BU professor wins National Choral Award

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) School of Music professor Dr. Andrée Dagenais has been recognized with a National Choral Award. Dr. Dagenais’ critical edition of Pierre Robert, Motets pour la Chapelle du roy, vol. 1, was chosen as the Outstanding Choral Publication by Choral Canada, which presents its national awards every two years. Published by […]

Brandon University will not host youth summer camps for 2020

Brandon University has made the difficult decision to not offer its popular youth summer camps this year, due to the ongoing pandemic. This includes Mini University, as well as Athletics camps and music camps. There is unfortunately no way to offer programming that relies on gathering kids together and mixing them in different groups to […]

Brandon University researchers to look at rural community mental health during pandemic

Brandon University researchers are exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of rural Manitobans. This new project will focus on two potentially vulnerable groups: older people and frontline health care professionals. “Although everyone has been affected by Covid-19, rural communities and particular groups within those communities will be affected differently,” said […]

Dr. Lisa Robson to continue as Acting Dean of Arts

Brandon University’s Acting Dean of Arts will continue in the role for another year. Dr. Lisa Robson was appointed to the role last May when the university embarked on a search for a permanent dean. “I have relied on Dr. Robson’s dedication, insight and contributions to Brandon University in this demanding role,” said Dr. Steve […]

BU professor contributes to Manitoba Book Awards finalist

A book featuring an essay by Brandon University professor Cathy Mattes has been shortlisted for three Manitoba Book Awards. The book, titled Perception: A Photo Series, is based on an award-winning art project by KC Adams. Adams, who is a former instructor in BU’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, took two portraits each of […]

National Gallery of Canada features BU artist

The National Gallery of Canada has displayed the work of Kevin McKenzie, and now they are giving us a closer look at the artist. McKenzie, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, was interviewed for a feature in the Gallery’s online magazine, discussing his inspiration, his methods and how joining […]

Care packages provided for students who remain in BU Residence

Students still in BU Residence received a care package this week from people hoping to help ease the strain of being away from friends and family. “This care package really brightened my day for sure,” said Yushan Yang, a BU student who is still in residence. “I really appreciate the concern from Brandon University and […]

New BU study will explore youth learning and mental health during pandemic

Researchers looking for students, parents/guardians, and educators to share their experiences In difficult times, as everyone’s lives are affected by COVID-19, your voice can help highlight the sweeping impact of this pandemic. Researchers at Brandon University are starting a new Manitoba-wide project to understand how students, their parents or guardians, and educators are faring during […]

Brandon University adds courses to spring and summer schedules

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) is expanding its online spring and summer course offerings. The Faculty of Arts at BU is adding three courses to the second term of the spring session, from June 1 to 18: Contemporary Literature, Introduction to Sociology, and Making Sense of Gender. In addition, University Writing has been added to […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Shirley Douglas

The Brandon University community is saddened by the passing of Shirley Douglas, a veteran stage, film and television actress who was a lifelong activist and a BU honorary degree recipient in 2005. Douglas, who was also the daughter of famed Brandon College alumnus Tommy Douglas, died early Sunday. Her son, actor Kiefer Sutherland, said she […]

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