Bell Let’s Talk Day — January 28

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Thursday, Jan. 28 in 2021. Again this year, Brandon University is proud to support Bell Let’s Talk Day through their various initiatives to increase awareness and acceptance around mental health.  There are so many ways to help; from learning how to recognize stressors to supporting someone facing mental health challenges. With COVID-19 […]

Brandon University students pitch new masculine role model features to book author

Class assignments may next be headed for publication after a Brandon University professor set up a special opportunity for students in one of his classes. As part of Dr. Jonathan Allan’s course on Diverse Masculinities, he has his students examine a children’s book called ‘Boy oh Boy’ — which presents 30 different masculine role models […]

BU’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program tackles Covid relief with endowment

Five community organizations providing front-line services and support during the Covid-19 pandemic are receiving grants from Brandon University’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program. Support grants have also been provided for students in the program as well. The $2,000 grants are funded by the Margaret Laurence Endowment, which in previous years has typically been used for […]

‘How Inciteful’ — Online speakers to explore lasting Trump impact on society

Historians and political scientists will spend decades debating the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump — and some are getting started this month. Brandon University political science students are bringing together experts in many different disciplines from across the campus to discuss how Trump has affected their fields in a series of Tuesday-evening Zoom presentations […]

Major expansion for Brandon University’s Co-op program

Brandon University’s thriving Co-operative Education program has taken another major step forward, with a big expansion in the number of department majors where students can take advantage of work experience as part of their degree. The new expansion, approved late last month by the BU Senate, means that almost every single student will have some […]

Brandon University researcher seeks stories for anti-racism video series

A Brandon University researcher is looking for your stories as she prepares for a $100,000 project to combat racism in Manitoba. Michelle Lam received federal government funding last fall from Canada Heritage to collect real-world stories about experiences with racism. She’ll use these stories to create shareable videos that explore different perceptions of racism and […]

CNN ranks BU research among 2020’s top discoveries

The remarkable findings of a research partnership between Brandon University, the University of Saskatchewan and the Royal Tyrrell Musuem have been lauded by CNN as some of 2020’s “most fascinating and awe-inspiring discoveries.” Brandon University Biology Professor David Greenwood, research associate Cathy Greenwood and student Jessica Kalyniuk were part of a research team that were […]

Brandon University mourns former Dean of Music Dr. Glen Carruthers

The entire Brandon University community is saddened by the recent death of an alumnus and former Dean of Music at BU, Dr. Glen Carruthers. A pianist and noted musicologist, he died peacefully at his Ontario home on Dec. 24. The cause of death was cancer; he was 66. “Glen was one of the most remarkable […]

Second BU professor earns international authorship award

A second Brandon University professor has been recognized with an international award by one of the world’s largest academic publishers. Dr. Cindy Clarke received an “Outstanding Author Contribution Award” from Emerald Publishing’s 2020 Literati Awards. The award, which was recently announced, recognizes her chapter exploring the use of poetry and narrative inquiry as a tool […]

Canada Research Chairs Program supports BU professor’s study of breast cancer

Dr. Mousumi Majumder is the latest Brandon University (BU) professor to join the prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program. Dr. Majumder was named a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Genotoxicology on Wednesday as part of a federal announcement by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. The University will receive […]

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