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PHOTO GALLERY: Sights of Homecoming 2016

BU’s Peter Morin wins $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation visual arts award

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon University (BU) professor Peter Morin has won a major Canadian visual arts award. Morin is this year’s recipient of the $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation Mid-Career Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Artist. A member of British Columbia’s Tahltan Nation, Morin produces multi-disciplinary works, often including performance interventions, as he looks at the […]

Ceramics artist Aaron Nelson to give public lecture in Brandon

BRANDON, Man. – The Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art at Brandon University is partnering with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM) to present a public talk by innovative ceramic artist Aaron Nelson. Nelson, based out of Medicine Hat, Alta., is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the combination of digital technology with traditional ceramic […]

Study space at BU dedicated in honour of first Dean of Education at Brandon College

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon University (BU) students are getting a history lesson when they study in the new McCutcheon Alcove. As part of this week’s Homecoming celebration, a ceremony will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., to dedicate the space in honour of Dr. Wilfred McCutcheon (1919–2008), the first Dean of Education at Brandon […]

Alumni to present replacement ‘Senior Stick’ back to BU

Thanks to a hugely successful fundraising effort led by Brandon College and Brandon University alumni, a symbolic staff that represents student leadership will soon be back in the hands of students. “We know that so many of our alumni have very fond memories of the Senior Stick and Lady Stick, and we are thrilled that […]

Landmark Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies program celebrates 15 years

BRANDON, Man. — Past and current students of Brandon University’s (BU’s) Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES) department will gather this weekend to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the department’s creation. In conjunction with BU’s Homecoming events, the attendees will meet in a series of participant-driven sessions to discuss current issues in emergency management and […]

Brandon University welcomes all alumni back to campus for Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming 2016 schedule Homecoming 2016 stretches over 3 days and will have something for everyone! Friday, October 14 VICTORIA INN HOSPITALITY ROOM 134 12:00 PM The hospitality room at the Victoria Inn, our host hotel, will be available for our guests both Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15 from 12 noon – midnight. INFORMATION […]

Mental Health on the Prairies Conference brings renowned speakers to BU

Faces of Mental Illness Awareness Week A working group was struck more than a year ago at Brandon University (BU) to participate in public awareness strategies for Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), which takes place in October each year. The goal of the MIAW strategy is to spread awareness of mental illness and reduce stigma […]

Victoria Maxwell to perform one-woman play That’s Just Crazy Talk at Brandon University

Mental health speaker, actor and writer Victoria Maxwell will perform her play That’s Just Crazy Talk on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Maxwell wrote the play, which her website describes as a “funny and achingly truthful” story of coming to terms with mental illness and a look “at both the […]

BU students, faculty share music and art at Saturday events

BRANDON, Man. — Brandon will be alive with music and art on Saturday, and Brandon University (BU) students and faculty will be in the middle of it all. Band 101 begins on Saturday morning, showcasing 268 musicians from BU and the Brandon School Division. Grades 9–12 band students, under the direction of Anna Penno and […]

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