Week of events planned around National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

As the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches on Thursday, Brandon University (BU) is welcoming all to gather, listen and learn about Indigenous culture and the harmful history of Canada’s residential schools. Most campus services will be closed on Thursday, but BU encourages everyone to take time for reflection on the National Day […]

Regional geography conference kicks off Friday

The Department of Geography and Environment at Brandon University (BU) is excited to host the 44th annual conference of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) this week. The event will take place virtually, on Friday and Saturday. Registration is free at BrandonU.ca/pcag. The conference kicks off Friday with a keynote at […]

Supports available for those affected by fire

A large fire in downtown Brandon last night devastated an apartment block near Brandon University, and we know multiple members of our BU community were affected. While we do not know the full extent of the loss, we know it is severe. Brandon University is offering supports to any student, faculty member, or employee who […]

Add/drop and refund deadline extended

Brandon University has extended the Fall Term add/drop deadline, which is also the final day to receive a 100% tuition refund. The deadline is now Friday, Sept. 24 for Bachelor of Education (After Degree) courses and is Wednesday, Sept. 29 for all other regularly scheduled courses this term. The decision was made Monday by Senate […]

Julien Siino wins 44th E-Gré National Music Competition in Strings

The 44th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2021 prize winners: 1st Prize Julien Siino (with pianist Edward Liddall) 2nd Prize Isabella Perron (with pianist Todd Yaniw) 3rd Prize Ariel Carrabré (with pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert) City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance […]

Manitoba collaboration pulls together and launches regionally specific Indigenization foundational guide

Elders, Knowledge Keepers, community members, and Indigenous organizations across Manitoba have ‘pulled together’ to work alongside Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University (BU), and Campus Manitoba to adapt the Pulling Together Foundations Guide for western Manitoba. Originally created in British Columbia as part of a larger Indigenization project, the Pulling Together: Manitoba Foundations Guide (Brandon Edition) […]

Brandon University initiates vaccine requirements with pilot project in Music

Faculty, staff and students in the Brandon University School of Music are currently piloting the University’s draft vaccine policy, which aims to have everyone on campus vaccinated by the end of October. Users of the BU Healthy Living Centre, as well as some visitors to Food Services, also have stricter vaccination requirements to follow, under […]

‘Mental Health on the Prairies’ conference to welcome Jordin Tootoo and other speakers

The critical importance of mental health has never been clearer, and the entire community is invited to come together this fall to explore opportunities to promote and support good mental health. The Mental Health on the Prairies Virtual Conference and Community Conversation will be held October 20th, 21st and 28th, 2021, and is hosted by […]

Brandon University welcomes students, staff, with blended Orientation

Brandon University is kicking off the Fall Term with a blended approach to the traditional Welcome Week and Orientation activities. The campus will see more in-person classes, services, and activities starting this week, although BU is continuing a cautious approach to keep everyone safe and healthy. That means larger classes will continue to be remote […]

Brandon University statement on honorary doctorate recipient Theo Fleury

Brandon University is steadfast in our support of academic freedom, academic inquiry, and of robust public debate around issues of consequence. These freedoms, however, must be balanced against responsibilities like honesty, like integrity, and like good faith. We are disappointed that honorary degree recipient Theo Fleury is, increasingly, not meeting that balance. In 2015, Brandon […]

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