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 […]

New BU Education program fills need for vocational teachers and rural schools

A new Education program at Brandon University (BU) will create opportunities for vocational teachers and add new flexibility that will help fill gaps at rural Manitoba schools. The Technical/Vocational Bachelor of Education program will begin in September 2021 and will be open to Manitoba teachers who have completed the Technical Vocational Teacher Education diploma at […]

BU Co-op program expansion to add 450 spaces supporting experiential learning

RBC Future Launch funding focused on increasing access for diverse students Brandon University’s Co-operative Education Program has nearly tripled in size since its founding three and a half years ago, and will be able to add 450 new spaces for students to benefit from work-integrated learning experiences thanks to big boost from RBC Future Launch. […]

Grants available for community projects through Gender & Women’s Studies

The Gender & Women’s Studies program at Brandon University (BU) is accepting proposals from community-based organizations for grants through the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund. Up to two grants of up to $5,000 each are available to help fund projects by non-profit community organizations. Past proposals have included workshops and events, guest speakers, research, short-term programming, […]

Women’s Week at BU begins with celebration of outstanding female students

Brandon University (BU) students are choosing to challenge inequality to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8. International Women’s Day will kick off Women’s Week at BU as the university’s Status of Women Review Committee (SWRC) recognizes 17 outstanding female students as nominated by faculty and staff members. Profiles of the students appear on […]

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