Brandon University celebrates success as graduates receive degrees at Convocation

With the symbolic shift of a tassel from one side of their mortarboards to the other, nearly 600 Brandon University students became Brandon University graduates, receiving their degrees at today’s Convocation ceremonies. It was Brandon University’s largest graduating class in six years. The pair of ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre conferred degrees on 583 […]

Rural Development Institute reports on dynamics of rural and northern Manitoba to Manitoba Electoral Divisions and Boundaries Commission

A report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) is informing the work of the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission. As part of the Commission’s broad public consultation process, it contacted RDI to report on the state of rural and northern Manitoba.  The report draws on RDI’s body of research to highlight significant […]

Journal of Rural and Community Development releases new issue

The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 13, Issue 1. This is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication that is available at: http://journals.brandonu.ca/jrcd/index This edition includes five articles and three case studies, including looks at the lack of unionized workers in rural Alberta, ecotourism and sustainable rural development […]

Soybean Processing – Building Opportunities Conference to be held at BU

Brandon University (BU) and the Rural Development Institute (RDI) are pleased to be co-hosting a conference to discuss the attraction of a major soybean processing facility to Manitoba on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the spring of 2017 BU partnered with the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) in its efforts […]

Brandon University launches BSAFE app

Download BSAFE Please, take a moment and download the BSAFE app to your phone and tablet: iPhone Android   BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) students, faculty and staff have a new safety tool, and they’re likely to carry it everywhere they go. The University has launched BSAFE, an app available on Apple and Android […]

BU unveils new Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy and Procedures

BRANDON, Man. – New resources at Brandon University (BU) will help all faculty, staff and students address issues of discrimination and harassment in the work and learning environment, and differentiate these from interpersonal conflict. A committee comprised of union, Brandon University Students’ Union, Student Services and Human Resources representatives worked together for well over a […]

Dennis County Development Partnership Join the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group to Attract World Class Soybean Processing Facility to Manitoba

The Westman Opportunities Leadership Group’s (WOLG) efforts to attract a world-class soybean processing plant to Manitoba gained more momentum with a funding commitment from the Dennis County Development Partnership (DCDP), a regional partnership that includes the RM of Wallace-Woodworth, the RM of Pipestone and the Town of Virden. The DCDP was formed to investigate and […]

Rural Development Institute and Rural Policy Learning Commons recommend infrastructure investment to Senate committee

BRANDON, Man. – A new report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU), the BU-housed Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) recommends an overhaul of infrastructure funding for rural areas of Canada. The report was presented to the Senate of Canada’s Committee on National Finance this […]

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 […]

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