2018 Homecoming the ‘best yet’ as Brandon University celebrates golden anniversary year

BRANDON – The Brandon University is still basking under the golden glow of this past weekend’s special BU50 Homecoming celebrations. “What an incredible, exciting four days of fun, inspiration and entertainment as we all came together to celebrate Homecoming and to mark 50 years since Brandon College became Brandon University,” said BU Interim President Dr. […]

Brandon University ranks 18th in annual Maclean’s survey

Brandon University continues to be ranked as a national leader in providing undergraduate students with faculty facetime and educational supports. This year’s Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canadian universities again placed BU near the top in faculty per student, class sizes and budget for student services, as well as for library support. The rankings were released […]

Stars of space and sport align for fantastic Friday at BU Homecoming

BRANDON – The stars will be out tonight for the second day of Homecoming 2018 at Brandon University. As part of its BU50 community celebration, marking 50 years as a university, BU will welcome Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium to speak to a pair of full houses. This afternoon, Col. […]

New joint program in Public History off to a strong start

BRANDON – The newest joint program between Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College might be making history as much as studying it. The Public History program, which launched this term, pairs academic history courses at BU with practical media arts programs at Assiniboine, giving students a total of four options to earn combined degrees. “Enrolment […]

Conference to strengthen community bonds with Brandon University research

Brandon University (BU) is bringing its research out of the academic journals and into the community with a new conference. The New Beginnings Community Connective Research Conference will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event will showcase research projects from across BU through three-minute presentations by alumni, students and faculty members. Participants will also […]

BU launches historic Homecoming on Thursday with arts, athletics, authors and more

BRANDON – Brandon University’s (BU’s) biggest Homecoming yet begins with a full evening of activities this Thursday, Oct. 11. With the theme Forever Blue & Gold, Homecoming 2018 is a four-day community celebration, capping a year of events that mark the 50th anniversary of BU’s first year as a university. The Class of 1968, the […]

Cellular and microRNA research at BU boosted by NSERC grants to professor and student

BRANDON – Funding announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will help a Brandon University (BU) researcher’s work to create a better understanding of cancer, heart disease and stroke. Dr. Vincent Chen, an Assistant Professor in BU’s Department of Chemistry, is a recipient of an NSERC Discovery Grant, with […]

Work of BU artist Lisa Wood on display in Regina

BRANDON – After a successful opening recently, an exhibition by Brandon University (BU) faculty member and visual artist Lisa Wood will run until November 17 at a Regina art gallery. Wood’s exhibition, Openings, presents a unique perspective of an exhibition opening at Neutral Ground. In October 2017 Wood documented the opening of the exhibition Canada’s […]

Brandon post-secondary institutions thrilled with big success of ‘Big Hello’

Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University are saying a fond “see you next year” to the friendly yellow “Big Hello” campaign. The bright signs on boulevards, lawns and windows greeted students in Brandon all September long as they returned to campus for the fall semester. It was the most successful year yet for the three-year […]

Alumni Award presentations to highlight Homecoming banquet

BRANDON – Graduates of Brandon University (BU) and Brandon College will be in the spotlight at the BU Homecoming Dinner and Awards on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Harvest Hall. Gerald Brown and Nathan Peto will be recognized with Alumni Awards at the annual celebration. Brown, who graduated from the Teacher Training Certificate (TTC) program in […]

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