More than 500 BU students receive degrees at 2016 Spring Convocation

BRANDON, Man. – Today is an occasion to celebrate for Brandon University’s (BU) newest graduates. A total of 536 degrees were awarded at the 2016 Spring Convocation in two ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre. The graduates of the Faculties of Arts, Health Studies and Science were recognized during the morning ceremony. In the afternoon, […]

BU appoints Dr. Steven Robinson as Vice-President (Academic & Provost)

Brandon University’s (BU) Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Steven Robinson as Vice-President (Academic & Provost) for a five-year term. Dr. Robinson will serve from July 1, 2016, until June 30, 2021. “I am very pleased with this appointment, which represents the unanimous selection by the Search Committee,” said BU President Dr. […]

Brandon University and Saint George’s University sign education agreement for medicine and veterinary medicine

BRANDON, MB. — Students will have new options to get a degree in medicine or veterinary medicine, thanks to a new agreement between Brandon University (BU) and Saint George’s University. The two institutions today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow students to obtain medical or veterinary degrees at Saint George’s, in Grenada, after […]

BU donors and student award recipients meet at reception

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University’s (BU) outstanding students and the generous donors that help them reach their goals were celebrated on Wednesday night at the annual BU Awards Reception. In the 2015-16 academic year BU offered 589 scholarships and bursaries, many of which provide funding for multiple students. This has resulted in $1.4 million in […]

Brandon University salutes outstanding female students

BRANDON, Man. – In recognition of International Women’s Day, Brandon University (BU) is spending the week saluting some of its outstanding female students. Members of BU’s faculty and staff were asked to nominate students who have excelled in their studies and provided meaningful contributions to the community. Based on the nominations, 16 female students are […]

Brandon University ready to welcome high school students for February Open House

We are throwing open our doors at Brandon University (BU) to Grade 11 and 12 students from across the province this month. “This is our first-ever Open House of this nature and we are really excited to welcome students, parents and family members to BU,” said Tom Brophy, Associate Vice-President (Student Services and Enrolment Management) […]

Brandon University researcher honoured by citation in Truth and Reconciliation report

BRANDON, Man. ­­– A Brandon University (BU) researcher says she was surprised and honoured to find herself cited in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). “I was absolutely stunned,” says Dr. Yvonne Boyer, the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness at BU. While working on another project, […]

Two appointed to associate VP positions

Brandon University has appointed Dr. Heather Duncan and Dr. W. Dean Care to associate vice-president positions. Both will continue to also serve as deans of their respective faculties at the university. “It gives me great pleasure to formally announce (these) appointments,” said Dr. Steve Robinson, BU’s acting Vice-President (Academic & Provost), in an email on Thursday. […]

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 […]

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