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More than five centuries of experience honoured at BU

Long-serving employees and those departing BU were honoured at a special afternoon in December. In total, more than 20 retirees with more than 500 years of combined service were honoured at the afternoon event, as well as dozens of people recognized for achieving milestones of 10 years or longer. See the complete list. “This says a […]

Almost $3,500 raised for Christmas Cheer

The Brandon University community raised a total of $3,453 for Brandon and Westman Christmas Cheer this year. The money, raised through a staff-organized basket raffle will go towards holiday hampers in the region. Although the oversized cheque said $3,448, organizers said they later found another $5.

Brandon University commits to enhancing Indigenous education in Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. ­­– Manitoba has taken a major step in efforts to become a global leader in Indigenous education. Brandon University (BU) joined the province’s other post-secondary institutions and Manitoba’s school boards today to sign the Indigenous Education Blueprint (IEB). This agreement affirms their shared commitment to promoting and advancing Indigenous education, while supporting the […]

Brandon University researcher honoured by citation in Truth and Reconciliation report

BRANDON, Man. ­­– A Brandon University (BU) researcher says she was surprised and honoured to find herself cited in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). “I was absolutely stunned,” says Dr. Yvonne Boyer, the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness at BU. While working on another project, […]

Two appointed to associate VP positions

Brandon University has appointed Dr. Heather Duncan and Dr. W. Dean Care to associate vice-president positions. Both will continue to also serve as deans of their respective faculties at the university. “It gives me great pleasure to formally announce (these) appointments,” said Dr. Steve Robinson, BU’s acting Vice-President (Academic & Provost), in an email on Thursday. […]

Brandon University names Louis Visentin president emeritus

BRANDON, Man. ­­– Louis Visentin has been granted the title of president emeritus by the Brandon University (BU) Board of Governors. The title is conferred by the board of governors upon a president and vice-chancellor who has served the university with distinction while in office. “I’m honoured to be designated as president emeritus,” said Visentin, […]

Manitoba’s universities and colleges work together to support Accessibility for Manitobans Act

Brandon University (BU) is joining with Manitoba’s other post-secondary education institutions to improve accessibility. In response to new standards for customer service set recently under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), BU has formed a committee with Assiniboine Community College, Canadian Mennonite University, the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Red River College, St. Boniface […]

Brandon University administrator accepts prestigious role

An academic leader at Brandon University is taking the next step in his career. Dr. Andrew Egan, BU’s Dean of Science, will leave his position in February to assume the role of Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, Pa. Egan is a graduate of Penn State, having earned a […]

Great turnout at Holiday Reception

More than 100 people attended this year’s President’s Circle Holiday Reception on Thursday evening, an excellent turnout for the annual event. Hosted at his home by Brandon University President Gervan Fearon, guests were treated to an evening of mingling and cheer, with live music provided by students from the BU School of Music. The Brandon […]

Fruit delivery a welcome boost to studying students

An apple a day is good for a lot of things, and for Brandon University students who are cramming for exams this week, it’s a nice boost of fresh nutrition while they hit the books. Putting a fresh spin on the old apple-for-teacher idea, one BU instructor has partnered with the Alumni Association to deliver […]

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