Month: January 2018

BRANDON – Westman youth will get a head start on learning the valuable skill of coding, thanks to $95,000 of federal funding received by Brandon University’s Mini University through Actua.
Actua, a not-for-profit organization that delivers youth programming in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is distributing funding to 35 network members nationally after receiving $10 million through the federal government’s new CanCode program.

Brandon University will host a second set of community conversations to explore the ongoing development of plans and options for the downtown site with faculty, staff and students, as well as sharing the latest information with members of the public.
Following targeted consultations over the past few months, an earlier round of community conversations this year, as well as open feedback through BrandonU.

The City of Brandon, Brandon University, and Assiniboine Community College have formalized their existing spirit of collaboration and have charted a course for strong partnerships in research and innovation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the three parties today at Brandon City Hall.
Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest was joined by Brandon University Interim President Steve Robinson and Assiniboine Community College President Mark Frison in signing the MOU, which places importance on collaborating on research and educational projects of mutual benefit.

There’s a future in history, and a new Public History program will prepare students to take full advantage of that future by accessing the unique strengths of both Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College.
The new program is the first undergraduate program in Public History in Western Canada and gives students a total of four new options to earn a degree.

Aspiring writers can learn from a pro next week, as Saskatchewan novelist and writer Melanie Schnell visits Brandon University and the Brandon Public Library to share her experience and expertise with students, faculty, and all aspiring writers. Schnell will lead two events on February 1 and 2, jointly co-organized by the Brandon Public Library and the BU Department of English and Creative Writing’s Literary Exchange Speaker Series, supported by the Dean of Arts.

Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre is the new home to a Dynamic Physiotherapy clinic, which will deliver physiotherapy services five days a week in its convenient second location.
“Dynamic Physiotherapy is excited to be adding the second location to our growing physiotherapy practice in Brandon University’s Healthy Living Centre,” said Dynamic’s Darryl Ross.

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) students will benefit from $330,000 in additional support this year through two valuable new bursaries approved on Tuesday by the BU Senate.
The bursaries were created to realize the benefits of changes to the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursaries Initiative (MSBI).