BU student participates in prestigious UN youth discussion

Brandon University student Marshall Morrisseau had a remarkable opportunity as one of only two Canadian youths to participate in a United Nations event focusing on narcotic drugs nearly a month ago in Vienna. Courtesy of the Brandon Sun, here is a look at Morrisseau’s experience: Morrisseau learns a lot at UN summit By: Michele LeTourneau, […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Dr. Kenneth Beesley

Dr. Kenneth B. Beesley passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Beesley, who will miss him greatly. Dr. Beesley completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Waterloo in 1985. Dr. Beesley was a Professor in the Department of […]

BU professor writes book critiquing medical regulations

A new book by Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Ariane Hanemaayer challenges some of the core foundations of western medicine. Dr. Hanemaayer, an Assistant Professor in BU’s Department of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies program, authored The Impossible Clinic: A Critical Sociology of Evidence-Based Medicine. Published by UBC Press in October, the book was […]

BU beading group returns from Winnipeg to lead Indigenous Awareness Week session

A unique beading club will provide introductory lessons on Friday as part of Indigenous Awareness Week at Brandon University (BU). Knowledge keeper Barb Blind will lead the session as the club, which calls itself the BU Beading Babes, teaches the basics of beading from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The activity will take place at […]

BU Visual and Aboriginal Art hosts guest speakers

The Brandon University (BU) Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art will present a pair of public talks in Brandon next week. On Monday, Feb. 3, Sherry Farrell Racette will visit the Manitoba Métis Federation — South West Region building at 656 Sixth St. for her presentation “Beads, Silk and Quill: Métis Women’s Art.” The free […]

Westman invited to ‘Walk Through’ local history exhibition

Key moments from history in Brandon and southwestern Manitoba are highlighted in an engaging new public history exhibition coming to Brandon University. Everyone is welcome to attend the free opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4:30–6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. “Walking Through Westman: Uncovering Our Past” will be on display until the […]

‘Use Your Brain’ student art exhibit open to public at BU’s Curve Gallery

A student art exhibition at Brandon University is taking a thought-provoking look at dementia, by focusing on interpretations of the brain. “Use Your Brain” will be on display for the next few weeks in the Tommy McLeod Curve Gallery, on the second floor of the John E. Robbins Library at BU. It was a class […]

Brandon University to welcome Senator Mary Jane McCallum for public presentation

Brandon University is honoured to welcome Senator Mary Jane McCallum to give a public presentation next week. Dr. McCallum, a First Nations woman of Cree heritage who was appointed in 2017 to represent Manitoba in the Senate, is a dentist who devoted most of her career to providing dental and medical services to northern and […]

Brandon University continues series of public talks at Brandon Public Library

Free public talks at the Brandon Public Library continue to bring Brandon University research to the community. The inaugural season of talks kicked off in the fall, with a series of well-received presentations on museums and rural tourism, university impact and community relations, music composition, and loneliness. “These events have been extremely well attended so […]

BU Co-op program expands to include all Science programs, more in Arts

Students at Brandon University now have Manitoba’s fullest selection of experiential learning options through Co-operative education. Late last year, the Brandon University Senate approved the addition of Co-op programs to eight new majors, nearly doubling the number of majors with Co-op across the Faculties of Arts and Science. This means, that starting next fall, every […]

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