Month: July 2013

BRANDON, MB – A key member from one of the country’s top comprehensive universities is joining the student success team at Brandon University (BU).
Tom Brophy assumes the new role of Associate Vice-President (Student Services and Enrolment Management) and University Registrar.

BRANDON, MB – A student from the Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES) program at Brandon University (BU), chosen to attend an international crisis management conference, will be pursuing an internship in Germany.
Samantha Durnin, originally from Portage la Prairie, is taking part this week in the 5th Annual BBK Summer Academy, an emergency management conference organized by the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe BBK).

BRANDON, MB – Four graduating students from Brandon University (BU) have been awarded federal scholarships, given each year to top-ranking applicants furthering their educations in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
In total, $70,000 in scholarships from the Tri-Agency’s Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) will be split among the BU students.

BRANDON, MB – Exceptional musicians from around the world are returning to Brandon for the week-long Augustfest Homecoming Concert Series, an annual festival featuring performers who were either raised or studied music in southwestern Manitoba.
Lorne Watson Recital Hall
Highlights this year will include baritone Hugh Russell, a native of Rivers MB, who has performed with the Danish Radio Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and  the Naples Philharmonic; pianist Sergei Saratovsky, a Russian-born graduate of Brandon University’s School of Music, who has played to audiences in Canada, Russia Portugal, the US and Australia.

BRANDON, MB – The annual Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival will feature a new location for 2013 but the same outstanding performances that patrons have been enjoying for the past eight years.
Festival artistic director and internationally renowned pianist Alexander Tselyakov will perform Unforgettable Masterpieces, including famous compositions from Mussorgsky, Chopin and others.

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) remains a top draw for local high school students, according to a survey done by the Brandon Sun newspaper.
BU students, fall 2012
The Sun questioned 460 students graduating this year from Brandon’s three high schools: Vincent Massey, Neelin and Crocus Plains.

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is establishing a new centre of excellence to support teaching and learning. The Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) will provide leadership in the development of student-centred, evidence-based approaches to teaching within the University.

RDI Research Affiliate, Ray Bollman, in Partnership with the Rural Ontario Institute released the following factsheets on Ontario population and geography.

Overview of Ontario’s rural geography – (June, 2013)
Ontario’s non-metro population – (Vol. 1, No. 1, June, 2013)
Number of non-metro communities by size – (Vol. 1, No. 2, June, 2013)
Rate of growth of non-metro population – (Vol. 1, No.3, June, 2013)
Historical patterns of community demographic change – (Vol. 1, No. 4, June, 2013)
Components of population change (Vol. 1, No. 5, July, 2013)
Immigrant arrivals in 2012 (Vol. 1, No.6, July, 2013)
Where are immigrants residing now (Vol. 1, No. 7, July, 2013)
Growth in number of seniors (Vol. 1, No. 8, July, 2013)

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The International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) 2013 Summer Institute brought students from Canada, United States, and Europe where they shared rural research interests, learned comparative methods, and examined food system practices in various regional sites around Bertinoro, Italy.
Rural Development Institute sponsored the attendance of two Department of Rural Development Masters students–Immaculate Nabisere and Jack Lovell.

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