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Musician Marking a Four-decade Career

All pro series concerts take place in the School of Music’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Single tickets for pro series concerts are $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and alumni, and free for Conservatory students. Tickets can be purchased in advance in the School of Music Main Office, Queen Elizabeth II Music Building, Brandon […]

Four BU Educators Nominated for Women of Distinction Award

BRANDON, MB – Four Brandon University educators are nominated for this year’s 28th Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards to be announced at the gala ceremony occurring this evening in Brandon. Dr. Kathryn Hyndman, Dr. Lorraine Mayer, Kathleen Nichol and Julia Senchuk have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to post-secondary education under the “Excellence […]

GRAMMY Award-winner to Perform with Brandon University Jazz Ensemble

Bracing for Success

“The professors knew you by name, knew who you are,” Dr. Chen says. “You had a lot more one-on-one time. Whereas, say at the U of M, they don’t know who you are. They don’t even know if you show up one day of the year.” He hadn’t planned on attending Brandon University. He didn’t […]

Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness comments on Racism in Health Care

BRANDON, MB – With respect to current discussions around racism experienced by Indigenous peoples accessing health care in Canada, Dr. Yvonne Boyer, who is Brandon University’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, offers the following commentary: The recent report authored by Dr. Janet Smylie and Dr. Billie Allen, “First Peoples, Second Class Treatment: […]

Brandon University Alumnus Named to Order of Canada

BRANDON, MB – Brandon College graduate, Mr. Frank McKinnon, a familiar face in Manitoba’s amateur sport community, was recently honoured with induction into the Order of Canada. McKinnon, Bachelor of Science class of ’55 graduate and member of the Brandon University (BU) Sports Wall of Fame, received the honour in Ottawa from Governor General David […]

Why Not Be a Doctor?

“I was an overachiever,” says Dr. Jillian DeCosse, emergency room physician at Brandon Hospital and Brandon University alumna. “I worked really hard and got all A-pluses in my graduating year at high school.” Looking self-consciously at her shoes, she adds, “But I don’t want you to tell anybody about that.” Born in rural Manitoba and […]

Youth Voices Forum Focuses on Aboriginal Youth Success and Leadership

The forum is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Brandon University, Vale and the University College of the North. BRANDON, MB – From February 13-15, 2015, the Vital Outcome Indicators for Community Engagement (VOICE) Youth Community Circle and Brandon University are bringing together First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth […]

No Boundaries for Disease or Education

It’s 1961. JFK becomes US President. The Beatles debut in London. The Russians put the first human into space. Tony Chow arrives at Brandon College—the first World University Service (WUS) Scholarship student on campus. “I arrived in jeans and boots,” he laughs, with crisp memories of the steam ship trip from his home in Hong […]

Alumnus Nominated for Juno

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