Month: January 2017

Brandon University students over the age of 18 have an opportunity to improve health and wellness programs and services on campus through a first-of-its kind survey early next week.
In their student email inboxes, students will soon receive the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), sponsored and distributed by the American College Health Association (ACHA).

A new event to kick off the second term of studies at Brandon University (BU) was such a success that Student Services is already planning an expanded version next year.
Called ‘Motiv8,’ the day-long event was hosted on Saturday, Jan. 21, at BU’s John E. Robbins Library, and featured workshops and advice on academic skills, motivation, as well as snacks, caffeine and stress-busting activities like clay sculpting.

The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University (BU) is offering the perfect outing for those who felt cooped up at home during this month’s cold spell.
Beginning this week the Sutherland Gallery will host Cabin Fever, an exhibition featuring work made by students from BU’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. The exhibition will open on Thursday, Jan. 19, with a special reception planned for 7 p.m.

Small palm-leaf fossils from Alberta, noticed by chance by Brandon University biology professor Dr. David Greenwood, dramatically expand the known range and evolutionary speed of these plants, which are important markers for past climate change.
Dr. Greenwood, working with his graduate student, Christopher West from the University of Saskatchewan, has described an entirely new species of fossil palm, from central Alberta near what is now snowy cold Edmonton.

Dr. Fran Racher, left, and Dr. Kathryn Hyndman are celebrating their retirement from BU this month by partnering with former Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing Classmates to create a new scholarship for Health Studies students at BU.
BRANDON, Man. – Friends and colleagues since meeting as teenagers in 1969, Dr. Kathryn Hyndman and Dr. Fran Racher celebrated their retirement this month by initiating a scholarship that will help future Health Studies students at Brandon University (BU).