More than 500 Brandon University students set to graduate

BRANDON, Man. – The hard work of 520 Brandon University (BU) students will be celebrated on Friday as they prepare to graduate at the 2017 Spring Convocation. The day will consist of two ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre (HLC), with graduates from the Faculties of Health Studies and Science receiving their degrees at the […]

Dr. Dennis Anderson awarded President Emeritus title by BU Board of Governors

BRANDON, Man. – Dr. Dennis Anderson, the longest-serving Brandon University (BU) President since BU received its charter in 1967, will be honoured this month. The BU Board of Governors will confer the title of President Emeritus on Dr. Anderson at the University’s Spring Convocation on May 26. Dr. Anderson served as President and Vice-Chancellor of […]

Brandon University recognizes contributions of more than 100 faculty and staff members

BRANDON, Man. – More than 100 faculty and staff members were honoured this week by Brandon University (BU) and its Board of Governors at the BU Long Service Recognition Event. Those recognized included 15 departed faculty and staff members, many of whom have recently retired.  More than 90 other faculty and staff were presented with […]

British pianist to conclude Pro Series season with performance at Lorne Watson Recital Hall

BRANDON, Man. – A Pro Series first will conclude the season on Tuesday, April 18 as pianist Murray McLachlan’s North American tour brings him to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at Brandon University (BU) for a performance. For his Pro Series debut, McLachlan will present his own transcription of Bagatelles for clarinet by Gerald Finzi, […]

Don’t fret: Montreal guitarists close BU’s ‘New Music Festival’ with electric performance

The 2017 edition of Brandon University’s New Music Festival will draw to a close on Tuesday evening with a final concert, featuring Instruments of Happiness. A quartet of electric guitar players from Montreal – Jonathan Barriault, Simon Duschene and Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, led by founder and artistic director Tim Brady — Instruments of Happiness are stopping […]

Director, students and friends perform at BU’s annual ‘New Music Festival’

What does music look like? What do text and movement sound like? Those are questions that are integral to the 2017 edition of the New Music Festival at Brandon University, which has been dubbed CANADA150: Mosaic of VISIONS. And they are questions explicitly addressed by festival director and pianist Megumi Masaki in her second-night programme […]

BU ‘New Music Festival’ launches with cross-cultural collaboration

This Sunday evening, March 26, Toronto-based Parmela Attariwala will launch the 2017 New Music Festival at Brandon University with her unique take on music creation and production. Attariwala, a composer, ethnomusicologist, violist and violinist, bends traditional rules of Western music as she incorporates the essence of dance and rhythms from Asia in an ongoing approach […]

Three evenings of performance coming to BU for annual ‘New Music Festival’

Brandon University’s annual celebration of newly composed works – the New Music Festival, under the auspices of the School of Music and the pro series – returns this week. Dubbed “CANADA150: Mosaic of VISIONS” this year, the three-day event will feature evening performances by established, accomplished interpreters of contemporary music. As well, the Brandon University […]

BU welcomes new members to Board of Governors

On behalf of the entire Brandon University (BU) community, President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gervan Fearon extended a warm welcome to incoming members of the Board of Governors. “I am extremely pleased to welcome these four outstanding individuals to our Board of Governors,” said Dr. Fearon. “Their experience and insight will be invaluable to our institution and […]

University OPEN for Wednesday, March 8

Brandon University is OPEN today (Wednesday, March 8). However, many highways in the area are still closed — do not drive on a closed highway. Please stay safe and use your own discretion in deciding whether to attend. Plan for extra travel time. Please be cautious and stay aware of the slippery and snow-drifted sections that […]

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