Month: April 2013

BRANDON, MB – Westman native son Henry Champ will be posthumously honoured by Brandon University (BU) this Thursday, when a campus gymnasium is renamed for the late journalist during a ceremony with family, friends and members of the public.
The Henry Champ Gymnasium, first opened in 1965, has been home to four Canadian university national championship teams.

BRANDON, MB – Canada’s preeminent television journalist Lloyd Robertson will be given an honourary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), during Convocation at Brandon University on May 31st, 2013.
Robertson is one of the most trusted faces in TV news, spending 35 years as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country’s most-watched national newscast, CTV National News.

BRANDON, MB – More than 10,000 pennies have been donated to Brandon University (BU) in the past month by residents responding to a public plea by Science professors who use the copper coins in experiments and demonstrations.
Drs Bryan Hill and Mark Berry with donated pennies
“We are overwhelmed by the response,” says Dr. Mark Berry, professor and chair of BU’s Chemistry department.

A dozen Brandon University (BU) professors were pie’ed during the 3rd annual ‘Pie Your Profs’ fundraising event on April 5th.
“It’s good for charity and a great stress reliever,” said organizer Hannah Mazier, a BU student and president of the Brandon University Zoological Society (BUZS). “We raised more than $1,000 for the BU Students’ Union Food Bank and the Canadian Cancer Society.

BRANDON, MB – Some of western Canada’s finest jazz musicians will gather at Brandon University this weekend to perform and record new music inspired by a classic album.
‘Rebirth of the Cool’ will feature songs by seven Canadian composers, including four who will be in Brandon to take part.

BRANDON, MB – Three students from Brandon University (BU) will be continuing their education abroad this fall, after being accepted into a university exchange program involving some 200 institutions.
Kayla Koivisto, a third year student in BU’s Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies program, will attend University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, returning to BU for graduation in the spring of 2014.