BU employees and alumnae honoured as Women of Distinction

Several Brandon University (BU) alumnae and employees were in the spotlight last week as the YWCA Brandon celebrated the accomplishments of area women at the annual Women of Distinction Gala. Brandon University partnered with Assiniboine Community College to sponsor the Education and Mentorship award, which was presented to Deidre Gregory, the Indigenous Student Transition Co-ordinator […]

Brandon University to maintain existing Covid precautions for Winter 2022 Term

Next term at Brandon University will look a lot like the current term, as the university continues its strong precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible. The Winter 2022 Term, which begins in January 2022, will continue existing restrictions and mandates that have proven effective […]

BU professor joins noted Huron-Wendat author Georges Sioui for online discussion

Dr. Denis Combet, Professor in Brandon University’s (BU’s) Department of Classical and Modern Languages, will be a participant in an online event hosted by the Association of French Manitoban Authors and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Université de Saint-Boniface this Thursday evening. Dr. Combet will be joined by Dr. Georges Sioui and moderator Martine […]

BU prof Dr. Christopher Schneider honoured by Harper College

Brandon University (BU) Professor Dr. Christopher J. Schneider is being celebrated by the institution where he started his post-secondary journey. Dr. Schneider, a Professor in BU’s Department of Sociology and a highly sought-after media commentator, will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from Harper College later this month. Harper College is based in the Chicago suburb […]

BU artist paints official portrait of former University of Winnipeg president

Lisa Wood, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art, has painted the official presidential portrait of former University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Anette Trimbee. The artwork was unveiled recently at UWinnipeg’s Richardson College. Learn more about Wood’s new artwork at the UWinnipeg website.

Public art commission to add Indigenous expression to Brandon University campus

Brandon University intends to permanently mark the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with the commissioning of a piece of public art. The University has asked celebrated Cree/Métis artist Kevin McKenzie to develop a proposal for the art, with hopes that it can be completed and installed by spring. “Art is a language that […]

Brandon University initiates vaccine requirements with pilot project in Music

Faculty, staff and students in the Brandon University School of Music are currently piloting the University’s draft vaccine policy, which aims to have everyone on campus vaccinated by the end of October. Users of the BU Healthy Living Centre, as well as some visitors to Food Services, also have stricter vaccination requirements to follow, under […]

Brandon University welcomes students, staff, with blended Orientation

Brandon University is kicking off the Fall Term with a blended approach to the traditional Welcome Week and Orientation activities. The campus will see more in-person classes, services, and activities starting this week, although BU is continuing a cautious approach to keep everyone safe and healthy. That means larger classes will continue to be remote […]

In-person services increasing at BU

As Brandon University prepares to welcome back students for the Fall Term, in-person services are already being re-opened, and the entire campus will be open for access on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Most services will be available in-person when the Fall Term begins in September, with Phase Grey precautions remaining in effect. These include a limit […]

Archaeological investigation of pre-contact Indigenous farmers continues near Melita

NEAR MELITA – Archaeologists from Brandon University (BU) and the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) are continuing their investigation of how Indigenous people lived in southwestern Manitoba before the arrival of Europeans. Brandon University Department of Anthropology Professor Dr. Mary Malainey and the MAS are working this summer in and around the Olson site, located south […]

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