Month: May 2012

BRANDON, MB — Tomorrow and Saturday, the 101st Convocation at Brandon University will celebrate the achievements of 629 students as they assemble in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium to receive well deserved degrees or diplomas. As well, honorary doctorates and other awards will be presented during each of the ceremonies.

BRANDON, MB — Jazz faculty members, saxophonist Greg Gatien, percussionist Eric Platz and two of their senior students, guitarist Josh Winestock and bassist John Baron will share the stage with acclaimed pianist, John Harmon. The Wisconsin-based musician is also a prolific composer of works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choirs, chamber and jazz groups.

BRANDON, MB — Two Brandon University (BU) faculty members, through their company Root Sky Productions, will present two original plays next month. Assistant Professor of Native Studies Darrell Racine and English and Creative Writing Assistant Professor Dale Lakevold will spearhead a production of the plays at the 2012 MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts in Winnipeg from May 30 to June 2. The following week, they will bring the works to Brandon audiences.

BRANDON, MB — Dr. Mark Berry and his colleagues in the Chemistry Department hosted elementary and high school students in three of Brandon University’s laboratories this week. More than 250 Grade 4 to 6 students and almost 150 Grade 11 and 12 students, from Brandon schools as well as from Douglas, Rivers, Deloraine, Grandview, Elkhorn, Erickson and Birtle, learned from the University experts and applied some of their new knowledge in carefully monitored experiments.

BRANDON, MB — A new option is now available at Brandon University for young musicians with a Performance Diploma from Mount Royal University. Thanks to an articulation agreement between the two Western Canadian institutions, students wishing to continue their studies after obtaining a 63-credit hour diploma from Mount Royal University will have the opportunity to audition for entrance directly into the third year of either a Brandon University Bachelor of Music degree (Honours) or (Performance Major) program.

BRANDON, MB – In just a few short weeks on the job, Bobcats women’s basketball coach Novell Thomas has been busy on the recruiting trail.
Thomas is pleased to announce the commitment of his third recruit of the year in Winnipeg product Carrera Lamoureux.

BRANDON, MB – A little over one week after announcing his first recruit as head coach of the Bobcats women’s basketball team, Novell Thomas has gone back to the Queen City for his second recruit.
Regina’s Maegan MacKay of Balfour Collegiate has signed a letter of intent to play for Brandon University starting in the fall of 2012.