Rural Development Institute contributes to economic development strategy

BRANDON, Man. – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) is helping to spur conversation on the future of economic development in rural Manitoba. The Province of Manitoba unveiled a new Rural Economic Development Strategy discussion document on Monday outside of the RDI office. The Institute is one of the partners in the […]

Construction to begin this summer on affordable housing for BU students with families

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) students with families will have an affordable place to call home thanks to a $12-million commitment from the Province of Manitoba. Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell visited the BU campus to deliver the good news on Friday, as the province partnered with the university on a $13.5-million project that […]

New name for cafeteria

The Brandon University cafeteria has a new name, following a contest and a campus community vote. It will now be known as “Harvest Hall.” Congratulations to Leanne Barcellona, who submitted that suggestion the “Name the Caf” contest that began last fall. It was one of two finalists that were voted on over the past couple […]

An honour to be (almost) nominated

A thrilling ride for Brandon University School of Music graduate Julian Beutel and his filmmaking partner Seth Boyden has come to an end. After making the top-10 shortlist in the Best Animated Short Film category for this year’s Academy Awards, Boyden’s An Object at Rest, with music composed and performed by Beutel, was not one […]

Rural Development Institute sees growth potential from innovation in Manitoba agri-food processing

BRANDON, Man. ­­– Manitoba’s bulk food ingredient processors get high grades for innovation, opening the door for growth in the industry. The Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) has released the results of a two-year study on Innovation in Agri-food Processing in Manitoba. In the study, which was funded by Manitoba Agriculture, Food […]

‘We’ve got spirit, yes we do…’

Brandon University received an award for Best Community Spirit for our float in the 2015 Santa Parade! Here are some of the student carollers who helped make the BU float one of the best.

Brandon University professor’s book on the anus makes most-anticipated list

A forthcoming book from Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Jonathan A. Allan has been named one of “Sixteen for ’16” to watch for this spring by a prominent Canadian literary critic. Allan’s book, “Reading from Behind: A Cultural History of the Anus,” is a study of the anus, the ass, the rear in literary and […]

Prairie-inspired work of Russell artist Allan Tataryn featured at Curve Gallery

BRANDON, Man. – Now is your chance to get up close and experience the precise workmanship and attention to detail of Manitoba artist Allan Tataryn. His artwork is on public display from now through April in the Tommy McLeod Curve Gallery on the second floor of the John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University (BU). […]

Sun interview shines on … Steve Gouthro

The Brandon Sun published a full-page interview with BU faculty member Steve Gouthro on Friday, Jan. 8. Conducted by Diane Nelson, the interview is reprinted here with permission. So what do you teach? A whole range of things, I’m sure. Well, yes, to some degree. I’m the person who teaches fundamentals, visual design, I teach […]

Significant donation boosts Len Evans scholarship

A $10,000 donation gives the Len Evans scholarship at Brandon University (BU) a significant kickstart. As part of a provincial post-secondary funding announcement yesterday afternoon, the Government of Manitoba announced a $10,000 pledge to a scholarship fund set up in Len Evans’ name at BU. Evans, a 30-year MLA for Brandon East, who was also […]

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