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Local production company performing professor’s play on BU stage

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon University (BU) professor Deanna Smid explores what happens after the curtain falls in her new play, which will debut this week. The world premiere of Smid’s comedy, Macbeth, the After Party, will be staged by 7 Ages Productions on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at BU’s Lorne Watson Recital […]

Special choral music performance pays homage to military of CFB Shilo

Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., reception to follow St. Matthew’s Cathedral General admission $12, students and seniors $8 Free for military personnel and their families A special choral music performance by the Brandon University Concert Choir will be presented on Friday, Nov. 18 in homage to the military of Canadian Forces Base Shilo. Chosen […]

Escape artist Dean Gunnarson, biographer Carolyn Gray to appear at Brandon University

Biographer Carolyn Gray will be joined by escape artist Dean Gunnarson for a special event presented by the HAWKWEED Literary Forum at Brandon University (BU) next week. Gray will read from her first book, Dean Gunnarson: The Making of an Escape Artist, on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from noon to 1:30 in the Gathering Space of […]

Brandon University hosts emergency preparedness conference

Up to 80 emergency managers and local government officials from across western Manitoba will come to Brandon University (BU) this Thursday for an annual Brandon Emergency Support Team (BEST) conference looking at emergency preparedness. The daylong conference will tackle three main topics under the heading “Managing the Future.” Participants will look at climate change scenarios […]

Brandon University launches wide consultations on new, stand-alone sexualized violence policy

Town Hall dates Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1:40–2:40 p.m. Theatre A, Brodie Science Building Monday, Nov. 21, from 2:40–3:30 p.m. Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Little Theatre, Education Building Brandon University (BU) has scheduled three open town hall sessions this month to gather wide community feedback for its […]

Brandon University publication will report on the results of research

A new periodical publication launched at Brandon University (BU) will report a brief summary of the cutting-edge research being achieved at the institution. “Research Connection” is a new two-page format that’s designed to highlight and help researchers distill their findings into a quick-to-read and quick-to-understand digest. The summaries, which will help promote research results to […]

Project at BU’s S.J. McKee Archives will shine new light on major Manitoba agricultural collection

BRANDON, Man. – An essential record of Manitoba’s agricultural history is being organized through a project at Brandon University’s (BU) S.J. McKee Archives. Mixed media items from the Manitoba Pool Elevator (MPE) fonds are being appraised, processed, arranged and described as part of the project.  These graphic materials document the entire history of MPE, from […]

BU researchers applauded with celebration of success

Thirty-four Brandon University researchers who collectively have secured more than $6.2 million in research grants, were fêted at a special soirée to honour their ongoing work to make new discoveries and to advance knowledge. The event, held Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Harvest Hall, recognized researchers who are working on projects supported by national Tri-Agency research grants. These […]

2017 Maclean’s university rankings mirror existing Brandon University priorities

Brandon University (BU) is proud of the strong resources devoted to students, including unparalleled access to faculty, that are on display in the 2017 Maclean’s magazine university rankings, which were released today. “Students tell us that they choose Brandon University for our close-knit and student-focused campus, with small classes that enable them to develop strong […]

BU professor illuminates Islamic History Month with look at Muslims in Manitoba

Watch the full video of Dr. Marshall’s talk on Facebook When Ahmed Awid moved to Brandon in the early 1900s, he was at the vanguard of what is now a thriving Manitoba Muslim community. Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Alison Marshall says that Awid’s story is both an example of early Muslim immigration to Canada […]

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