Month: September 2015

By Eric Bell, Brandon Sun
Brandon University’s student population is climbing as the number of students applying to the post-secondary institution has reached record levels.
“Numbers are looking very strong,” said Tom Brophy, BU’s associate vice-president of student services and enrolment management.

BRANDON, MB – Dr. Emma Varley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, has published “Abandonments, Solidarity and Logics of Care: Hospitals as Sites of Sectarian Conflict in Gilgit-Baltistan” in Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry: An International Journal of Cross-Cultural Health Research. The article, which focuses on healthcare delivery sites as conduits for the expression and enactment of Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, represents nearly three years of ethnographic fieldwork and research.

BRANDON, MB – An imaginary line between countries served as a starting point as seventy students ran full force to grab one of the precious dodge-balls that lie in wait. The 4th annual Battle on the Border pitted students from Brandon University (BU) against Minot State University (MSU) in an afternoon of friendly dodge-ball this past Saturday at the International Peace Gardens, located between Manitoba and North Dakota.

By Perry Bergsun, Brandon Sun
The Brandon University Bobcats men’s and women’s soccer teams enter their second season of Manitoba Colleges Athletics Conference play on the weekend with one giant difference.
They now have a brand new soccer field on campus.

BRANDON, MB – MNP is honouring the memory of Shawn de Delley, a long-time MNP employee and supporter of Brandon University (BU), with a significant bursary to assist students enrolled in the University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program.
MNP’s gift of $25,000 will be matched with an equal amount from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI).

BRANDON, MB – Two professors from Brandon University’s (BU) Faculty of Health Studies Psychiatric Nursing program have collaborated on a new book aimed at supporting caregivers in the mental health field. Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness, co-authored by Debra Dusome and John Simpson (retired), explores topics of interest to those that provide care for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness.