Brandon University appoints Kristen Fisher as Associate Vice-President, People and Talent

A familiar face will lead the Human Resources office at Brandon University, as Kristen Fisher is named the campus’ new Associate Vice-President, People and Talent. Although the position is new, replacing the previous title of Chief Human Resources Officer and with a broader focus, Fisher is well-known to the BU community and to the HR […]

Brandon University will delay start of Winter Term by one week

What you need to know: Brandon University opens as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 4 New student Orientation held virtually Tuesday, Jan. 11 First day for most classes will be Wednesday, Jan. 12 Classes to be mostly online to end of January Brandon University’s Senate has voted by an overwhelming majority to delay the start of […]

BU student publishes article to encourage all ‘force ripe’ girls

Brandon University (BU) student Amanda Hutchinson is helping to lead the way for a new generation of Sheroes. A Sociology major at BU, Hutchinson had the opportunity this year to have her writing featured by the Caribbean Sheroes Initiative. Hutchinson’s essay was published in a toolkit produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

BU professor Melody McKiver records soundtrack for Returning Home documentary

Common themes in their work, and experiences shared by their communities, helped bring Brandon University (BU) School of Music professor Melody McKiver together with filmmaker Sean Stiller for a new project. McKiver’s latest album is the official motion picture soundtrack for Stiller’s lauded documentary Returning Home, which intertwines the stories of the Pacific wild salmon […]

Brandon University Foundation presents Apex Award to Jeff Cristall

A dedicated board member and volunteer who has devoted countless hours of service to Brandon University will receive the prestigious Apex Award from the Brandon University Foundation. Jeff Cristall, who says his earliest memories of BU were lending a hand as a kid from the sidelines for the then-College Caps football squad in the 1960s, […]

Brandon University moves to online for beginning of Winter Term, may delay start

Brandon University is asking the Senate to approve a week’s delay to the start of the Winter Term 2022 and will return to primarily online learning until the end of January, 2022. “Once again, we are faced with a fast-moving situation that calls upon us to make swift decisions to keep our campus as safe […]

BU Holiday Luncheon raises $1,000 for Christmas Cheer

The annual Brandon University Holiday Luncheon was held this week — in virtual fashion, to keep it as safe as possible. Thanks to the hard work and talent of the Food Services crew, as well as to some web magic from Web and IT folks, members of the BU community were able to pre-order their […]

Brandon University to add nursing and psychiatric nursing seats

Brandon University will add 32 new seats for registered nursing and registered psychiatric nursing programs at the Brandon campus, thanks to funding from the Province of Manitoba. The expanded programs will begin in Fall 2022, and will require BU to add expanded and refreshed classroom and lab spaces as well. “I would say that’s a […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Associate Professor Michael Malazdrewicz

The Brandon University flag will fly at half-mast for two days as the campus mourns the passing of Associate Professor Michael Malazdrewicz. Malazdrewicz graduated from BU in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, before going on to become a Chartered Accountant. Later, he was awarded the distinction of a Fellow […]

Brandon University awards more than $10,000 in vaccine incentives to students, faculty, and staff

“I can’t believe it. It doesn’t seem real!” Erin Murray was visibly excited and beaming through her mask as she picked up a cheque to cover $5,000 in tuition yesterday. Murray was the grand-prize winner in Brandon University’s Winning Shot incentive, which offered more than $10,000 in prizes to encourage students, faculty, and staff to […]

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