Month: January 2015

At the MAFRD booth, Rhonda Linde talks about transitions or succession from the parents to young farmers. In a MNP theatre, Mike Raines of the Western Producer, polls the room of about 80 people and 3 people say they have a plan for continuity.

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BRANDON, MB – Together with their families, student recipients of the 2013 and 2014 Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship celebrated their achievements with members of Brandon University’s senior administration and representatives from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. at a luncheon held on campus in November, 2014.
In attendance was the Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship recipient for 2013, Jillian Chalmers, currently in her second year at BU, as well as the two recipients for 2014; Shannen Wombdiska and Matthew Pratt, both in their first year at Brandon University.

BRANDON, MB – A visiting professor at Brandon University (BU) says academia has developed a “metropolitan bias”, fueled in large part by the reluctance of researchers and theorists to study rural life.
Dr. J.J (Hans) Bakker taught rural sociology at the University of Guelph since 1980.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) instructor and respected elder has been recognized by the Manitoba government as the Aboriginal Educator of the Month.
Kevin Tacan, from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation west of Brandon, is a sessional instructor with BU’s Native Studies department, teaching the Dakota language.

Great things can happen when you draw inspiration from those around you. Jinsung Kim’s story shows how natural talent, coaxed forward and cared for by teachers and mentors, can blossom into a promising future for the young musician.
The celebrated piano student is currently in his final year of a Masters Degree program at Brandon University’s School of Music, under the tutelage of Dr. Kyung Kim. Jinsung modestly recalls the early days of his musical education in Seoul, South Korea.

BRANDON, MB – One of the founders of Brandon University is celebrated in the newest volume of the prestigious Dictionary of Canadian Biography, an award-winning database containing biographies of significant national figures.
SJ McKee, circa 1910
Samuel James McKee was an educator and early settler of the Canadian west, moving from Ontario to Rapid City, MB, in 1882, and to Brandon in 1890 where he opened Brandon Academy.

BRANDON, MB – Year after year, people cite losing weight as their top New Year’s resolution. Make good on your plan in 2015, starting with a free workout during this week’s open house at western Manitoba’s state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University.