Brandon University will acquire more land downtown

Brandon University (BU) has reached agreements through the approval and support of the City of Brandon and Renaissance Brandon to expand its downtown footprint significantly. “This is a truly exciting opportunity that we are ready to seize,” said BU President Dr. Gervan Fearon. “We are building on the priorities of our Academic Plan and on […]

Local production company performing professor’s play on BU stage

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon University (BU) professor Deanna Smid explores what happens after the curtain falls in her new play, which will debut this week. The world premiere of Smid’s comedy, Macbeth, the After Party, will be staged by 7 Ages Productions on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at BU’s Lorne Watson Recital […]

Brandon University launches wide consultations on new, stand-alone sexualized violence policy

Town Hall dates Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1:40–2:40 p.m. Theatre A, Brodie Science Building Monday, Nov. 21, from 2:40–3:30 p.m. Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Little Theatre, Education Building Brandon University (BU) has scheduled three open town hall sessions this month to gather wide community feedback for its […]

BU professor’s book unearths new roots to formation of the CCF

BRANDON, Man. — How true the New Democratic Party (NDP) remains to its roots is an eternal political debate, and now a new book by a Brandon University (BU) History Professor shakes loose some common beliefs about those roots. James Naylor, the Chair of the Department of History at BU, is the author of the […]

Exhibition by retired BU professor Steve Gouthro opens at Sutherland Gallery

The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University (BU) will welcome back recently retired professor Steve Gouthro for the opening of a new exhibition of his work on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Presence – Steve Gouthro features the work of Gouthro, who taught painting, drawing and art fundamentals in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal […]

Rural Development Institute finds common issues for refugees arriving in rural Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. — Language barriers and transportation are some of the common challenges for refugees settling in rural Manitoba based on case studies by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) that looked at five communities. The case studies were carried out in conjunction with the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) […]

BU’s Peter Morin wins $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation visual arts award

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon University (BU) professor Peter Morin has won a major Canadian visual arts award. Morin is this year’s recipient of the $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation Mid-Career Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Artist. A member of British Columbia’s Tahltan Nation, Morin produces multi-disciplinary works, often including performance interventions, as he looks at the […]

Ceramics artist Aaron Nelson to give public lecture in Brandon

BRANDON, Man. – The Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art at Brandon University is partnering with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM) to present a public talk by innovative ceramic artist Aaron Nelson. Nelson, based out of Medicine Hat, Alta., is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the combination of digital technology with traditional ceramic […]

Landmark Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies program celebrates 15 years

BRANDON, Man. — Past and current students of Brandon University’s (BU’s) Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES) department will gather this weekend to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the department’s creation. In conjunction with BU’s Homecoming events, the attendees will meet in a series of participant-driven sessions to discuss current issues in emergency management and […]

Mental Health on the Prairies Conference brings renowned speakers to BU

Faces of Mental Illness Awareness Week A working group was struck more than a year ago at Brandon University (BU) to participate in public awareness strategies for Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), which takes place in October each year. The goal of the MIAW strategy is to spread awareness of mental illness and reduce stigma […]

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