Award-winning Toronto poet Jacob Scheier offers perspectives on mental illness and disability in reading at Brandon University

Toronto poet Jacob Scheier offers personal perspectives on writing about mental illness and disability in a public reading and talk at Brandon University on Nov. 29. Scheier’s most recent collection of poetry, Is This Scary? (2021), explores chronic mental and physical illness, areas of his writing that emerge from personal experience. According to Anna Mehler […]

Brandon University hosts 70th annual Peace Garden conference

Seven decades of peace research, cross-border collaboration, and student–faculty camaraderie continue today at Brandon University as the Canadian institution hosts Minot State University for the 70th annual Peace Garden conference. The conference is hosted annually at the International Peace Garden, an international park that straddles the Canada–United States border between Manitoba and North Dakota. Hosting […]

Short animations by local artist a window onto homelessness in Brandon

Brandon artist and educator Chris Reid presents a window into the realities of homelessness in Brandon in her latest project Twig, a series of short animation films. Reid will screen her animations in a public talk at Brandon University (BU) on Thursday, Oct. 27. Her work addresses the stigmatization of homelessness and gives a voice […]

#MeToo anniversary shows power of social movements, says BU expert with new book

A Brandon University professor and his partner, lauded for their expertise around the social and legal landscape of sexual misconduct, will launch their new book in Brandon this week at the five-year anniversary of the start of the #MeToo movement. In October 2017, Hollywood star Alyssa Milano posted to Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed […]

Alumni Award presentations planned for Homecoming Dinner

A trio of outstanding Brandon University (BU) alumni will be recognized at Homecoming later this month. Dr. James McAllister, Lisa Ormann and Lorraine Pompana will receive Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) awards during the Homecoming Dinner and Awards on Saturday, Oct. 15. McAllister will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement, while Ormann and […]

BU religion professor examines ancient kings who claimed God was on their side

A new book of articles by religion scholars from around the world includes a chapter by a Brandon University professor, and he says the sometimes-violent ancient religions he studies still echo in today’s world. Dr. Kurt L. Noll, a professor in BU’s Department of Religion, is the author of “The Patron God in the Ancient […]

Student-led business grows into retail location after starting at BU

Courtesy of the Brandon Sun. By Colin Slark A local business formerly run as a student-led enterprise at Brandon University took a step forward late last month when it opened a brick-and-mortar retail outlet on Rosser Avenue. According to founder Parker Easter, ReNu Hygienics — which opened at the 15th and Rosser Mall on July […]

Journal of Rural and Community Development receives national funding

Courtesy of the Brandon Sun’s Westman This Week. By Chelsea Kemp The Journal of Rural and Community Development has secured three years of renewed funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The journal, which is published by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU), will receive $88,200 — $29,400 […]

Archaeological investigation of pre-contact Indigenous farmers continues near Melita

BRANDON – Archaeologists from Brandon University (BU) and the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) are continuing their multi-year investigation of how Indigenous people lived in southwestern Manitoba before the arrival of Europeans. The research project involves archaeological sites in the Pierson Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Treaty 2 lands, which are the traditional homelands of the […]

AGSM features work of BU artist

Kevin McKenzie, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art, has a new exhibition opening this week at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM). McKenzie’s show, ayîkisis ᐊᔩᑭᓯᐢ, will be featured in the main gallery of the AGSM from Thursday, July 14 to Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Special events associated […]

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