Annual Cross-Border Rivalry Fun for All

BRANDON, MB – The chanting is boisterous. The playing passionate. The weather, flawless. The 3rd annual Battle on the Border pitted students from Brandon University (BU) against Minot State University (MSU) in an afternoon of friendly dodgeball at the International Peace Gardens, located between Manitoba and North Dakota. Both universities fielded teams of 50 players, […]

Students to Benefit from New Partnership

BRANDON, MB – Student success is at the heart of a new collaborative agreement signed today between Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC), a partnership to explore new courses, research opportunities and student mobility between the two institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will enhance both programming and accessibility for more than 9,500 […]

Students Honoured for Cutting Edge Research

BRANDON, MB – Students from Brandon University (BU) have been honoured for summer research projects, which include understanding drug resistance and creating new synthetic materials to build better computers and medical diagnostic equipment. A reception and research presentation was held for seven BU students sharing $31,500 in Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), plus almost $8,000 […]

New President is a Familiar Face

BRANDON, MB – Following an exhaustive cross-Canada search, the Brandon University (BU) Board of Governors takes great pride in announcing that Dr. Gervan Fearon begins a five year appointment as President and Vice-Chancellor, effective August 1st, 2014. Currently the Vice-President (Academic and Provost), Dr. Fearon joined BU in 2013 as part of the senior executive […]

University Celebrates Aboriginal Grads

BRANDON, MB – A capacity crowd is expected to participate this week in the annual Graduation Pow Wow at Brandon University (BU), a celebration involving singing, dancing and a giant pot of wild meat stew. “Pow Wow is a tradition among Aboriginal peoples,” says event organizer Rhonda McCorriston, BU’s Director of Aboriginal Initiatives, “a time […]

Students Receive Federal Funds for Research

BRANDON, MB – A handful of Brandon University (BU) students has been awarded federal funding for exciting research projects in biology, physics, and chemistry. The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are given annually to high achievers by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to encourage graduate studies and research careers in […]

“Disastrous” New Course Offered

BRANDON, MB – Disaster movies, from the 1930s to today’s blockbusters, will be the topic of a new course at Brandon University (BU). Disaster Movies: Fact vs Fiction will explore the science and the myths portrayed in epic productions including Towering Inferno (1974), Twister (1996), and Contagion (2011). “We will examine the physical science, social […]

Advice to Students: Network and Plan

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) associate professor says students must think strategically during their education journey in order to maximize job opportunities after graduation. Dr. Rhonda Hinther, Department of History, made her comments during a keynote address at the New Frontiers graduate history conference at York University in Toronto, a premier annual event […]

BU Students Learn Aboriginal Ways

BRANDON, MB – Danbi Lee is carefully stitching together pieces of leather to make her own pair of moccasins, in a workshop on cultural awareness at Brandon University (BU). She aspires to be a banker and has travelled to Canada from her home in Jeonju, South Korea, to improve her language skills in BU’s English […]

Celebrated Alumnus Starts Athletic Award

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship for female athletes, through a $10,000 gift by BU alumnus Brian Pallister, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort Whyte. The Pallister Women’s Athletic Scholarship will be awarded to a […]

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