Journalist brings global experience to BU as visiting professor

An award-winning journalist and professor has joined Brandon University (BU) as this year’s Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor (SKDVP). A veteran journalist, who has travelled the world to report on major conflicts, Kiran Nazish will share her experiences through public talks as well as lectures in BU classes. Nazish is also planning to conduct research […]

Brandon University to host two simultaneous history conferences this week

History at Brandon University will be twice as nice this week, as two separate academic conferences come together for a joint gathering. The conference conjunction includes the annual Northern Great Plains History Conference as well as the bi-annual Western Canadian Studies Conference. They will share sessions, roundtables and a keynote, as well as a public […]

BU at the Brandon Public Library Speaker Series debuts Thursday

A new series of free public talks at the Brandon Public Library will bring Brandon University (BU) research to the community. The inaugural season of the BU at the Public Library Speaker Series will kick off this Thursday, Sept. 19, as Doug Ramsey and Chris Malcolm discuss the importance of museums to communities and rural tourism […]

Brandon University welcomes new students with Orientation

Orientation is much more than finding your classrooms, new students at Brandon University discovered today. With most classes getting underway tomorrow, today’s Orientation sessions were set aside for incoming new students to get to know each other and the campus, while learning about the support services available to help them have a great and successful […]

Brandon University to host reception in memory of late Dr. Perkins

Brandon University will be the venue for a memorial reception in honour and memory of the late Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins, a former President and Vice-Chancellor at BU. On Friday, July 26, Dr. Perkins passed away peacefully at the age of 89. An obituary is available online at https://www.brockiedonovan.com/obituaries/Harold-Jack-Perkins/#!/Obituary A funeral service will be held […]

‘Crowd-sourced policing’? BU prof spies social media trends in ongoing manhunt

As the Mounties continue their search for two murder suspects who have been seen across Canada’s north, a Brandon University professor is finding a lot that’s of interest online. Dr. Christopher J. Schneider is an expert on police use of social media (in fact, he wrote the book), and he says that the worldwide interest […]

Best article award for Brandon University professor published in Cambridge journal

Brandon University’s Dr. Allison McCulloch has received the Elizabeth Meehan ‘Best Article’ Prize for 2018. The award, announced recently, recognizes a peer-reviewed, original research article by Dr. McCulloch that appeared in the October 2018 edition of the Government and Opposition journal, published by Cambridge University Press. “I am delighted to receive this recognition,” said Dr. […]

Book by BU professor wins Outstanding Scholarship Prize

BRANDON – A book by Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Corinne L. Mason has been recognized with a national award. Mason was the recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Prize, presented by the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Association (WGSRF), at last week’s Congress for the Social Sciences and Humanities in Vancouver. Mason’s book, […]

Journal of Rural and Community Development receives national funding

BRANDON – A long-running and influential journal based at Brandon University (BU) will benefit from a three-year extension in support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The investment by SSHRC will provide $22,000 per year to assist with the continued publication of the Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD). […]

Brandon University welcomes American Men’s Studies Association for 2019 Conference

Scholars and researchers from around the world are at Brandon University this week to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing men and the latest research about masculinity as BU hosts the 2019 American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) annual conference. This is the 27th annual conference, which has previously has been held in cities […]

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