Seek and You Shall Find

Blyss Pickering is a passionate advocate for nature and protecting the vital relationships between the urban and natural environments that surround us. She studies the ecological health of riparian forests around the City of Brandon, and is adding to both the social and scientific knowledge associated with municipal development in these areas. She’s also a […]

Celebrating 10 years of Chamber Music

Brandon University Wins National Award for Branding

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) has won a Silver PRIX D’EXCELLENCE award, in the Best Institutional Branding category, at the Canadian Council for Advancement of Education (CCAE) Conference in Montreal, QC. The PRIX D’EXCELLENCE is the annual awards program of the CCAE, recognizing outstanding achievements in communications and marketing, alumni relations, fundraising, external relations […]

Report on Growth Strategies for Rural Communities

BRANDON, MB – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) has released a report into strategies rural communities use to grow their population. This research provides insight into what growth strategies and assets are used by rural communities with growing and declining populations. RDI conducted a review of guides and tools intended to […]

Gossan Appoints BU Professor as New Director to Board

Brandon University Professor Wins Literary Prize

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University professor of religion has won the 2015 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion First Book Prize, an annual award recognizing an outstanding monograph in Religious Studies. Dr. Alison Marshall won the national prize for her book The Way of the Bachelor: Early Chinese Settlement in Western Manitoba. The […]

Fundamentals for Success

It’s a classic Canadian story. Young man leaves home for the first time in pursuit of big dreams and hockey glory. For Mike Johnston, this story would see him leave Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 1978, venturing west to Brandon University to further his education and pursue his love of hockey. He would also, unknowingly, set […]

Report Explores Settlement Services across Western Provinces

BRANDON, MB – New research led by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) explores settlement services available to newcomers in 29 rural areas and centres across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). The project, entitled Immigration Settlement Services and Gaps in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Western Region, inventoried immigration settlement […]

Rural Development Think Tank Leads to a Call for Action

BRANDON, MB – Rural Works! A Rural Policy Think Tank held at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba in November, 2014 started a conversation about designing a successful future for rural Manitoba zeroing in on economic development. It was developed and hosted as part of the long-time partnership between the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at […]

National Conference on Civilian Internment

BRANDON, MB – A historic discussion on civil liberty and national security will be held this week from June 17-19 in Winnipeg and all are invited to take part. Organized by the Canadian Society for Ukrainian Labour Research and Dr. Rhonda Hinther, history professor at Brandon University, Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies is […]

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