Brandon University students pitch new masculine role model features to book author

Class assignments may next be headed for publication after a Brandon University professor set up a special opportunity for students in one of his classes. As part of Dr. Jonathan Allan’s course on Diverse Masculinities, he has his students examine a children’s book called ‘Boy oh Boy’ — which presents 30 different masculine role models […]

BU’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program tackles Covid relief with endowment

Five community organizations providing front-line services and support during the Covid-19 pandemic are receiving grants from Brandon University’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program. Support grants have also been provided for students in the program as well. The $2,000 grants are funded by the Margaret Laurence Endowment, which in previous years has typically been used for […]

COVID-19 pandemic provides backdrop for returning BU course

BRANDON – Students will get a global view of an event they are all experiencing in a Medical Anthropology course returning to Brandon University (BU) in January 2021. Anthropology of Global Public Health (BU course No. 12:456) has been re-introduced because of its relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic and added to BU’s Winter Term schedule. […]

BU professor wins 2020 Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award

A research paper by Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Christopher J. Schneider has been recognized with an international award from one of the world’s largest academic publishers. Schneider was the recipient of a 2020 Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award announced in November, recognizing his contribution to updating sociological frameworks for the 21st century. The […]

Brandon University student nets pair of prestigious arts awards

A Brandon University Fine Arts student has earned two prestigious awards this month. Eleni Kilbride was presented with a Recognize Scholarship from the Manitoba Arts Council, and was named winner of the C.D. Howe Scholarship for Art and Design from the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The scholarships, which are valued at $2,000 for the […]

Brandon Sikh community supports study of human rights

A new scholarship founded by the local Sikh community will support Brandon University (BU) students who demonstrate an interest in studying human rights issues. Seventeen members of the Brandon’s Sikh community have raised $11,520 to date to establish a scholarship in honour of Guru Tegh Bahadur, a key leader in the history of Sikhism. The […]

Visiting professor discusses effect of pandemic media coverage on mental health

Kiran Nazish, who came to Brandon University last year as a Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor, discussed the effect of covering COVID-19 on mental health on Thursday at a virtual international conference hosted by Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. Nazish, the founder of the Coalition for Women in Journalism, took part in a […]

BU professor contributes to High Plains Book Awards finalist

A book by a former Brandon University (BU) instructor, and featuring an essay by a current BU professor, is once again receiving critical acclaim. Perception: A Photo Series, by artist KC Adams, who previously taught in BU’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, was chosen as a finalist for the High Plains Book Awards in […]

BU professor studies refugee policy in power-sharing governments

While power-sharing is a road to overcoming ethnic conflict in some countries, not everyone who lives in those nations is effectively represented in government. Brandon University researcher Dr. Allison McCulloch is leading a study on the policy responses to refugees and asylum-seekers in countries with power-sharing arrangements. Dr. McCulloch will be joined by Dr. Tamirace […]

Federal grant supports Brandon University study of COVID-19 effect on local tourism

A special federal fund is supporting a Brandon University (BU) research project examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in southwestern Manitoba. The researchers have been awarded $16,880 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a special COVID-19 initiative of the Partnership Engage Grants program. The funding received […]

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