Month: February 2016

Two renowned advocates for human rights will be at Brandon University (BU) for a community talk on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, to mark International Women’s Day.
Dr. Sima Samar and Professor Marilou McPhedran will speak at BU’s John E. Robbins Library to give a presentation discussing “Canadian and International Gender Equality.” The talk is the result of a partnership between BU, the Shilo Military Family Resource Centre and Canadian Forces Base Shilo.

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) students with school-aged children will be able to combine family time with their education this week.
The Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) will host Family Fun Friday, setting up events on the BU campus for students whose children have the day off due to professional development for elementary and high school teachers.

BRANDON, Man. – The John R. Brodie Science Centre will be hopping with students from Grades 1 to 12 on March 20 as Brandon University (BU) welcomes the Canada Math Kangaroo Contest to the city for the first time.
Part of an international competition, the contest will be staged at 39 locations across Canada with Brandon becoming the first Manitoba community outside of Winnipeg to host an event.

BRANDON, Man. – If you’ve ever fallen in love – or out of it – Brandon University Theatre has the show for you.
Brandon University Theatre is proud to present something completely different for its major production this year: Intersextions is not just one play, but nine separate scripts varying from seven to 18 minutes in length.  All nine are by award-winning playwrights, including John Patrick Shanley, the screenwriter of Doubt and Moonstruck, Jane Martin, Jacquelyn Reingold, and Nicholas Pappas.

BRANDON, Man. – It was a whole new ball game for Brandon University (BU) students in the Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity (APA) on Thursday as they welcomed representatives from the Manitoba Wheelchair Sport Association (MWSA).
Students in the APA class, part of the Physical Education program, learn about delivering programs for persons with a disability.

Brandon University is wooing new students this week with a pitch from the top. Deans from the five faculties at BU have been making personal phone calls to high school students from across Manitoba and Saskatchewan to tell them about their programs and answer their questions.
“Even in a texting and social media age, a personal phone call is still the best way to reach out and connect,” said Student Success officer Courtney Adams, who is helping coordinate the two-night phone drive.

A Brandon University (BU) professor is thrilled to be giving a talk this month at the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, Alta.
“It is a real honour to be a part of the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s 2016 Speaker Series, along with so many impressive paleontologists from across the continent and around the world,” said BU Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood.

A series of cheeky, risqué posters are reminding Brandon University (BU) students that consent is sexy ahead of Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week.
The week will be celebrated Feb. 8–14 with events on campus and in the community, as well as online using the hashtag #Ask4it
“It’s fun, it’s high-energy, and it’s enthusiastic — just like consensual sex should be,” said Corinne Mason, coordinator of the Gender and Women’s Studies program at BU as well as chair of the Yes Means Yes! committee on campus that is organizing the week’s events.