Month: February 2011

BRANDON, MB — Dr. Di Brandt and Dale Lakevold of the Creative Writing Program on campus will host four events — two on March 7 and the other two on March 10. Ottawa poet Blaine Marchand will be on hand for the first set of readings, collectively entitled “Poems of Love and War”. The following two events will put playwrights Mansel Robinson and Pam Bustin in the spotlight.

BRANDON, MB — Multi award-winning playwright Gordon Portman, a sessional instructor of music, theatre and English/creative writing at Brandon University, has been shortlisted for the current edition of the CBC Literary Awards.
His creative nonfiction work entitled “Ashes and Sky” has received the nod and he is one of five finalists.

BRANDON, MB — The pro series continues with another first — a performance for two pianos and four-handed piano featuring the talents of Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax. Though soloists of great merit in their own right, the couple regularly team up to present keyboard works by composers spanning the centuries.
Noted for her “stylish and refined performances” by Gramophone magazine, and “combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance” by Le Soir, Chung has shared the stage as a soloist with orchestras around the world, like L’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, with which she débuted at the age of ten. An award-winning performer who includes the Stravinsky International Piano Competition among her successes, Chung’s recitals have been heard by audiences in more than 30 countries.

BRANDON, MB — Recently, Dr. Deborah Poff, Brandon University’s President and Vice-Chancellor and Scott Lamont, BU’s Vice President, Administration and Finance, had the pleasure of accepting a donation from the T.J. Rice Family Foundation and Renaissance Station (TJRFF/RS).

BRANDON, MB — The annual Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching conference will be held at Brandon University next week. The Faculty of Education is hosting the event, which is designed not only for student-teachers, but teacher educators, classroom teachers and administrators.

BRANDON, MB — One of Canada’s most gifted pianists and composers, David Braid is among a new generation of Canadian artists making his mark on international stages. Combining harmonic intricacies fundamental to his training in European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s original music engages audiences with a quiet, thoughtful, lyrical voice that does not conform neatly to any one musical genre.

BRANDON, MB – After a search of several months, the Board of Governors at Brandon University has approved the appointment of Dr. Sal Badali as the Dean of Education.
“I am very much looking forward to joining Brandon University as Dean of Education,” said Dr. Badali, who is currently the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Human Resources in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina.