Month: May 2018

Brandon University (BU) will hand out more than degrees at its annual Spring Convocation on Friday, June 1.
The exceptional accomplishments of several alumni and educators will also be recognized at the ceremonies at the BU Healthy Living Centre (HLC). Three Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented, as well as three awards for current BU faculty, and the Distinguished Teacher Awards.

A brand-new grand piano for the Brandon University School of Music will provide quality music for students, faculty and the community for decades to come, and will permanently recognize the legacy of Dr. Elizabeth Grant at BU.
Grant originally founded the Brandon Conservatory Chorale in 1981 as a project for her Master’s in Music degree. Since then, it has grown from just 14 members to peak at well over 100 choristers, and has been subdivided into various youth choirs, with singers ranging in age from 5-18, both male and female.

Brandon University (BU) hosted 65 Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from Manitoba and Saskatchewan on Friday, May 18 for the Manitoba High School Case Competition.
Organized by BU alumnus Kyle Prevost, who is now a teacher at Birtle Collegiate, the Case Competition featured teams of students competing in two streams: Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance.

Nearly 650 students from 20 schools across western Manitoba have visited Brandon University (BU) this week to take part in fun and educational experiments as part of BU’s annual Experience Chemistry Week.
Both high school and middle years students take part in Chemistry Week, with each level doing experiments that are suitable for their age level.

Brandon University is exploring private developer options for an ambitious downtown development that could combine new student residences with seniors housing, a commercial component and academic spaces like a black box theatre.
At a meeting on Saturday, May 12, the Brandon University Board of Governors unanimously approved a motion resolving that BU invite discussions with private developers and that feasible proposals be presented to the board by the end of the year.

BRANDON – A Brandon University (BU) Master of Education student has become the second BU winner in three years of a prestigious national award recognizing an outstanding master’s thesis.
Ebenezer Duncan-Williams is the recipient of the Margaret Haughey Award for the best master’s thesis in Educational Administration, presented by the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration.