Enrolment jumps as applications to BU reach record levels

By Eric Bell, Brandon Sun Brandon University’s student population is climbing as the number of students applying to the post-secondary institution has reached record levels. “Numbers are looking very strong,” said Tom Brophy, BU’s associate vice-president of student services and enrolment management. “I think we’re really starting to turn a tide here.” Preliminary numbers show […]

BU Health Studies Faculty Co-Author Resource for Caregivers

BRANDON, MB – Two professors from Brandon University’s (BU) Faculty of Health Studies Psychiatric Nursing program have collaborated on a new book aimed at supporting caregivers in the mental health field. Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness, co-authored by Debra Dusome and John Simpson (retired), explores topics of interest to those that provide […]

Government of Canada Supports Innovation Zone for Brandon University

Brandon Regional Health Centre Auxiliary Triples Support for BU Nursing Students

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) Auxiliary is tripling their financial support for students enrolled in Brandon University’s (BU) Faculty of Health Studies Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing programs. The BRHC Auxiliary endowment fund will increase from $70,000 to $140,000 when matching contributions are received from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI). […]

Student-led Garden Project Wins Community Award

BRANDON, MB – An urban garden project spearheaded by students at Brandon University (BU) has been recognized as a top community-building initiative. The Healthy Campus Community Garden was deemed the best beautification project in 2014 by the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC), which awards leading ventures in the categories of youth, community, culture and beautification. […]

Aboriginal Rights Advocate Applauds Ontario Court Decision

BRANDON, MB – An internationally-recognized voice in Indigenous health and the law at Brandon University (BU) is hailing an Ontario court decision on constitutionally protected rights to traditional medicine as “precedent-setting”. Dr. Yvonne Boyer, BU’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, was commenting on last week’s judgment rejecting an application from a Hamilton […]

Student Competes in Canada’s Smartest Person

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) nursing student will compete this weekend on CBC national television against an eclectic group of brilliant minds, in Canada’s Smartest Person. “This is a once in a lifetime experience,” says 22-year old Alea Ciecko, a 4th year psychiatric nursing student at BU’s Winnipeg campus. “When I was younger, […]

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 […]

Professor Featured as Hologram in Human Rights Museum

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor is prominently featured in the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights opening this weekend in Winnipeg. Dr. Yvonne Boyer is one of 8 people from across Canada chosen to be a holographic narrator in the Turning Points for Humanity Gallery. “What a remarkable experience,” says Dr. Boyer, […]

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