Month: May 2017

BRANDON, Man. – The efforts and accomplishments of exceptional students and educators were recognized as part of the Brandon University (BU) 2017 Spring Convocation ceremonies on Friday, May 26.
Over the course of two ceremonies, 520 graduates received their degrees on Friday. Each graduate in attendance was also presented with a scarf by the Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA).

BRANDON, Man. – A new report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU), the BU-housed Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) recommends an overhaul of infrastructure funding for rural areas of Canada.
The report was presented to the Senate of Canada’s Committee on National Finance this month by Dr. Ryan Gibson, a University of Guelph professor and member of the CRRF and RPLC.

“Tennis whites” had a different and much less savoury meaning during the sport’s early days in Manitoba, according to historical research prepared by Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Alison Marshall.
Marshall, who has co-curated an exhibit on the history of the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club, found that the sport was a real signifier of the predominance of British migration to Canada, especially in the early 1900s.

BRANDON, Man. — Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University (BU) and the Sexual Education Resource Centre (SERC) are partnering next week to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
On Wednesday, May 17, a screening of the short documentary “One Gay City: A History of LGBT Life in Winnipeg” will take place in the cafeteria classroom of the college’s Victoria Avenue East Campus.

BRANDON, Man. – Dr. Dennis Anderson, the longest-serving Brandon University (BU) President since BU received its charter in 1967, will be honoured this month.
The BU Board of Governors will confer the title of President Emeritus on Dr. Anderson at the University’s Spring Convocation on May 26. Dr. Anderson served as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1990 to 2000.

BRANDON, Man. – More than 100 faculty and staff members were honoured this week by Brandon University (BU) and its Board of Governors at the BU Long Service Recognition Event.
Those recognized included 15 departed faculty and staff members, many of whom have recently retired.