Month: April 2018

Next week’s Digital Strategies for Musicians conference at Brandon University will include two free evening presentations that are open to the public. Sponsored by BU’s Institute for Research in Music and Community (IRMC), with support from the new Digital Strategy Fund at the Canada Council for the Arts, the conference is designed to assist musicians in better connecting with their audiences.

Two Brandon University Bachelor of Fine Art thesis students, with the support of the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, will be exhibiting their artwork in Winnipeg.
Jill Gervais and Jimmie Kilpatrick will be installing selections of their thesis exhibitions in Ace Art Inc’s Project Room from April 24 to May 4. A closing reception will also take place, on Friday May 4, from 7–10 p.m.

A report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) is informing the work of the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission.
As part of the Commission’s broad public consultation process, it contacted RDI to report on the state of rural and northern Manitoba.

Brandon University and the City of Dauphin have concluded a two-year pilot project that offered first-year BU courses in that city. The pilot project was originally implemented for Fall 2016 as a one-year test, and later extended to a second academic year, through 2017–18.
“We are grateful for the strong support this initiative received from the City of Dauphin, in particular both the late Dauphin mayor Eric Irwin, and current mayor Al Dowhan,” said Dr. Heather Duncan, BU’s Dean of Education.

Today is #JerseyDay as people across Canada don jerseys or wear green to commemorate the recent Humboldt Broncos tragedy. Brandon University is no exception.

A new book by Brandon University professor Dr. Alison Marshall is the first of its kind: “Bayanihan and Belonging” (University of Toronto Press, 2018) explores the experience of Filipino people in Canada, paying special attention to the importance of religion and belief as well as migration.
As a result of this publication, Dr. Marshall has been in demand as a speaker on the topic, with a well-attended and well-received talk on April 5 at Simon Fraser University.

Usually putting “pottery” and “smashed” into the same sentence is a bad thing, but not for Brandon University ceramics students! This year’s student pottery sale smashed their old record by raising more than $1,800 for students and the ceramics studio, toppling last year’s record of $1,200.
The extremely popular sale, which featured one-of-a-kind handmade pottery bowls and mugs, was held Wednesday, April 4 in the Mingling Area of the Knowles-Douglas Student Union Centre.