BU mental health researchers asking men to share their experiences

BRANDON – Researchers at Brandon University (BU) have launched a new project to study the stress experienced by men in the Westman region. The two-year case study, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, seeks to address growing mental health concerns in the Prairie provinces. Rates of completed suicide on the […]

Study of fossil plants shows emergence of Pacific Northwest’s temperate forests

Released in conjunction with the Burke Museum, University of Washington. SEATTLE – The iconic evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest haven’t always been there. In a recent study published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, scientists describe the emergence of these ecosystems about 51 to 53 million-years-ago — a time with the highest-known global […]

Faculty Concert showcases outstanding local talent

Every midwinter, the pro series shines a spotlight on many brilliant performers who are also Brandon University (BU) faculty members. In this season’s edition, the offerings feature various instrumental groupings, while spanning genres and styles, from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The concert will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Lorne Watson […]

BU marks Indigenous Awareness Week

Brandon University (BU) is preparing to host Indigenous Awareness Week. The Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC) at BU has planned a series of cultural events that are open to everyone. On Monday, Feb. 11, the week will begin with a pipe ceremony at 9 a.m. in the He Oyate Tawapi Ceremony Room in the Dr. James […]

BU professor named chair of international expert group on peatland restoration

A Brandon University faculty member will soon head to Estonia for his first meetings in his new role as chair of the Expert Group: Peatland Restoration, part of the International Peatland Society. Dr. Pete Whittington, an Associate Professor of Geography and peatlands researcher at BU, was named to the position earlier this month. “I am […]

Brandon University Theatre Presents Irish Comedy

Brandon University (BU) Theatre is proud to present Irish entertainment in the Evans Theatre. BU Theatre will perform “Bedtime Story: An Anatole Burlesque in One Act” by Irish playwright Sean O’Casey on from Thursday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 3 at the Evans Theatre. Starting the program will be a whirl of skirt and curls […]

Public talk by writer highlights upcoming Indigenous events at BU

Writer, educator and activist Dr. Niigaan Sinclair will visit Brandon University (BU) for a free public talk on Monday, Feb. 4. Dr. Sinclair’s presentation, Forgetting to Dream: Reconciliation in Reverse, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. The talk will be followed by a […]

Brandon University business students ready to tackle your real-world challenges

If you run or own a business then you know you’re faced with plenty of challenges to handle every day. From increasing sales, to hiring and expanding, to marketing or investing in new equipment, answering these questions is critical to driving success. Now, Brandon University (BU) business students are ready to take their lessons out […]

BU researcher’s project featured by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The work of a Brandon University (BU) researcher has been highlighted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Rachel Herron, the Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health at BU, is the Manitoba lead for Sharing Dance, a joint project with researchers at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., Canada’s National Ballet School […]

Pro series showcase of Canadian diversity includes music composed by BU grad

The much lauded piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada (EMIC) will perform the next concert in the pro series season at Brandon University (BU). The pro series concert will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Continuing their concert tour […]

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