High school students take part in Manitoba Case Competition at BU

Brandon University (BU) hosted 65 Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from Manitoba and Saskatchewan on Friday, May 18 for the Manitoba High School Case Competition. Organized by BU alumnus Kyle Prevost, who is now a teacher at Birtle Collegiate, the Case Competition featured teams of students competing in two streams: Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance. […]

Photo Gallery: BU shares love of chemistry with area students

Nearly 650 students from 20 schools across western Manitoba have visited Brandon University (BU) this week to take part in fun and educational experiments as part of BU’s annual Experience Chemistry Week. Both high school and middle years students take part in Chemistry Week, with each level doing experiments that are suitable for their age […]

Brandon University invites discussions with private developers for downtown initiative

Brandon University is exploring private developer options for an ambitious downtown development that could combine new student residences with seniors housing, a commercial component and academic spaces like a black box theatre. At a meeting on Saturday, May 12, the Brandon University Board of Governors unanimously approved a motion resolving that BU invite discussions with […]

Brandon University Foundation luncheon honours donors after exceptional year

About 150 donors, students, volunteers and friends celebrated the success of the Brandon University (BU) Foundation at its Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 11 at Harvest Hall, Brandon University. The BU Foundation is charged with raising, stewarding and disbursing charitable donations to support the academic mission of Brandon University. In 2017, the Foundation received more […]

BU student wins national award for thesis

BRANDON – A Brandon University (BU) Master of Education student has become the second BU winner in three years of a prestigious national award recognizing an outstanding master’s thesis. Ebenezer Duncan-Williams is the recipient of the Margaret Haughey Award for the best master’s thesis in Educational Administration, presented by the Canadian Association for the Study […]

Public talk to focus on Indigenous student success at Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University

Event details Reciprocal Lessons of Supporting Indigenous Student Success in Higher Education Dr. Michelle Pidgeon Monday, May 7 Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts Full event listing The city’s two post-secondary institutions are teaming up to present a prominent speaker on Indigenous student success Monday evening. Dr. […]

Play by BU Professor shares experiences of Syrian families in Canada

BRANDON – A play written by Brandon University (BU) Professor James Forsythe was publicly performed for the first time recently in Montreal. To Stand Again tells the story of Syrian families in Canada in their own words. Forsythe interviewed newly arrived families in Brandon and Montreal over the summer and fall of 2017. Forsythe transcribed […]

New Canada Research Chair at BU to study mental health in rural areas

Areas that currently don’t have access to adequate mental health care will be receiving greater attention from researchers at Brandon University (BU) following the appointment of BU professor Dr. Rachel Herron as a Canada Research Chair (CRC). Herron has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health, a five-year […]

Brandon University will trim 18th Street hedge

Brandon University will give its 18th Street hedge a ‘haircut’ this spring, allowing for new green growth that will make the campus feature healthier, more attractive, and easier to prune in the future. Sometime in the next couple of weeks, the hedge will be trimmed back to between six and eight inches in height, clearing […]

Brandon University to host Digital Strategies for Musicians conference

Next week’s Digital Strategies for Musicians conference at Brandon University will include two free evening presentations that are open to the public. Sponsored by BU’s Institute for Research in Music and Community (IRMC), with support from the new Digital Strategy Fund at the Canada Council for the Arts, the conference is designed to assist musicians […]

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