Rural Development Institute study shows need for action on broadband in Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. — There’s a cloud on the horizon, and a new report from the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) points to a need for rural Manitobans to tap in. Data use and data requirements are rising rapidly. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Canadian Telecommunications and Radio Commission declared that broadband is […]

Black Canadian Studies Association Conference to be hosted at BU in 2017

BRANDON, Man. — The history, present and future of African Canadians will be explored when Brandon University (BU) hosts the 2017 Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) Conference. The goal of the conference, held every two years, is to promote dialogue, critical reflection and broad engagement around developments affecting the Black and other communities in Canada. […]

Brandon University launches wide consultations on new, stand-alone sexualized violence policy

Town Hall dates Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1:40–2:40 p.m. Theatre A, Brodie Science Building Monday, Nov. 21, from 2:40–3:30 p.m. Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Little Theatre, Education Building Brandon University (BU) has scheduled three open town hall sessions this month to gather wide community feedback for its […]

Brandon University publication will report on the results of research

A new periodical publication launched at Brandon University (BU) will report a brief summary of the cutting-edge research being achieved at the institution. “Research Connection” is a new two-page format that’s designed to highlight and help researchers distill their findings into a quick-to-read and quick-to-understand digest. The summaries, which will help promote research results to […]

Project at BU’s S.J. McKee Archives will shine new light on major Manitoba agricultural collection

BRANDON, Man. – An essential record of Manitoba’s agricultural history is being organized through a project at Brandon University’s (BU) S.J. McKee Archives. Mixed media items from the Manitoba Pool Elevator (MPE) fonds are being appraised, processed, arranged and described as part of the project.  These graphic materials document the entire history of MPE, from […]

Rural Development Institute finds common issues for refugees arriving in rural Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. — Language barriers and transportation are some of the common challenges for refugees settling in rural Manitoba based on case studies by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) that looked at five communities. The case studies were carried out in conjunction with the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) […]

BU’s Peter Morin wins $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation visual arts award

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon University (BU) professor Peter Morin has won a major Canadian visual arts award. Morin is this year’s recipient of the $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation Mid-Career Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Artist. A member of British Columbia’s Tahltan Nation, Morin produces multi-disciplinary works, often including performance interventions, as he looks at the […]

Research earns BU professor international award, invitations to visiting scholar and endowed chair roles

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon University (BU) sociology professor Christopher J. Schneider has received some nice accolades for his research contributions. Schneider is this year’s recipient of the Early-in-Career Award, given by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) to “scholars who have made significant contributions within the first ten years since the completion […]

Brandon University researcher’s project helps new mothers form bonds with their babies

BRANDON, Man. – A new mother sees a smile on her baby’s face and smiles back. Subtle interactions like this are vital to a baby’s development, but can be difficult for mothers with postpartum depression (PPD). Brandon University (BU) researcher Penny Tryphonopoulos is working on a project that uses video feedback to help women with […]

You’re invited to help with our Campus Master Plan

As Brandon University (BU) begins planning for our next few decades of growth and development, we are inviting all members of the community to share their visions of the future of the university, including how they currently use and engage with the campus. BU is working with consultants who specialize in this type of assessment […]

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