Centenary of 1919 Winnipeg General Strike highlights work of BU faculty

Brandon University’s historians are front-and-centre as Manitoba marks 100 years since the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Brandon University History Professor Jim Naylor is the chair of the committee organizing the Winnipeg General Strike Centenary Conference (WGSCC) this week at the University of Winnipeg, while BU Associate Professor Rhonda Hinther is also a member of the […]

Brandon University appoints Dr. Lisa Robson as Acting Dean of Arts

A scholar with deep roots at Brandon University has been selected to lead the Faculty of Arts as Acting Dean. Dr. Lisa Robson will begin June 1 and will hold the position through 2019–20 while the University conducts a thorough search for a new permanent Dean of Arts. Dr. Robson is currently an Associate Professor […]

From page to stage: New work by Brandon University student playwright receives reading and workshop

Have you ever wondered how a play goes from the page to the stage? Then you will be interested in attending “Playwriting in Action: A Dramaturgy Workshop with Rory Runnells” on Wed. March 27, 2019, on the BU campus. The workshop will include a reading of two short plays by BU student Lindsay Michiels followed […]

BU team victorious at business and accounting competition

BRANDON – As the Winter Term winds down at Brandon University (BU) a group of students from the Business Administration program can look back with pride. Yojie Hou, Cale Lewis, Kyla Menard and Meagan Wruth formed the BU team that won the Business and Accounting Students Case (BASC) Competition hosted by the Asper School of […]

Green Party leader will discuss climate change during BU visit

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May will discuss climate change and take part in a question-and-answer session when she visits Brandon University (BU) for a public talk on Friday, March 15. May’s lecture, “One Point Five to Stay Alive: Finding Honest Hope in Dangerous Times,” will take place at 2 p.m., in Room 4-47 of […]

What’s in your attic? BU student researchers look for local labour history ahead of 1919 strike centennial

Student researchers at Brandon University are putting together a labour history exhibition to mark the centennial of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike and Brandon Sympathy Strike and they are casting a wide net to find new photos and other visual materials. The exhibit will be displayed in the Brandon General Museum and showcased in Winnipeg […]

Workshops help Indigenous men develop wellness “survival skills”

BRANDON – In partnership with Brandon University (BU) researchers, the Brandon Friendship Centre (BFC) and Brandon Urban Aboriginal People’s Council (BUAPC) are hosting a new series of wellness workshops for Indigenous men. The workshops will take place at the Cultural Resource Centre (A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue) every Thursday from March 7th to […]

BU to recognize diverse group of female students

BRANDON – The community is invited to help Brandon University (BU) kick off International Women’s Day celebrations early by honouring 19 outstanding female students at a reception next week. The students will be presented with a certificate of commendation at a reception on Thursday, March 7. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., in the […]

BU mental health researchers asking men to share their experiences

BRANDON – Researchers at Brandon University (BU) have launched a new project to study the stress experienced by men in the Westman region. The two-year case study, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, seeks to address growing mental health concerns in the Prairie provinces. Rates of completed suicide on the […]

Brandon University Theatre Presents Irish Comedy

Brandon University (BU) Theatre is proud to present Irish entertainment in the Evans Theatre. BU Theatre will perform “Bedtime Story: An Anatole Burlesque in One Act” by Irish playwright Sean O’Casey on from Thursday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 3 at the Evans Theatre. Starting the program will be a whirl of skirt and curls […]

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