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New Course Examines Journalism in the Digital Age

BRANDON, MB – Anyone who turns to the internet for news will be interested in an innovative course starting in January at Brandon University (BU). Digital Journalism will examine the current structures, organization, and practices of internet reporting, exploring whether we are shaping the tools in this field or the tools are now shaping our […]

Feminism Without Borders

Corinne Mason is at her office desk, relating a story about playing hockey in a faculty versus students match—a game in which she was the lone woman. “I’m playing defence,” she says to a colleague in the Department of Sociology, “and getting roughed up in front of the net, trying to keep the crease clear. […]

New Bursary Awarded to Aboriginal Students

BRANDON, MB – Two Brandon University (BU) students are the first recipients of a new bursary to be awarded each year to post-secondary students of Aboriginal descent. Kyla Smith, a second year Native Studies student, and Jacqueline Sinclair, in her final year of a Creative Arts degree, were presented with the Inter-provincial Association of Native […]

Students Respond to Call to Give Blood

BRANDON, MB – More than 50 Brandon University (BU) students and the Brandon Bobcat’s sports mascot rallied to give the gift of life, in support of a Brandon-area infant that requires weekly blood transfusions. Fifteen month old Bailey Phillips was born with the virus Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and her own body is consuming blood platelets as […]

Lost ring returned after nearly 30 years

Former Star Athlete Researches Sports and Special Needs

BRANDON, MB – A student at Brandon University (BU) is undertaking a year-long study to investigate the effects of school sports on special needs students. Raisa Rybinski, in her second year of BU’s Master of Education degree, has been awarded a $17,500 federal grant to assist her research project, entitled Sports Inclusion and Special Education. […]

Significant Gift Benefits Post-Secondary Students

BRANDON, Man. (November 28, 2014)—A substantial gift from a Westman couple with deep ties to the area will assist future students at Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in achieving their educational goals. The Mel and Ruth Turnbull Trust is providing identical endowments of $261,589 to both institutions in support of student awards. […]

Professor Organizes Brandon’s First TubaChristmas

BRANDON, MB – TubaChristmas is coming to Brandon this weekend, and Aaron Wilson from the Brandon University (BU) School of Music is inviting everyone to get involved by playing or attending the performance of seasonal music played on tubas. “This is the very first TubaChristmas in Brandon,” says Wilson, the new Assistant Professor of Low […]

Community to Shape Future of Fitness Facility

BRANDON, MB – The Heathy Living Centre at Brandon University (BU) has recorded more than 60,000 visits by area residents during its inaugural year of operation, and this week members and non-members alike will have the opportunity to help guide development of future programming and community use. The first-ever Community Conversation is being held Wednesday […]

Aboriginal Rights Advocate Applauds Ontario Court Decision

BRANDON, MB – An internationally-recognized voice in Indigenous health and the law at Brandon University (BU) is hailing an Ontario court decision on constitutionally protected rights to traditional medicine as “precedent-setting”. Dr. Yvonne Boyer, BU’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, was commenting on last week’s judgment rejecting an application from a Hamilton […]

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