Giving thanks: Dr. Merv and Marilyn Letts pay homage to prairie roots with new BU award for Minnedosa students

Life has taken Merv and Marilyn Letts to cities around the world, and they are celebrating their prairie roots by creating a new award that will help future generations of Brandon University (BU) students achieve their goals. By generously donating stock, valued at approximately $45,000, they are funding the endowment of the Minnedosa Valley Scholarship/Bursary […]

Premier Brian Pallister presents significant gift to alma mater, Brandon University

Students and student-athletes at Brandon University will benefit for years to come thanks to a series of scholarships set up by one of the school’s most distinguished alumni. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister today announced gifts of nearly $260,000 that will endow two new scholarships at BU, as well as increasing the value of existing scholarships […]

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, […]

Brandon University welcomes back James Ehnes for virtual violin masterclass

One of the world’s most sought-after violinists, James Ehnes will give a special virtual masterclass as Brandon University’s Francis Chaplin Guest Professor of Violin this coming Sunday, April 18. During the masterclass, violin students of Professor Kerry DuWors will perform works by Mozart, Bruch, Wieniawski and Tchaikovsky. “This live-streamed masterclass is the perfect way to […]

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. […]

Brandon Sikh community supports study of human rights

A new scholarship founded by the local Sikh community will support Brandon University (BU) students who demonstrate an interest in studying human rights issues. Seventeen members of the Brandon’s Sikh community have raised $11,520 to date to establish a scholarship in honour of Guru Tegh Bahadur, a key leader in the history of Sikhism. The […]

Stunning Steinway Liz’s living legacy (Brandon Sun article)

Significant donation will help Brandon University support Indigenous student success

A new program this fall will help Indigenous students at Brandon University make a successful transition to post-secondary life, and it is thanks to a large and generous donation. Daphne Wagner and her husband David Green, along with their children Lita and Michael, have committed funding to launch the program, which will help Indigenous students […]

Brandon University to host reception in memory of late Dr. Perkins

Brandon University will be the venue for a memorial reception in honour and memory of the late Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins, a former President and Vice-Chancellor at BU. On Friday, July 26, Dr. Perkins passed away peacefully at the age of 89. An obituary is available online at https://www.brockiedonovan.com/obituaries/Harold-Jack-Perkins/#!/Obituary A funeral service will be held […]

BU mourns passing of former President Harold (Jack) Perkins

The Brandon University community is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins. Dr. Perkins came to Brandon University in 1977 to serve as President, a position he held until 1983. Following his time as President, Dr. Perkins also served as a full professor in the Faculty of Education from 1986 […]

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