Month: November 2014

BRANDON, Man. (November 28, 2014)—A substantial gift from a Westman couple with deep ties to the area will assist future students at Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in achieving their educational goals.
Ruth and Mel Turnbull
The Mel and Ruth Turnbull Trust is providing identical endowments of $261,589 to both institutions in support of student awards.

BRANDON, MB – TubaChristmas is coming to Brandon this weekend, and Aaron Wilson from the Brandon University (BU) School of Music is inviting everyone to get involved by playing or attending the performance of seasonal music played on tubas.
“This is the very first TubaChristmas in Brandon,” says Wilson, the new Assistant Professor of Low Brass at BU, “but the event has been held for the last 40 years in North America and around the world.

BRANDON, MB – The Heathy Living Centre at Brandon University (BU) has recorded more than 60,000 visits by area residents during its inaugural year of operation, and this week members and non-members alike will have the opportunity to help guide development of future programming and community use.
The first-ever Community Conversation is being held Wednesday evening. Health Living Centre (HLC) manager Maureen Bonar says this event is part of a continuous dialogue to identify community needs for the $20 million HLC, which features a trio of gymnasiums, fully-equipped fitness room with resistance and weight training equipment, eatery, meeting rooms, and indoor walking and jogging track.

BRANDON, MB – An internationally-recognized voice in Indigenous health and the law at Brandon University (BU) is hailing an Ontario court decision on constitutionally protected rights to traditional medicine as “precedent-setting”.
Dr. Yvonne Boyer, BU’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health and Wellness, was commenting on last week’s judgment rejecting an application from a Hamilton hospital that would have seen the Children’s Aid Society intervene in the case of the Haudenosaunee girl whose family had refused chemotherapy at the hospital in order to pursue traditional healing.

BRANDON, MB – The President of Brandon University (BU) has returned from a trip to China with new partnership agreements which will provide exciting learning and exchange opportunities for both Chinese and Canadian students and faculty.
Dr. Fearon on Chinese trade mission
Dr. Gervan Fearon took part in a two week trade mission last month to the world’s most populous country and second largest economy, with representatives from the Manitoba government and the province’s top learning institutions.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) nursing student will compete this weekend on CBC national television against an eclectic group of brilliant minds, in Canada’s Smartest Person.
“This is a once in a lifetime experience,” says 22-year old Alea Ciecko, a 4th year psychiatric nursing student at BU’s Winnipeg campus.