Month: October 2012

BRANDON, MB – This past Friday, Dr. Deborah Poff, Brandon University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, was joined by Jamie Honda McNeil, Enbridge’s Manager of Aboriginal Affairs, at a celebration for the two student recipients of the newly-established Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship.
Recipients Sheree Blacksmith, currently in her first year of study in the Indigenous Health and Human Services program, and third-year Native Studies and Languages student, Janine Morin-West, were accompanied by their family members and senior administration from Brandon University to honour their achievement in receiving this award.

BRANDON, MB — A new agreement between Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) will open the door for students to transfer credits directly from their completed Licensed Practical Nursing program at ACC to BU’s Bachelor of Nursing program in the Faculty of Health Studies. The recent approval of a new block-transfer-credit for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) graduates from Assiniboine Community College paved the way for this new partnership.

Rural communities across Manitoba active in age-friendly initiatives were featured in an exchange of practice, policy, and research.
Forty eight leaders from eighteen countries around the world met for three days in Winnipeg to agree on initial pathways involving rural and remote communities to become more age friendly, promote intergenerational activities, engage seniors and encourage seniors to involve others of all ages in transforming places.

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Brandon, MB — Dr. Alison Marshall of the Department of Religion was awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)’s Insight Grants Program. The total value of the research funding is $287,395 and will be distributed over a 5-year term.