Hundreds of students graduated today, May 30,2014 at Brandon University. Two of the four graduates of a Master of Rural Development have recently contributed to projects and activities at RDI – Immaculate Nabisere and Matt Grills.
BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) will honour two alumni with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the 2014 Convocation on May 30.
Florence Brownridge (BA ’49, BSW ’51, MS Social Work ’58)
Florence Brownridge graduated Brandon College in 1949, and pursued a distinguished career in social work in both Canada and the US. Doug Adams devoted nearly 20 consecutive years of volunteer service to BU in a number of capacities, following his graduation in 1987.
“In their own ways, each of these recipients has demonstrated exceptional, long-time service to Brandon University and its values,” says BU President and Vice-Chancellor, Deborah Poff.
BRANDON, MB – Two outstanding community builders were among those honoured during the Brandon University Foundation Annual Luncheon, which recognizes the many who have helped advance higher education at Brandon University over the past year. Dr. Bill Myers was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and Pat Britton received the BU Honourary Trustee Apex Award.
BRANDON, MB – A capacity crowd is expected to participate this week in the annual Graduation Pow Wow at Brandon University (BU), a celebration involving singing, dancing and a giant pot of wild meat stew.
Opening ceremonies, Grad Pow Wow 2013
“Pow Wow is a tradition among Aboriginal peoples,” says event organizer Rhonda McCorriston, BU’s Director of Aboriginal Initiatives, “a time for celebrating and socializing.
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BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor is co-hosting an international symposium to examine Chinese experiences of racism in Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta villages, towns and small cities from the 1880s until 1960.
Dr. Alison Marshall, BU Department of Religion, and Pauline Greenhill at the University of Winnipeg are presenting “Masquerade, Masking and Multiculturalism in Canada: An International Symposium” as part of their five-year, $287,000 Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
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A giant pink anti-bullying blanket made by the Brandon University Anti-Bullying Society is making its way to Ottawa next week.
The blanket, which measures 32 feet by 42 feet, is covered by close to 7,000 signatures from students to politicians taking their stand against bullying.
BRANDON, MB – A mental health advocate and an historian will be awarded Honorary Degrees from Brandon University (BU) later this month during the annual Spring Convocation.
Rev. Dr. Christopher Laine Summerville is a tireless advocate for recovery-oriented mental health services addressing social prejudice, discrimination and social inclusion.
BRANDON, MB – Three students from the Brandon University (BU) School of Music selected to represent Manitoba in the 2014 National Youth Choir (NYC) in Halifax are now in the Maritimes, performing in a week-long tour. Aliah Nelson, Emma Lytle and Connor Lavell have joined 37 singers representing the other nine provinces.
BRANDON, MB – Educators from school divisions across western Manitoba are converging at Brandon University (BU), for two-day workshop on new ways to help early years students with literacy in language, multi-media and numbers.
Dr. Cam Symons, BU Faculty of Education and one of the conference organizers, says participants will learn how to develop a more inclusive approach that engages all children, especially those challenged by current teaching techniques.