Month: February 2013

BRANDON, MB – Three Brandon University (BU) alumni lived the musician’s dream last week, performing in New York City at prestigious Carnegie Hall.
Sarah Hallikas, Annelise Hawrylak and Mitchell Wedgewood appeared on the world renowned stage February 18th with the Toronto-based Eastminster United Church Choir, a 30 voice ensemble selected to take part in a musical production by Distinguished Concerts Singers International.

Photography by Colin Comeau, Brandon Sun
Article by Graeme Bruce, Brandon Sun

For the slew of workers who keep the Maple Leaf plant humming, or those students who chose Brandon University as their stomping grounds, the Chinese New Year celebrations remind Brandon’s growing Chinese community of home.
But three-year-old Tahlia Burton won’t have any memories of her birthplace in southern China.

BRANDON, MB – New student applications to Brandon University (BU) have jumped 20%, to the highest level in four years.
Figures released today by BU’s Admissions Department show that 636 persons have applied to attend the University as new students beginning this fall.

Brandon University (BU) men’s volleyball team has captured the Canada West championship – the team’s first since joining the conference in 2005.
The Bobcats, ranked eighth nationally, downed third-ranked Trinity Western Spartans during weekend playoffs in Alberta.

BRANDON, MB – New research by Brandon University (BU) offers suggestions on managing the rapid population growth now challenging some Manitoba communities.
BU’s Rural Development Institute (RDI), with support from Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, examined two regions with recent upward growths: Neepawa and area surged as much as 20% since 2006 due to local employment opportunities; Winkler and area experienced tremendous population influx through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, including an increase of 63% over 10 years in one rural municipality.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) biology professor is part of a research team that has confirmed an influential ecological theory that seeks to explain the diversity of life in the modern world.
Dr. David Greenwood, with Simon Fraser University evolutionary biologists Drs Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes, discovered that parts of Canada some 50 million years ago enjoyed tropical weather and a wider range of living organisms.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) student invited to the recent inauguration of US President Barack Obama says the experience opened her eyes to the importance of education.
“In Washington,” says Lyne Milette, “I saw that education and ability to communicate are essential to success at a high level.

BRANDON, MB – Two former NHL players are lacing up in this Saturday’s Students vs. Faculty/Staff hockey game at Brandon University (BU), part of the annual campus open-house ‘Winterlude’.
Morris Mott, Professor Emeritus in the history department at BU, played with both the Winnipeg Jets and California Golden Seals.