Month: March 2018

When Brandon University was presented with the opportunity to acquire the former Strand Theatre building in 2016, the BU Board of Governors approved this purchase and with it the investigation of a possible significant BU presence downtown, including the acquisition of neighbouring properties, or the rights to them. This property assembly has been accomplished at modest cost to Brandon University — less than $200,000 in total for the assembly of seven contiguous parcels totaling nearly 70,000 square feet.

Tens of thousands of visitors will be treated to a warm blue-and-gold Brandon University welcome as they stream through the gates of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair on Thursday, March 29, as BU hosts Kids Day at the Fair.
“As Brandon University celebrates our 50th anniversary since receiving our charter, and more than a century of providing quality education for southwestern Manitoba, we are elated to bring a little bit of BU to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair,” said BU Interim President Steve Robinson.

“Planting Seeds of Change: Voices of Indigenous Youth”, a photovoice exhibition, is now on display at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, with an opening reception to take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit accompanies the launch of “Planting Seeds of Change: Voices of Indigenous Youth,” a collection of photographs and stories by Indigenous youth in Brandon and Winnipeg.