Month: May 2013

BRANDON, MB – Clothed in traditional cap and gown, 558 students received their degrees during graduation exercises at Brandon University (BU) on Friday, May 31st. Capacity crowds of more than 2500 people cheered the grads, during morning and afternoon programs in BU’s Healthy Living Centre.

BRANDON, MB – With drumming, singing and dancers in regalia, Aboriginal students from Brandon University (BU) were honoured during the annual Graduation Pow Wow on Wednesday, May 29th in the Henry Champ Gymnasium, Health Living Centre.
Opening ceremonies, Grad Pow Wow 2013
The event drew more than 250 people, including grads and their families, elders, Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst, Brandon Police Service Chief Ian Grant, BU dignitaries and community members.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor has been awarded a federal grant to study micro-organisms in Manitoba soil that may assist in identifying new infectious diseases of reptiles and other animals.
Dr. Wendy Untereiner, Department of Biology, says the $135,000 Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will fund several projects over the next five years in Brandon and the Narcisse area.

Two outstanding community builders were among those honoured Friday during the Brandon University (BU) Foundation Annual Luncheon, which recognizes the many who have helped advance higher education at the University in the past year. Mr. Dick McDonald was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and Dr. Jeff Bales received the BU Honourary Trustee Apex Award.

BRANDON, MB – New research by Brandon University (BU) into the amalgamation of rural municipalities in Manitoba suggests that the traditional idea of municipal boundaries has been blurred by new realities of economic growth, provision of services and the mobility of residents.
BU’s Rural Development Institute (RDI) has released two reports examining both the geography of where people live and work and the indicators of strong rural municipalities.

The evolution of local government is often accomplished across Canada in intense periods of activities, followed by periods of little activity.  The related discussions and considerations can be about matching geography and performance of any new municipal unit.

Posted to: RDI

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) alumna with international teaching and research experience is returning to the University as Dean of Education.
Dr. Heather Duncan obtained her Masters of Education at BU and PhD in Education Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.

BRANDON, MB – A national gathering of leading female academic administrators this past weekend hosted by Brandon University (BU) explored the theme of Leading with Integrity.
The annual Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference drew approximately six dozen participants from universities, colleges and technical institutes across Canada.

BRANDON, MB – Research conducted by a student from Brandon University (BU) has been published in a prestigious international nursing journal – a rare distinction since he is a year away from finishing his undergraduate degree.
John Jackson investigated the experiences of registered psychiatric nurses working in Manitoba, writing a study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.