About BU

Our vision

Canada’s Finest Regional University

Our value proposition

The service we provide to Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territories, to Brandon, and to southwestern Manitoba is unique. We serve our communities and share our knowledge with the country and the world through our research and teaching. We have global impacts while servicing a largely regional population.

Our motto

“Speaking the truth in love” is a motto that reflects our roots. Respect, a duty to truth, and a commitment to action are concepts shared in many cultures, including the Indigenous seven teachings. Our motto is a moral call to action that reminds us of our role and our responsibilities.

Our mission

We promote excellence in teaching, research, creation and scholarship. We educate our students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders. We defend academic freedom and responsibility. We create and disseminate new knowledge. We embrace cultural diversity and are particularly committed to the education of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. We share our expertise and resources with the greater community.