Month: November 2015

Faculty, staff and students from Brandon University helped organize a special film screening in Winnipeg earlier this month in support of youth mental health.
Held at the Park Theatre, the event included an exclusive screening of To Write Love on Her Arms, a Sony Pictures film that wasn’t originally released to theatres in Canada.

BRANDON, Man. ­­– A new research project at Brandon University (BU) will help rural Manitobans get their good ideas to market.
The Rural Development Institute (RDI) has received $182,000 in funding from the Canada and Manitoba governments through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial initiative, for a two-year research project examining Rural Innovation in Manitoba.

The final report for the Rural Museum Archaeological Outreach Project is now available. The project was a collaboration between Dr. Mary Malainey (Brandon University Anthropology), the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) and the Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM).

Posted to: RDI

Chris Goertzen, AMM president, opens the 17th Annual Convention in Brandon to a large full room of local governments. I invited all to take on the intentions of being legendary leaders, locally and across the province.

Posted to: RDI

BRANDON, MB — Business education in Brandon could look a lot different over the next few years, as the city’s two post-secondary institutions have agreed to explore the concept of a hybrid business program and future joint school of business.
“A joint school between ACC and BU would offer significant benefits to learners, employers and communities,” said ACC President Mark Frison.

Manitoba food strategy
While many gathered in Ottawa to hear the appointments of new Federal ministers, others were discussing becoming a trusted food supplier to the world. Mike Evans, President of Alibaba, was pitching his E-commerce solution with 380 clients buying $500 billion a year.

Posted to: RDI

BRANDON, MB – Through fundraising efforts over the past year, led by alumnus, Gerald Butler ’63, Brandon University has provided iPads for all students enrolled in BU’s Program for the Education of Native Teachers (PENT). These students hail primarily from Aboriginal, northern, and rural communities across the province and are working towards an Integrated Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education degree.