BU hosts discussion of Islamic culture, community

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) is honoured to partner with Westman Immigrant Services and the Brandon Islamic Centre to host Walking Forward with Muslims, on Friday, March 24, 2017. The event will provide an introduction and exploration of Islamic culture and Muslims in Brandon, featuring a panel discussion regarding current challenges, film presentation by […]

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 […]

BU recognizes outstanding female students during Women’s Week

BRANDON, Man. – A tuba player from Germany, a homegrown volleyball star, and a woman who has been an instructor in both astronomy and judo are just a few of the outstanding female students at Brandon University (BU) who will be honoured next week. The celebration will help mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March […]

Math Pack raises $2,000 for Samaritan House

The numbers added up to major success for the Math Pack, a team organized by Brandon University (BU) Mathematics and Computer Science Professor Susan Roddy for the Coldest Night of the Year. The Math Pack met its goal of raising $2,000 for the walk in support of Samaritan House, which provides shelter and meals for […]

Brandon University will acquire more land downtown

Brandon University (BU) has reached agreements through the approval and support of the City of Brandon and Renaissance Brandon to expand its downtown footprint significantly. “This is a truly exciting opportunity that we are ready to seize,” said BU President Dr. Gervan Fearon. “We are building on the priorities of our Academic Plan and on […]

Canada’s Research Support Fund bolsters research infrastructure at Brandon University

BRANDON, Man. — Research at Brandon University (BU) is benefiting from $328,897 in federal funding this year from the Research Support Fund (RSF). Funding from the RSF is used to help universities in Canada cover some of the costs of conducting research and maintaining world-class research environments. Among the expenses that the RSF helps to […]

Brandon University professor makes important Canadian palm discovery

Small palm-leaf fossils from Alberta, noticed by chance by Brandon University biology professor Dr. David Greenwood, dramatically expand the known range and evolutionary speed of these plants, which are important markers for past climate change. Dr. Greenwood, working with his graduate student, Christopher West from the University of Saskatchewan, has described an entirely new species […]

Retiring Health Studies faculty members launch new scholarship at BU

BRANDON, Man. – Friends and colleagues since meeting as teenagers in 1969, Dr. Kathryn Hyndman and Dr. Fran Racher celebrated their retirement this month by initiating a scholarship that will help future Health Studies students at Brandon University (BU). After completing their science requirements at BU, Hyndman and Racher both graduated from the Brandon General […]

BU Biology students have improved lab setting

First-year Biology students at Brandon University have access to equipment rarely available at other universities. In the fall semester they got modern labs to match the equipment. The Department of Biology recently celebrated the grand opening of the updated labs, which include more versatile and comfortable furniture, new energy-efficient lighting and a fresh coat of paint. […]

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