Month: February 2017

The numbers added up to major success for the Math Pack, a team organized by Brandon University (BU) Mathematics and Computer Science Professor Susan Roddy for the Coldest Night of the Year.
The Math Pack met its goal of raising $2,000 for the walk in support of Samaritan House, which provides shelter and meals for those in need in Brandon.

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) will begin wide campus and community consultation this month on its draft sexualized violence protocol.
The protocol, developed by BU’s Sexual Assault Advisory Group (SAAG), grew out of BU’s draft stand-alone sexualized violence policy, which was introduced in November and refined after months of consultation.

BRANDON, Man. – The Pro Series premiere of the Manitoba Trombone Collective will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Brandon University’s (BU’s) Lorne Watson Recital Hall.
Comprised of top-notch trombonists, the group will present a programme of chamber music in a range of styles and genres.

Brandon University (BU) will throw open its doors on Tuesday to welcome hundreds of high school students, their parents, and others curious about exploring the possibilities of a university education.
“Whether you’re pretty sure you know what path you want to pursue, or whether you haven’t figured it out just yet, we’ve got all the BU options lined up for everyone to sample during an exciting, jam-packed Open House,” said Courtney Adams, BU’s Acting Director of Recruitment and Retention.

Brandon University (BU) Theatre is preparing to stage the Canadian debut of Boy, a play by Leo Butler that was named one of the top 10 plays of 2016 by The Daily Telegraph in London.
The production will run from March 2 – March 5 at the Evans Theatre at BU.
Boy follows a day in the life of Liam, a young boy without much in the way of a stable home, struggling to find his place in the world.

A Brandon University (BU) researcher is tracking down stories from the Brandon First World War internment camp to use in a virtual reality project.
“I’m hoping to find pictures or stories of people who were there — or near there,” says Joe Dauphinais, a recent BU grad who has been brought on as a researcher for the project.

Brandon University (BU) is celebrating Indigenous Awareness Week with a series of events all week long, presented by the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (IPC).
“We embrace Indigenous culture all year long, and this week is set aside to be a pinnacle of celebration, where we make a special effort to recognize and honour the history and culture that we’re proud to share here,” said Chris Lagimodiere, Director of the IPC and Aboriginal Initiatives at BU. “It’s important to invest some time in acknowledging the traditions of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Oji-Cree, Cree and Métis peoples on whose homelands BU stands, under Treaty 2.”
Along with an emphasis on culture and tradition, this year’s Indigenous Awareness Week will bring awareness to current concerns like missing and murdered Indigenous women.

BRANDON, Man. – The Pro Series continues at Brandon University (BU) on Tuesday, Feb. 14 with an annual treat – the Faculty Concert.
The talented musicians who make up the faculty at the BU School of Music have prepared a Valentine’s Day programme for lovers of great music.

Brandon University (BU) has reached agreements through the approval and support of the City of Brandon and Renaissance Brandon to expand its downtown footprint significantly.
“This is a truly exciting opportunity that we are ready to seize,” said BU President Dr. Gervan Fearon.