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 […]

BU hosts Boissevain School biology students

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Emily Holland recently opened the anthropology lab at BU to a group of students from Boissevain. Visiting BU as part of their Grade 12 Biology class at Boissevain School, the students learned about identifying human remains, discerning a primate from a non-primate and how the environment can affect […]

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 […]

High school students take part in Manitoba Case Competition at BU

Brandon University (BU) hosted 65 Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from Manitoba and Saskatchewan on Friday, May 18 for the Manitoba High School Case Competition. Organized by BU alumnus Kyle Prevost, who is now a teacher at Birtle Collegiate, the Case Competition featured teams of students competing in two streams: Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance. […]

Play by BU Professor shares experiences of Syrian families in Canada

BRANDON – A play written by Brandon University (BU) Professor James Forsythe was publicly performed for the first time recently in Montreal. To Stand Again tells the story of Syrian families in Canada in their own words. Forsythe interviewed newly arrived families in Brandon and Montreal over the summer and fall of 2017. Forsythe transcribed […]

Brandon University Fine Arts students taking their show on the road

Two Brandon University Bachelor of Fine Art thesis students, with the support of the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, will be exhibiting their artwork in Winnipeg. Jill Gervais and Jimmie Kilpatrick will be installing selections of their thesis exhibitions in Ace Art Inc’s Project Room from April 24 to May 4. A closing reception […]

Rural Development Institute reports on dynamics of rural and northern Manitoba to Manitoba Electoral Divisions and Boundaries Commission

A report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) is informing the work of the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission. As part of the Commission’s broad public consultation process, it contacted RDI to report on the state of rural and northern Manitoba.  The report draws on RDI’s body of research to highlight significant […]

New book by BU professor highlights Filipino experience in Canada

A new book by Brandon University professor Dr. Alison Marshall is the first of its kind: “Bayanihan and Belonging” (University of Toronto Press, 2018) explores the experience of Filipino people in Canada, paying special attention to the importance of religion and belief as well as migration. As a result of this publication, Dr. Marshall has […]

BU researcher sheds light on Gabriel Dumont, North-West Resistance

BRANDON – The research of a Brandon University (BU) professor has provided new insight into Métis leader Gabriel Dumont and the North-West Resistance. Dumont was a key general in the Métis forces commanded by Louis Riel during the North-West Resistance, which took place from March 26 to June 3, 1885. Also known as the North-West […]

Outstanding female students will be honoured on International Women’s Day

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) will mark International Women’s Day by recognizing 15 outstanding female students. The students were nominated by BU faculty and staff for their accomplishments and contributions academically and in the community. They will be honoured during a reception on Thursday, March 8 at the Gathering Space of the John E. Robbins […]

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