New President is a Familiar Face

BRANDON, MB – Following an exhaustive cross-Canada search, the Brandon University (BU) Board of Governors takes great pride in announcing that Dr. Gervan Fearon begins a five year appointment as President and Vice-Chancellor, effective August 1st, 2014. Currently the Vice-President (Academic and Provost), Dr. Fearon joined BU in 2013 as part of the senior executive […]

A New Academic Year Begins at BU

BRANDON, MB – Speeches, tours and 500 drums pounding in unison marked the start of Orientation today for freshman students at Brandon University (BU), a poignant time for both students and their parents. “Today is scary and exciting, for both of us,” says Tracy Rimmer from Glenboro, MB. Her son Joseph is entering the Faculty […]

BU Welcomes Students to New School Year

BRANDON, MB – Next week, 3,000 people from as far away as China, Brazil and the Philippines will start a new chapter in their lives at Brandon University (BU). The academic year begins with classes and orientation events including a giant outdoor concert in Brandon’s downtown featuring Juno award winners The Sheepdogs. “Orientation 2013 is […]

BU First Choice for Local High School Grads

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) remains a top draw for local high school students, according to a survey done by the Brandon Sun newspaper. The Sun questioned 460 students graduating this year from Brandon’s three high schools: Vincent Massey, Neelin and Crocus Plains. Of the 269 respondents, more than one in four plans on […]

BU Honours Graduates at Convocation 2013

BRANDON, MB – Clothed in traditional cap and gown, 558 students received their degrees during graduation exercises at Brandon University (BU) on Friday, May 31st. Capacity crowds of more than 2500 people cheered the grads, during morning and afternoon programs in BU’s Healthy Living Centre. Valedictorian Julia Redfern, BSc (Hons), said, “I am fortunate for […]

Newsman Lloyd Robertson Receives BU Degree

BRANDON, MB – Canada’s preeminent television journalist Lloyd Robertson will be given an honourary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), during Convocation at Brandon University on May 31st, 2013. Robertson is one of the most trusted faces in TV news, spending 35 years as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country’s most-watched national newscast, CTV […]

Respected Public Servant is New Chancellor

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is pleased to announce that a Harvard educated financier, senior public sector manager and national expert on health systems has been appointed as Chancellor. Michael Decter is President and CEO of the investment company LDIC Inc., author of eight books and popular lecturer with the National Speakers Bureau. A […]

Huge Increase in New Student Applications

BRANDON, MB – New student applications to Brandon University (BU) have jumped 20%, to the highest level in four years. Figures released today by BU’s Admissions Department show that 636 persons have applied to attend the University as new students beginning this fall. That compares to 528 in February 2012, 619 in 2011 and 567 […]

BU Prof Publishes New Book on ‘Holy Land’

BRANDON, MB – A professor at Brandon University (BU) has written a book exploring the social, political, and religious changes in Palestine from the ‘stone age’ to the Persian and Roman eras. Dr. K. L. Noll, Chair of the Religious Studies Department at BU, says ‘Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and […]

Assistant Professor Handed Priceless Instrument

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