BU student delivering talk on Hutterite colony’s sponsorship of Syrian refugee family

Brandon University (BU) student Elaine Hofer will present a public talk and slide show on Thursday, March 9 on her Green Acres Hutterite Colony’s sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family. The talk, which is part of the Creative Writing Literary Exchange, is entitled “Walking Home: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Rural Manitoba.” Hofer has just self-published a […]

Applications open for Gender and Women’s Studies Community Grants

The Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) program at Brandon University (BU) is accepting proposals for grants that will support community-based programs that aim to reduce discrimination and oppression. Supported by the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund, the grants foster links between non-profit community organizations and GWS. Projects could include those with the goal of reducing discrimination […]

Brandon University names Dr. Wayne Kelly to lead Rural Development Institute

A familiar face is returning to lead the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University. Dr. Wayne Kelly has been named Interim Director of the research centre, which is a leading source of information on issues affecting rural communities in Western Canada and beyond. “We are beyond pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly back to RDI, […]

BU at the Public Library returns

The popular BU at the Public Library Speaker Series is back! The series features monthly talks by Brandon University (BU) faculty, staff, students, and community partners. All talks and presentations are designed to take the exciting research and work that is happening at BU and to share it with the Westman community. BU has partnered […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Professor Emeritus Dr. Bev Nicholson

The flag is being lowered to half-mast at Brandon University (BU) to mourn the passing of Dr. Beverley (Bev) A. Nicholson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Nicholson passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Dr. Nicholson was not only a faculty member at BU, but also an alumnus. He graduated […]

One-year business certificate program returns at Brandon University

Brandon University is re-launching its one-year certificate program in Business Administration. Admissions to the certificate program are open now. The Certificate in Business Administration is offered through the Department of Business Administration of the Faculty of Arts at Brandon University. The program is designed to provide a strong foundation of business concepts in general management, […]

‘Healing Together’ sculpture takes its prominent place at Brandon University

A towering new sculpture and piece of public art that is devoted to Truth and Reconciliation has been installed at Brandon University. “Healing Together” is an abstract piece, created by sculptor Kevin McKenzie, which is now a permanent focal point on campus. Located near the intersection of Louise Avenue and 20th Street, across from the […]

BU researchers join international projects with support from SSHRC

Brandon University (BU) faculty members are receiving significant funding for their international projects from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Allison McCulloch of BU’s Department of Political Science will receive $337,185 over three years as a principal investigator on an SSHRC Open Research Area award. Additionally, Dr. Christopher J. Schneider […]

International students share voyages to Brandon with worldwide audience

Brandon University’s (BU’s) international students drew thousands of views from around the world with the latest stories of their journeys to Canada. The latest Destination:BU video challenge has concluded with six international students from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America sharing short social-media style videos of their trips to Brandon. The students documented clips […]

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 […]

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