Brandon University to host live Snowden webcast

Edward Snowden will speak live to a Brandon University (BU) audience on May 9, discussing the ethics of mass surveillance and the role of public institutions like universities. “This is an incredible opportunity for the people of Brandon and Westman to hear from one of the most provocative and thought-provoking individuals of recent years, in […]

Photo Gallery: Power of Ideas

Students from across western Manitoba are visiting Brandon University this week to explore science through the Innovation150 Power of Ideas Tour. The tour will visit more than 60 communities this year. Learn more at

Power of Ideas Tour visits Brandon to inspire students

BRANDON, Man. – From subatomic particles to vast black holes, close to 1,000 Westman students will be immersed in a science experience unlike anything ever seen in the city next week at Brandon University (BU). Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Innovation150 is bringing the Power of Ideas Tour to Brandon University on Tuesday, April […]

Brandon University students win $1,000 prize for business pitch

BRANDON, Man. – A business proposal put together by a pair of Brandon University (BU) students had a nice ring to it. By combining wedding planning and technology, Linaya Davis and Catherine Dubois found a match at the Manitoba New Venture Championships this month at the University of Manitoba. Davis and Dubois were awarded third […]

British pianist to conclude Pro Series season with performance at Lorne Watson Recital Hall

BRANDON, Man. – A Pro Series first will conclude the season on Tuesday, April 18 as pianist Murray McLachlan’s North American tour brings him to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at Brandon University (BU) for a performance. For his Pro Series debut, McLachlan will present his own transcription of Bagatelles for clarinet by Gerald Finzi, […]

BU students recognized for outstanding research presentations

BRANDON, Man. – Four Brandon University (BU) students are the first-ever BU Senior Colloquium award recipients. The Colloquium, which was first held in 2009, features presentations from third- and fourth-year students on their research, covering a wide range of topics. The event included a new twist this year as funding from the offices of the […]

Brandon University will host conference to boost research collaboration

About the Hutcheons Linda Hutcheon holds the rank of University Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She is author of 9 books on critical theory and contemporary postmodern culture in Canada and around the world. She has edited 5 other books on cultural […]

Power restored at BU, classes resume

A power outage that hit several buildings at the Brandon University 18th Street campus this morning has been repaired. All affected classes will resume. The John E. Robbins Library will also re-open this afternoon. Thank-you for your patience.   EARLER: A power outage has hit several buildings at the Brandon University 18th Street campus, forcing some […]

Don’t fret: Montreal guitarists close BU’s ‘New Music Festival’ with electric performance

The 2017 edition of Brandon University’s New Music Festival will draw to a close on Tuesday evening with a final concert, featuring Instruments of Happiness. A quartet of electric guitar players from Montreal – Jonathan Barriault, Simon Duschene and Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, led by founder and artistic director Tim Brady — Instruments of Happiness are stopping […]

BU partners with Westman leaders on effort to attract soybean processing plant to Manitoba

Brandon University (BU) has joined the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) in its efforts to bring a soybean processing plant to Manitoba. The Group is composed of a network of community leaders from across western Manitoba. The membership includes leaders from the agriculture industry and other business sectors, as well as community and economic development […]

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