue of Clark Magazine. Fifty years after they attended Brandon College as it transitioned into Brandon University, Bill Hillman, Ron Westcott and Bill and Lana Myers are fine examples of the different ways that lives can diverge from a single starting point. Hillman became an outstanding […]

‘Forever Blue and Gold’ — BU50 Homecoming will be biggest, best yet

See the schedule There’s more to do at Homecoming than ever before! And, we are adding even more events all the time. Be sure to stay up to date with the full schedule at BrandonU.ca/Homecoming You can find us on social media as well. If you’re on Facebook, stay up to date with the Homecoming […]

Artist Kilpatrick wins BMO 1st Art! regional prize

Courtesy of The Brandon Sun. By Jillian Austin For the first time, a Brandon University fine arts graduate has been named the regional winner in the BMO 1st Art! competition. Jimmie Kilpatrick, also known as “Shotgun Jimmie,” won $7,500 for his rock-and-roll inspired submission, entitled “Quality Control.” “It’s incredible. So often we put so much […]

Bobcats back community initiatives

BRANDON – The first installment of the Investors Group BIRT Cup under the Brandon University (BU) Bobcats’ banner was a success.   The alumni/charity tournament at the Wheat City Golf Course on Friday, July 13 raised $29,000 for several sports-related community initiatives.   The funding will go towards the Boyd Stadium football fields project, the Brandon […]

Brandon University celebrates success as graduates receive degrees at Convocation

With the symbolic shift of a tassel from one side of their mortarboards to the other, nearly 600 Brandon University students became Brandon University graduates, receiving their degrees at today’s Convocation ceremonies. It was Brandon University’s largest graduating class in six years. The pair of ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre conferred degrees on 583 […]

Cheers! Brandon University uncorks a new beer to celebrate our 50th anniversary

A golden ale is the perfect way to toast a golden anniversary. Brandon University has teamed up with award-winning Nonsuch Brewing Co. to create a custom-crafted brew in honour of BU’s 50th anniversary, and bottles of the limited-edition beer will be on shelves in Brandon this week. “During this special anniversary year, we are celebrating […]

BU celebrates largest graduating class in 6 years

BRANDON – Nearly 600 students will receive degrees on Friday as Brandon University’s (BU’s) largest graduating class in six years takes part in the Spring 2018 Convocation. Two ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre (HLC) will confer degrees on 583 graduates. The morning ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., with students from the Faculties of […]

Award presentations significant part of BU Convocation

Brandon University (BU) will hand out more than degrees at its annual Spring Convocation on Friday, June 1. The exceptional accomplishments of several alumni and educators will also be recognized at the ceremonies at the BU Healthy Living Centre (HLC). Three Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented, as well as three awards for current BU […]

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