Month: October 2016

Thirty-four Brandon University researchers who collectively have secured more than $6.2 million in research grants, were fêted at a special soirée to honour their ongoing work to make new discoveries and to advance knowledge.
The event, held Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Harvest Hall, recognized researchers who are working on projects supported by national Tri-Agency research grants.

Brandon University (BU) is proud of the strong resources devoted to students, including unparalleled access to faculty, that are on display in the 2017 Maclean’s magazine university rankings, which were released today.
“Students tell us that they choose Brandon University for our close-knit and student-focused campus, with small classes that enable them to develop strong relationships with their professors,” said BU President Dr. Gervan Fearon.

When Ahmed Awid moved to Brandon in the early 1900s, he was at the vanguard of what is now a thriving Manitoba Muslim community.
Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Alison Marshall says that Awid’s story is both an example of early Muslim immigration to Canada and also a window through which to consider the social history that made it difficult for newcomers to enter and stay in Canada through much of the 20th century.

BRANDON, Man. — How true the New Democratic Party (NDP) remains to its roots is an eternal political debate, and now a new book by a Brandon University (BU) History Professor shakes loose some common beliefs about those roots.
James Naylor’s new book, The Fate of Labour Socialism, reveals the previously unknown history of the CCF.
James Naylor, the Chair of the Department of History at BU, is the author of the recently released book, The Fate of Labour Socialism: The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Dream of a Working-Class Future.

The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University (BU) will welcome back recently retired professor Steve Gouthro for the opening of a new exhibition of his work on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
The oil painting “The Church and the Word” is an example of Steve Gouthro’s photorealism style.
Presence – Steve Gouthro features the work of Gouthro, who taught painting, drawing and art fundamentals in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art at BU for 10 years.

BRANDON, Man. — A remarkable year of research has Brandon University (BU) ready to celebrate.
The University will host a reception at Harvest Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25 to recognize 34 BU researchers who are working on projects supported by national Tri-Agency research grants.

Curt Shoultz
Brandon University is pleased to welcome Curt Shoultz as Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, effective November 1.
“It’s an important part of the Brandon University mission to continue to improve our methods of teaching and learning, particularly through new technology, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology is a key component of that mission,” said Dr. W. Dean Care, Associate Vice-President (Teaching & Learning) and Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies. “Curt Shoultz’ background in an educational leader, his keen interest in emerging and evolving technology, and his enthusiasm for the latest research make him a natural fit for this Director position.

BRANDON, Man. — Language barriers and transportation are some of the common challenges for refugees settling in rural Manitoba based on case studies by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) that looked at five communities.
The case studies were carried out in conjunction with the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) through funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.