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, […]

University Unveils New Logo and Look

BRANDON, MB – In a banquet hall full of proud alumni, Brandon University (BU) officially introduced a new logo and look during this year’s Homecoming Weekend. The new logo, a derivation of BU’s ceremonial coat of arms, maintains the rich heritage of its predecessor, but has simplified graphical elements and text that make for a […]

Positive Space Campaign Aims to Include and Educate

BRANDON, MB – A professor at Brandon University (BU) is spearheading a new initiative called Positive Space with the goal of making all people on campus feel respected and supported, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Dr. Corinne L. Mason says Positive Space has proven successful at universities across Canada in raising […]

Dr. Gervan Fearon Installed as President

BRANDON, MB – With “I do so promise”, Dr. Gervan Albert Fearon was installed as the 15th President of Brandon University (BU) before a crowd including students, staff, provincial and federal politicians, Aboriginal leaders, and academics and University administrators from across Canada. Cloaked in the grey and blue robes of office, President and Vice Chancellor […]

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 […]

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