Federal Insight Development Grants support early-stage BU research

Three Brandon University (BU) projects will benefit from more than $130,000 in federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants program. Drs. Breanna Lawrence, Cameron Boult and Eftihia Mihelakis are primary recipients of the grants, which support short-term research projects in their early stages. All three BU […]

Brandon University hosts 70th annual Peace Garden conference

Seven decades of peace research, cross-border collaboration, and student–faculty camaraderie continue today at Brandon University as the Canadian institution hosts Minot State University for the 70th annual Peace Garden conference. The conference is hosted annually at the International Peace Garden, an international park that straddles the Canada–United States border between Manitoba and North Dakota. Hosting […]

Quarter-century for Clark Hall renovations

Twenty-five years ago this week, Brandon University re-opened the doors to its original Brandon College building and the attached Clark Hall, with students, factually, staff and alumni streaming into a completely renewed structure, after a two-year, $12.5 million retrofit (more than $21 million in 2022 dollars). The Brandon College Original Building first opened in 1901, […]

Short animations by local artist a window onto homelessness in Brandon

Brandon artist and educator Chris Reid presents a window into the realities of homelessness in Brandon in her latest project Twig, a series of short animation films. Reid will screen her animations in a public talk at Brandon University (BU) on Thursday, Oct. 27. Her work addresses the stigmatization of homelessness and gives a voice […]

Anna Frey steps into Admissions and Awards role at BU

Brandon University’s (BU’s) new Director of Admissions and Awards brings more than 10 years of experience in the post-secondary field to her new position. Anna Frey will oversee the admissions process as well as the administration of scholarships and bursaries at BU. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Frey holds Bachelor of Music and Master of […]

‘Take Back the Night’ returns to Brandon University with march and rally

An empowering event and annual tradition to end gender-based violence is returning to the city this week. “Take Back the Night” will march from Princess Park to Brandon University on Thursday evening, where refreshments, resources and more will welcome participants. “‘Take Back the Night’ has been a tradition in Brandon for nearly 20 years,” said […]

Brandon College alumni sponsor new annual lectureship at Brandon University

A new tentpole event is set for the calendar at Brandon University next fall, thanks to alumni sponsorship of a new public lectureship announced at Homecoming this weekend. The JRC Evans Memorial Distinguished Lectureship will welcome experts, authors, and other compelling speakers to deliver public lectures at BU, starting at next year’s Homecoming. Dr. Arnold […]

Brandon University will house decades of Brandon Sun community photo archives

The S.J. McKee Archives at Brandon University is the new home of a vast photo collection from the Brandon Sun archives. The collection includes more than 50,000 photographic negatives that span decades from the 1970s to the early 2000s and its acquisition will ensure the preservation and eventual public access to visual records that document […]

‘Bee U’ nets more than 100 kilograms of honey in first year

A pilot project to explore urban beekeeping at Brandon University has had a sweet first year — and this weekend at Homecoming, you can take home a taste. The ‘Bee U’ project, which attracted nationwide attention with 24/7 ‘hivestream’ video cameras that delivered a close-up look at the bees, saw two beehives mounted on the rooftop […]

#MeToo anniversary shows power of social movements, says BU expert with new book

A Brandon University professor and his partner, lauded for their expertise around the social and legal landscape of sexual misconduct, will launch their new book in Brandon this week at the five-year anniversary of the start of the #MeToo movement. In October 2017, Hollywood star Alyssa Milano posted to Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed […]

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