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 […]

BU alumnus Kerry Auriat, National Bank Financial donate $50,000 to HLC

BRANDON – A generous $50,000 donation has given Brandon University (BU) another big reason to celebrate as it marks its 50th year as a chartered university. Brandon University alumnus and current Board of Governors member Kerry Auriat is partnering with National Bank Financial – Wealth Management, to make a $50,000 commitment to BU’s Healthy Living […]

Royal Canoe, Begonia to headline ‘Fifty Fest’ concert at BU50 Homecoming

Some of Canada’s most exciting musicians will headline a free concert next month to celebrate Brandon University’s 50th anniversary Homecoming. Manitoba band Royal Canoe will top the bill, with special guest Begonia, as they add an extra date to the end of their ongoing North American tour for the BU Homecoming. They’ll play at “Fifty […]

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 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 […]

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