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 […]

Brandon University professor earns provincial volunteer award

A Brandon University is being recognized for her work with the Chinese community in Manitoba. Dr. Alison Marshall, a professor of religion at BU, is this year’s recipient of the William Norrie Arts & Culture Volunteer Award from Volunteer Manitoba. “I am thrilled to receive this award, especially since Bill Norrie was a long-time supporter […]

New bursary at BU supports 2SLGBTQIA+ students

Pride Month at Brandon University (BU) closes with the addition of a new bursary from the Gender & Women’s Studies Program (GWS) to support 2SLGBTQIA+ students. With a $10,000 contribution from the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund, GWS at BU has established a new bursary for students who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, […]

BU awarded record number of federal Insight Grants

Brandon University (BU) researchers are studying the opioid crisis, online pricing, and Indigenous traditional knowledge with support from federal Insight Grants announced on Tuesday. The project leads, Drs. Ariane Hanemaayer, Patricia Harms and Hejun Zhuang will receive a total of more than $275,000 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada […]

Dr. Meir Serfaty will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at BU Convocation

Professor Emeritus Dr. Meir Serfaty, who served more than 45 years at Brandon University (BU), will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award later this month at the 2021 Spring Convocation. “Meir is the epitome of a dedicated academic who has been an inspiration to generations of students as well as to his fellow faculty members,” said […]

Brandon University Buddhism students have assignments published online

Brandon University students studying Buddhism have found a wide audience for some of their assignments this year — they’re being shared as blog posts on the website of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies. The assignments require students to choose a Buddhist doctrine, express it with a piece of art, and then write a critical […]

Student research in spotlight at Senior Colloquium

Fifteen upper-years students will present their research as the Senior Colloquium returns to Brandon University (BU) on Monday, April 12. The Colloquium was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will take place online this year, with live presentations to be streamed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The students will cover a […]

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