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BU student wins national award for master’s thesis

An international student at Brandon University (BU) has had his master’s thesis named best in the country. Ayodeji Osiname received the Margaret Haughey Award this spring for his Master of Education thesis on creating inclusive school cultures. The award, which is administered through the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA), recognizes superior […]

Contributions of donors, volunteers celebrated at BU Foundation’s Annual Luncheon

BRANDON, Man. – Gerald Butler and Shawn Chambers were recipients of major awards as the Brandon University Foundation recognized donors and volunteers at its Annual Luncheon on Friday, May 13 at Harvest Hall. Butler received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills and leadership in coordinating and motivating others for […]

Gender and Women’s Studies grant helps The Women’s Resource Centre offer immigrant assistance workshops

A grant from the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Brandon University (BU) will help The Women’s Resource Centre support immigrant women in Brandon. The $4,000 grant, made possible by the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund, has helped The Women’s Resource Centre (TWRC) extend their employment of Faith John-Praise, who will be putting on Newcomers’ Skills […]

Award-winning violinist James Ehnes comes home

BRANDON, Man. – One of Canada’s shining stars, Brandon’s very own James Ehnes, returns to his hometown for a pro series recital next week. This special addition to the regular season of the pro series will take place the evening of Monday, May 16, when the much-lauded violinist graces the stage of the Western Manitoba […]

Manitoba-born radio host and executive Eric Friesen to receive honorary degree from Brandon University

BRANDON, Man. – Noted radio host and broadcast executive Eric Friesen will be honoured at Brandon University’s Spring Convocation this month. Mr. Friesen will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the afternoon ceremony on Friday, May 27. Born and raised in Altona, Manitoba, Mr. Friesen started his career at local radio station […]

Graduating students urged to check status

The Senate Office has completed its preliminary review of all graduation applications. Please check your graduation status on your student information portal. If your status says “OK Pending Final Grades”, the deadline for all grades is May 13, 2016. This is for all incompletes, letters of permission and final grade for BU courses. If your status […]

Brandon University to bestow honorary degree on Paul Martin at Spring Convocation

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) will present Canada’s 21st Prime Minister with an honorary degree at this month’s Spring Convocation. The Right Honourable Paul Martin served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2006. He was the Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard from 1988 to 2008 and was Canada’s Minister of Finance from 1993 to […]

BU welcomes expanded presence for Campus Manitoba

Campus Manitoba has launched an expanded web presence that better reflects its growing mission and ambition to bring learning and education throughout Manitoba. Brandon University is a partner in the province-wide educational consortium. Campus Manitoba’s main offices are on site at BU, also provides administrative support. Campus Manitoba encourages collaboration among Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions through […]

Experienced social worker and therapist hired to lead sexual violence response, education and prevention initiatives at BU

About Carla Navid: Raised in Wawanesa, Manitoba. Master of Social Work, University of Manitoba; Bachelor of Social Work, Minot State University Researched violence against women. Master’s thesis Fathers in the Frame: protecting children by including men in the cases of violence against women examined topic through feminist discourse of law and policy. Was the Sexual […]

Westman Immigrant Services and Brandon University establish research partnership

Martie Kruger, Chair of the Board for Westman Immigrant Services, and Dr. Heather Duncan, Associate Vice-President (Research) of Brandon University, have announced a two-year, community-university research partnership agreement. The agreement will combine the research expertise of the University with the front-line services of Westman Immigrant Services. Dr. Karen Rempel, Director of the Centre for Aboriginal […]

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