Brandon University professor Karen Batson elected as Pine Creek’s first female Chief

BRANDON, Man. – A Brandon University (BU) professor has made history in Manitoba’s Pine Creek First Nation. Karen Batson was elected as Pine Creek’s first-ever female Chief earlier this month. She said her priorities for Pine Creek will be to increase educational opportunities, enhance economic development and address infrastructure and social issues. “I am truly […]

Retiring Health Studies faculty members launch new scholarship at BU

BRANDON, Man. – Friends and colleagues since meeting as teenagers in 1969, Dr. Kathryn Hyndman and Dr. Fran Racher celebrated their retirement this month by initiating a scholarship that will help future Health Studies students at Brandon University (BU). After completing their science requirements at BU, Hyndman and Racher both graduated from the Brandon General […]

Brandon University launches wide consultations on new, stand-alone sexualized violence policy

Town Hall dates Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1:40–2:40 p.m. Theatre A, Brodie Science Building Monday, Nov. 21, from 2:40–3:30 p.m. Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Little Theatre, Education Building Brandon University (BU) has scheduled three open town hall sessions this month to gather wide community feedback for its […]

Mental Health on the Prairies Conference brings renowned speakers to BU

Faces of Mental Illness Awareness Week A working group was struck more than a year ago at Brandon University (BU) to participate in public awareness strategies for Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), which takes place in October each year. The goal of the MIAW strategy is to spread awareness of mental illness and reduce stigma […]

Brandon University researcher’s project helps new mothers form bonds with their babies

BRANDON, Man. – A new mother sees a smile on her baby’s face and smiles back. Subtle interactions like this are vital to a baby’s development, but can be difficult for mothers with postpartum depression (PPD). Brandon University (BU) researcher Penny Tryphonopoulos is working on a project that uses video feedback to help women with […]

You’re invited to help with our Campus Master Plan

As Brandon University (BU) begins planning for our next few decades of growth and development, we are inviting all members of the community to share their visions of the future of the university, including how they currently use and engage with the campus. BU is working with consultants who specialize in this type of assessment […]

BU Psychiatric Nursing students get a jump on the school year

While most Brandon University (BU) students are heading to their first classes today, one group got an early start with three days of intensive orientation sessions last week. Students in the BU Master of Psychiatric Nursing program came to the BU campus for a round of seminars, faculty research presentations and introductions before heading back […]

BU ready to welcome more than 3,000 students

Orientation will be bigger and better this year as Brandon University (BU) makes the final preparations for the arrival of more than 3,000 students next week. A total of 3,168 students have enrolled at BU for the 2016-17 academic year, an increase of five per cent from this time last year, with more registrations expected […]

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. […]

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