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Students invited to first-ever health survey on campus

Brandon University students over the age of 18 have an opportunity to improve health and wellness programs and services on campus through a first-of-its kind survey early next week. In their student email inboxes, students will soon receive the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association (ACHA). The […]

Brandon University demonstrates commitment to co-operative education with new position

Students at Brandon University (BU) will have new opportunities for hands-on learning, thanks to a new hire. Kelley Mitton started this month as BU’s new Co-operative Program Coordinator. She’ll be helping oversee and develop co-op, work-integrated, and experiential learning options in a variety of disciplines across the university, and she will be coordinating the implementation […]

New ‘Motiv8’ event sets BU students on right track for second-term success

A new event to kick off the second term of studies at Brandon University (BU) was such a success that Student Services is already planning an expanded version next year. Called ‘Motiv8,’ the day-long event was hosted on Saturday, Jan. 21, at BU’s John E. Robbins Library, and featured workshops and advice on academic skills, […]

Flûte Alors! recorder ensemble to perform at BU on Prairie Debut tour

Recorder ensemble Flûte Alors!  will perform at Brandon University (BU) this month as part of the BU School of Music’s Pro Series. Flûte Alors! began an extensive tour through nine communities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta this week under the auspices of Prairie Debut. Their BU performance will take place on Tuesday Jan. 31, beginning […]

BU student art featured in Sutherland Gallery’s Cabin Fever exhibition

The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University (BU) is offering the perfect outing for those who felt cooped up at home during this month’s cold spell. Beginning this week the Sutherland Gallery will host Cabin Fever, an exhibition featuring work made by students from BU’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. The […]

Brandon University professor Karen Batson elected as Pine Creek’s first female Chief

BRANDON, Man. – A Brandon University (BU) professor has made history in Manitoba’s Pine Creek First Nation. Karen Batson was elected as Pine Creek’s first-ever female Chief earlier this month. She said her priorities for Pine Creek will be to increase educational opportunities, enhance economic development and address infrastructure and social issues. “I am truly […]

Brandon University professor makes important Canadian palm discovery

Small palm-leaf fossils from Alberta, noticed by chance by Brandon University biology professor Dr. David Greenwood, dramatically expand the known range and evolutionary speed of these plants, which are important markers for past climate change. Dr. Greenwood, working with his graduate student, Christopher West from the University of Saskatchewan, has described an entirely new species […]

Retiring Health Studies faculty members launch new scholarship at BU

BRANDON, Man. – Friends and colleagues since meeting as teenagers in 1969, Dr. Kathryn Hyndman and Dr. Fran Racher celebrated their retirement this month by initiating a scholarship that will help future Health Studies students at Brandon University (BU). After completing their science requirements at BU, Hyndman and Racher both graduated from the Brandon General […]

BU welcomes expert on multiculturalism in the arts for public lectures and performances

BRANDON, Man. – An expert in the relationship between multiculturalism and arts funding is visiting Brandon University (BU) this semester. The BU School of Music is hosting Dr. Parmela Attariwala as this year’s Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor. Dr. Attariwala will conduct three free public lectures at BU in conjunction with the Institute for Research […]

BU graduate working on major archiving project for Truth and Reconciliation centre

BRANDON, Man. – Despite veering away from her original plan to become a teacher, Carmen Miedema remains committed to helping others learn. A graduate of Brandon University (BU), Miedema is in her first year in the Archival Studies master’s program at the University of Manitoba (UM), where she received the Archival Studies Entrance Scholarship for […]

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