University Unveils New Logo and Look

BRANDON, MB – In a banquet hall full of proud alumni, Brandon University (BU) officially introduced a new logo and look during this year’s Homecoming Weekend. The new logo, a derivation of BU’s ceremonial coat of arms, maintains the rich heritage of its predecessor, but has simplified graphical elements and text that make for a […]

Dr. Gervan Fearon Installed as President

BRANDON, MB – With “I do so promise”, Dr. Gervan Albert Fearon was installed as the 15th President of Brandon University (BU) before a crowd including students, staff, provincial and federal politicians, Aboriginal leaders, and academics and University administrators from across Canada. Cloaked in the grey and blue robes of office, President and Vice Chancellor […]

Free Open House at Healthy Living Centre

BRANDON, MB – Walk the track, hoist some weights, or shoot hoops with the kids. The community will have a free opportunity this week to try out western Manitoba’s state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University, during the facility’s first-ever open house. “We are offering an alternative to winter hibernation,” says HLC Manager Maureen […]

Gym Named to Honour Richardson Gift

BRANDON, MB – One of Canada’s prominent family-owned companies is making the largest single private donation to-date to the Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University (BU), a gift which will reach $500,000 when fully realized by matching contributions from the community. The Richardson Foundation – the giving arm of James Richardson & Sons, Limited and […]

New President is a Familiar Face

BRANDON, MB – Following an exhaustive cross-Canada search, the Brandon University (BU) Board of Governors takes great pride in announcing that Dr. Gervan Fearon begins a five year appointment as President and Vice-Chancellor, effective August 1st, 2014. Currently the Vice-President (Academic and Provost), Dr. Fearon joined BU in 2013 as part of the senior executive […]

Investors Group Gives to University HLC

BRANDON, MB – One of Canada’s leading financial management companies is contributing $50,000 to the state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University (BU). Investors Group will receive corporate name recognition on the score clock in the main gym of the HLC, the home to BU’s Bobcats basketball and volleyball teams. “The legacy of giving […]

BU Dedicates Wall of Fame to Supporters

BRANDON, MB – A new Sports Wall of Fame will be unveiled this weekend at Brandon University (BU), named in honour of two long-time University supporters and community builders. Mr. Dick and Mrs. Verda McDonald are BU alumni who first met on campus in the 1950s, married, and raised three sons in Brandon. Dick, a […]

A New Academic Year Begins at BU

BRANDON, MB – Speeches, tours and 500 drums pounding in unison marked the start of Orientation today for freshman students at Brandon University (BU), a poignant time for both students and their parents. “Today is scary and exciting, for both of us,” says Tracy Rimmer from Glenboro, MB. Her son Joseph is entering the Faculty […]

BU First Choice for Local High School Grads

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) remains a top draw for local high school students, according to a survey done by the Brandon Sun newspaper. The Sun questioned 460 students graduating this year from Brandon’s three high schools: Vincent Massey, Neelin and Crocus Plains. Of the 269 respondents, more than one in four plans on […]

BU Honours Graduates at Convocation 2013

BRANDON, MB – Clothed in traditional cap and gown, 558 students received their degrees during graduation exercises at Brandon University (BU) on Friday, May 31st. Capacity crowds of more than 2500 people cheered the grads, during morning and afternoon programs in BU’s Healthy Living Centre. Valedictorian Julia Redfern, BSc (Hons), said, “I am fortunate for […]

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