Métis concert shows prairie fusion sound

BRANDON — Modern interpretation of traditional songs took centre stage at a special concert to showcase Métis songcraft. The concert, “From Paris to the Prairies,” was arranged by Brandon University Professor Emerita Dr. Lynn Whidden, an ethnomusicologist whose teaching has helped to maintain local Indigenous traditions. On stage at BU’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall, listeners […]

Brandon University continues strong enrolment growth

Brandon University’s enrolment is officially 3,553 students for its 50th anniversary 2017–18 year, an impressive eight per cent increase over last year’s enrolment numbers. This year’s growth builds on a seven per cent increase in student head count last year, and is the fifth straight year of increased enrolment at BU. Over that time, the […]

Brandon University Chancellor Michael Decter looks forward to challenge and opportunity of second term

BRANDON — Brandon University’s Chancellor begins his second term today. Michael Decter, a Harvard-educated financier, senior public-sector manager and national expert in health systems, was first appointed Chancellor in 2013. His new term will run until October 31, 2020. “I’m delighted! It’s a terrific honour to be Chancellor. I’m genuinely flattered to be asked and […]

Reform party: Professor Deanna Smid finds wry new ways to tell an old tale

Reformation Playlist The Reformation Playlist is hosted by the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary. To download the plays, please click the links below: Reformation Playlist (all 5 plays in one document) Martin Luther, I presume?  Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and the Intrepid Joyce Lewes Theodore Beza’s Fruitful Poetry  Anna Bullinger and the household of faith A […]

Soybean Processing – Building Opportunities Conference to be held at BU

Brandon University (BU) and the Rural Development Institute (RDI) are pleased to be co-hosting a conference to discuss the attraction of a major soybean processing facility to Manitoba on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the spring of 2017 BU partnered with the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) in its efforts […]

BU Original Building and Clark Hall mark 20 years since renovation

Twenty years ago this week, Brandon University re-opened the doors to its original Brandon College building and the attached Clark Hall, with students, factually, staff and alumni streaming into a completely renewed structure, after a two-year, $12.5 million retrofit. Last fall, Clark Hall also marked 110 years since its original construction. It opened in 1906, […]

New exhibition explores history of growth and development at Brandon University

BRANDON – The transformative growth and development of the Brandon University campus is on full display in a new, free exhibition in the Tommy McLeod Curve Gallery, on second floor of BU’s John E. Robbins Library. The exhibition, called “Foundations Under Brandon University: A Campus Retrospective,” consists of a series of visual vignettes that highlight […]

Brandon University students, professor present research at international science conference

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) was represented by Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood and his graduate students at a recent international scientific conference in Utah. Greenwood was joined at the Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene 2017 conference (CBEP2017) by Markus Sudermann and Alex Lowe, students in BU’s Master of Science (Environmental and […]

Cecilia String Quartet prepares for Pro Series farewell

BRANDON – A return engagement by the Cecilia String Quartet will also be the final Pro Series appearance for the ensemble. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the group returns to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall stage with a programme that includes a favourite standard of the quartet repertoire – Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 – as […]

Brandon University, Minot State meet for 65th political science conference

BRANDON – Students from Brandon University (BU) and Minot State University (MSU) are meeting today at the International Peace Garden to renew a tradition that dates back to the college days for both institutions. More than 35 students and five faculty members are taking part in the 65th annual political science conference between BU and […]

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