Brandon University celebrates success as graduates receive degrees at Convocation

With the symbolic shift of a tassel from one side of their mortarboards to the other, nearly 600 Brandon University students became Brandon University graduates, receiving their degrees at today’s Convocation ceremonies. It was Brandon University’s largest graduating class in six years. The pair of ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre conferred degrees on 583 […]

BU celebrates largest graduating class in 6 years

BRANDON – Nearly 600 students will receive degrees on Friday as Brandon University’s (BU’s) largest graduating class in six years takes part in the Spring 2018 Convocation. Two ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre (HLC) will confer degrees on 583 graduates. The morning ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., with students from the Faculties of […]

Award presentations significant part of BU Convocation

Brandon University (BU) will hand out more than degrees at its annual Spring Convocation on Friday, June 1. The exceptional accomplishments of several alumni and educators will also be recognized at the ceremonies at the BU Healthy Living Centre (HLC). Three Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented, as well as three awards for current BU […]

BU student wins national award for thesis

BRANDON – A Brandon University (BU) Master of Education student has become the second BU winner in three years of a prestigious national award recognizing an outstanding master’s thesis. Ebenezer Duncan-Williams is the recipient of the Margaret Haughey Award for the best master’s thesis in Educational Administration, presented by the Canadian Association for the Study […]

Outstanding female students will be honoured on International Women’s Day

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) will mark International Women’s Day by recognizing 15 outstanding female students. The students were nominated by BU faculty and staff for their accomplishments and contributions academically and in the community. They will be honoured during a reception on Thursday, March 8 at the Gathering Space of the John E. Robbins […]

BU Education students embark on educational trip to Florida

BRANDON – Two Brandon University (BU) students are among a group of international educators gathering in Tampa, Fla., for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2018 Convention and Expo. The CEC organizes the conference, which is the largest special education professional development event for educators. Brooke Drummond, of Holland, Man., and Kaitlyn Cochrane, of Silverton, […]

Valuable new bursaries introduced at BU

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) students will benefit from $330,000 in additional support this year through two valuable new bursaries approved on Tuesday by the BU Senate. The bursaries were created to realize the benefits of changes to the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursaries Initiative (MSBI). Through the MSBI the Government of Manitoba contributes provincial support […]

BU’s Natashalee Thompson wins international student award

BRANDON – A Brandon University (BU) student has been honoured by the Manitoba Council for International Education (MCIE) with an award recognizing her hard work in and out of the classroom. Natashalee Thompson, a student in the Master of Education program at BU, is the recipient of a MCIE International Student Award in the post-secondary […]

Hundreds of alumni celebrate BU Homecoming

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) alumni wrapped up four days of Homecoming celebrations on the weekend. The 2017 Homecoming was BU’s largest in several years, with more than 200 people attending Saturdays’ Dinner and Awards at Harvest Hall. Additionally, hundreds more took part in the Dick and Verda McDonald Sports Wall of Fame Brunch and […]

Brandon University improves in 2018 Maclean’s magazine rankings

Where Brandon did best Brandon is ranked as one of 19 “primarily undergraduate” universities by Maclean’s magazine. Student/Faculty Ratio BU ranked No. 1 in the country, with 12 students per faculty member. This is the best score of any institution in all categories. Social Studies and Humanities Grants BU ranked No. 6 in the country […]

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