Sharing Dance Seniors program includes caregivers and persons with dementia

BRANDON – No experience is required to participate in the Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors program, an exciting social opportunity for seniors that includes people living with dementia and their caregivers in the Westman Region. The program is returning for the third phase of a research project being conducted in partnership with Brandon University and […]

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 professor named chair of international expert group on peatland restoration

A Brandon University faculty member will soon head to Estonia for his first meetings in his new role as chair of the Expert Group: Peatland Restoration, part of the International Peatland Society. Dr. Pete Whittington, an Associate Professor of Geography and peatlands researcher at BU, was named to the position earlier this month. “I am […]

Brandon University geography faculty bring home awards

BRANDON – Two Brandon University faculty members in the Department of Geography have been recognized with awards from the Canadian Association of Geographers. Professor Emeritus Roderick McGinn and Dr. Rachel Herron were presented with the awards from the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (PCAG) at its 42nd annual meeting, held Sept. 29 […]

New Social Opportunities for Seniors Living with Dementia and their Caregivers through Sharing Dance

Health Benefits of Innovative program by Baycrest and Canada’s National Ballet School studied in partnership with Brandon University No experience is required to participate in the Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors program, an exciting social opportunity that Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), in partnership with Baycrest is providing at no cost for people living with […]

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 […]

New Canada Research Chair at BU to study mental health in rural areas

Areas that currently don’t have access to adequate mental health care will be receiving greater attention from researchers at Brandon University (BU) following the appointment of BU professor Dr. Rachel Herron as a Canada Research Chair (CRC). Herron has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health, a five-year […]

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 […]

Brandon University launches BSAFE app

Download BSAFE Please, take a moment and download the BSAFE app to your phone and tablet: iPhone Android   BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) students, faculty and staff have a new safety tool, and they’re likely to carry it everywhere they go. The University has launched BSAFE, an app available on Apple and Android […]

BU unveils new Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy and Procedures

BRANDON, Man. – New resources at Brandon University (BU) will help all faculty, staff and students address issues of discrimination and harassment in the work and learning environment, and differentiate these from interpersonal conflict. A committee comprised of union, Brandon University Students’ Union, Student Services and Human Resources representatives worked together for well over a […]

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