Brandon University mourns passing of Shirley Douglas

The Brandon University community is saddened by the passing of Shirley Douglas, a veteran stage, film and television actress who was a lifelong activist and a BU honorary degree recipient in 2005. Douglas, who was also the daughter of famed Brandon College alumnus Tommy Douglas, died early Sunday. Her son, actor Kiefer Sutherland, said she […]

Brandon University adds grade flexibility for students affected by pandemic

Students whose courses were affected by the coronavirus pandemic this term will have new grade options that recognize the extraordinary challenges they have faced. After receiving their traditional letter grades, students will be able to choose to convert them each instead to a “Pass” or “No Credit” grade on an individual and course-by-course basis. A […]

Health Studies and Science supplies will aid COVID-19 containment

The Faculty of Health Studies and the Faculty of Science at Brandon University (BU) have answered the call to assist the non-profit sector in Brandon. The two faculties collected items to help with the containment of COVID-19 and delivered them to the Westman Women’s Shelter and Meredith Place on Wednesday. The BU contribution was: 38 […]

BU student participates in prestigious UN youth discussion

Brandon University student Marshall Morrisseau had a remarkable opportunity as one of only two Canadian youths to participate in a United Nations event focusing on narcotic drugs nearly a month ago in Vienna. Courtesy of the Brandon Sun, here is a look at Morrisseau’s experience: Morrisseau learns a lot at UN summit By: Michele LeTourneau, […]

Brandon University to cancel spring Convocation ceremonies

Library closes Monday; all in-person spring and summer courses will be suspended to continue coronavirus fight Brandon University students will still be able to graduate and get their degrees this spring, but the traditional Convocation ceremonies will be postponed. “This was an extremely tough decision but calling off Convocation should further drive home the seriousness […]

Courses resume on March 23 with alternate delivery planned

BRANDON – Courses are set to resume on Monday, March 23, but there will be no in-person classes, labs or educational work at Brandon University (BU) for the remainder of the Winter 2020 term. There will also be no in-person exams for the reminder of the term. Instructors are currently developing other methods of delivering […]

Brandon University to suspend classes for one week, campus remains open

Brandon University will remain open next week. However, all classes will be suspended and on-campus events postponed, starting Friday evening, as BU continues to respond to the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation. This precautionary measure is being taken to prevent opportunities for coronavirus spread before it becomes necessary. There is no evidence to suggest that there […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Dr. Kenneth Beesley

Dr. Kenneth B. Beesley passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Beesley, who will miss him greatly. Dr. Beesley completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Waterloo in 1985. Dr. Beesley was a Professor in the Department of […]

Plastivores: Remarkable waxworms devour plastic waste in BU study

BRANDON – Could humanity worm its way out of a major pollution problem? That’s what Brandon University (BU) researchers are looking into as they study the ability of waxworms to eat plastic. Dr. Christophe LeMoine and Dr. Bryan Cassone of BU’s Department of Biology have published their findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, […]

Tell us how BU developed your #WILpower

Brandon University is joining a national campaign to celebrate the positive effects of combining work experience with learning. The national campaign will run throughout the month of March led by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada, or CEWIL, the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada. Nationally, and locally through BU, the campaign will share […]

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