Month: April 2016

BRANDON, Man. – A well-written business can put an entrepreneur in the driver’s seat.
That was the experience for a pair of Brandon University (BU) students at the recent Manitoba New Venture Championships, hosted by the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business.

The RESPECT Challenge is well underway with more than 60 people having accessed the program and 31 certified.
Watch for this week’s Top 3 to be announced in Friday’s This Week @ BU.

Here are some frequently asked questions we have heard regarding the RESPECT campaign and challenge, with the biggest one being:
Q: It says it is a 90 minute self-paced program…what if I don’t have 90 minutes in my day to complete this?

The music of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and other significant Russian composers will resound in Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall on Saturday afternoon, as pianist Dmitry Rachmanov makes his premiere appearance in the pro series. Currently the chair of the piano department at California State University, Northridge, Professor Rachmanov is a busy recitalist as well as soloist who has appeared in prestigious European and North American halls.

The surge of Progressive Conservative blue that covered Manitoba in Tuesday’s provincial election has some Brandon University blue and gold behind it.
Brandon University (BU) alumnus Brian Pallister is Manitoba’s Premier-designate after his provincial conservatives stormed into power by winning a majority government. Pallister holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from BU and is a former member of the Bobcats men’s basketball team.

Kevin deForest
A Brandon University visual art instructor will spend the next two and a half months in Brooklyn, New York, as artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).
Kevin Ei-ichi deForest, an assistant professor in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, will be creating a new series of paintings during his residency, as he continues to explore hybrid identity, in particular his own “Eurasian” heritage of mixed Japanese and European descent.

A Brandon University (BU) science student has earned a significant scholarship due to her project on the use of Geographic Information Systems in wildlife management.
Brandice Hollier, a Geography major, received an Esri Canada GIS Scholarship in the form of a $900 cash award as well as $6,000 worth of software, textbooks and online training, and free registration for one of the company’s user conferences.

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) is undertaking decisive actions and initiatives to accelerate the development, consultation and implementation of sexual violence, assault and harassment policies and protocols at BU.
“It is even more evident and urgent that the prevention and response to sexual violence be a top priority – every day and on every university campus. The work of protecting the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff requires an ongoing commitment and effort by the entire university community.

In a city where some of the world’s biggest stars draw huge audiences night after night, a group of Brandon University (BU) music students are taking up a five-day residency.
The BU Big Band will be playing downtown Las Vegas later this month, as the high-energy jazz ensemble meets with younger Las Vegas students at both a prestigious high school, the Las Vegas Arts Academy, and a creativity-based preschool and primary school, the 9th Bridge School.