More than 500 BU students receive degrees at 2016 Spring Convocation

BRANDON, Man. – Today is an occasion to celebrate for Brandon University’s (BU) newest graduates. A total of 536 degrees were awarded at the 2016 Spring Convocation in two ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre. The graduates of the Faculties of Arts, Health Studies and Science were recognized during the morning ceremony. In the afternoon, […]

BU appoints Dr. Steven Robinson as Vice-President (Academic & Provost)

Brandon University’s (BU) Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Steven Robinson as Vice-President (Academic & Provost) for a five-year term. Dr. Robinson will serve from July 1, 2016, until June 30, 2021. “I am very pleased with this appointment, which represents the unanimous selection by the Search Committee,” said BU President Dr. […]

Contributions of donors, volunteers celebrated at BU Foundation’s Annual Luncheon

BRANDON, Man. – Gerald Butler and Shawn Chambers were recipients of major awards as the Brandon University Foundation recognized donors and volunteers at its Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 13 at Harvest Hall. Butler received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills and leadership in coordinating and motivating others for […]

Brandon University student earns prestigious award for Geographic Information Systems research

A Brandon University (BU) science student has earned a significant scholarship due to her project on the use of Geographic Information Systems in wildlife management. Brandice Hollier, a Geography major, received an Esri Canada GIS Scholarship in the form of a $900 cash award as well as $6,000 worth of software, textbooks and online training, […]

BU donors and student award recipients meet at reception

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University’s (BU) outstanding students and the generous donors that help them reach their goals were celebrated on Wednesday night at the annual BU Awards Reception. In the 2015-16 academic year BU offered 589 scholarships and bursaries, many of which provide funding for multiple students. This has resulted in $1.4 million in […]

BU students take IANE bursaries again

Both recipients of the second-annual IANE bursaries were once again Brandon University students this year. The bursaries, which first awarded a year ago, are presented annually to post-secondary students of Aboriginal descent in Westman, by the Westman chapter of the Inter-provincial Association of Native Employment. Last year’s recipients were both from Brandon University. Both recipients this year […]

Significant donation boosts Len Evans scholarship

A $10,000 donation gives the Len Evans scholarship at Brandon University (BU) a significant kickstart. As part of a provincial post-secondary funding announcement yesterday afternoon, the Government of Manitoba announced a $10,000 pledge to a scholarship fund set up in Len Evans’ name at BU. Evans, a 30-year MLA for Brandon East, who was also […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Len Evans

Brandon University (BU) is mourning the loss of Len Evans, a member of BU’s Board of Governors and a former Department of Economics faculty member. Evans, who served Manitoba and the Brandon East constituency for 30 years as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, passed away on Saturday at the age of 86. “Len was […]

New Award Established at BU in Honour of Guru Nanak Dev

BRANDON, MB – Brandon’s Sikh community has established a new scholarship at Brandon University (BU) in honour of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. The Guru Nanak Dev Scholarship will award approximately $1,400 each academic year to a continuing BU student on the basis of academic merit and a record of significant community service […]

BU Celebrates Donors and Volunteers at Foundation Annual Luncheon

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) celebrated its generous donors, outstanding volunteers and new inductees into the Order of the Sheaf at the Brandon University Foundation Annual Luncheon held on Friday, May 22nd. Also announced at the Luncheon were the recipients of the Brandon University Foundation’s major awards for 2015. Verda and Dick McDonald are […]

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