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 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 […]

Brandon University ready to welcome high school students for February Open House

We are throwing open our doors at Brandon University (BU) to Grade 11 and 12 students from across the province this month. “This is our first-ever Open House of this nature and we are really excited to welcome students, parents and family members to BU,” said Tom Brophy, Associate Vice-President (Student Services and Enrolment Management) […]

Battle on the Border: Building Tradition through Friendly Rivalry

BRANDON, MB – An imaginary line between countries served as a starting point as seventy students ran full force to grab one of the precious dodge-balls that lie in wait. The 4th annual Battle on the Border pitted students from Brandon University (BU) against Minot State University (MSU) in an afternoon of friendly dodge-ball this […]

‘UPASS’ Program Provides Affordable Transit Option for Students

Campus Christmas to Bring Joy Once Again

BRANDON, MB – Students at Brandon University (BU) are making Christmas a special time for classmates unable to return home for the holidays, with the 3rd annual Campus Christmas. Originally conceived for BU’s growing population of international students, Campus Christmas immediately became a campus-wide gathering with food and events for all students and University staff. […]

New Course Examines Journalism in the Digital Age

BRANDON, MB – Anyone who turns to the internet for news will be interested in an innovative course starting in January at Brandon University (BU). Digital Journalism will examine the current structures, organization, and practices of internet reporting, exploring whether we are shaping the tools in this field or the tools are now shaping our […]

New Bursary Awarded to Aboriginal Students

BRANDON, MB – Two Brandon University (BU) students are the first recipients of a new bursary to be awarded each year to post-secondary students of Aboriginal descent. Kyla Smith, a second year Native Studies student, and Jacqueline Sinclair, in her final year of a Creative Arts degree, were presented with the Inter-provincial Association of Native […]

Students Respond to Call to Give Blood

BRANDON, MB – More than 50 Brandon University (BU) students and the Brandon Bobcat’s sports mascot rallied to give the gift of life, in support of a Brandon-area infant that requires weekly blood transfusions. Fifteen month old Bailey Phillips was born with the virus Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and her own body is consuming blood platelets as […]

Student Competes in Canada’s Smartest Person

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) nursing student will compete this weekend on CBC national television against an eclectic group of brilliant minds, in Canada’s Smartest Person. “This is a once in a lifetime experience,” says 22-year old Alea Ciecko, a 4th year psychiatric nursing student at BU’s Winnipeg campus. “When I was younger, […]

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