Month: November 2018

BRANDON – Brandon University’s (BU’s) pro series will bring in Winnipeg-based Baroque choir Canzona for their first-ever Brandon performance on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Under the direction of Kathleen Allan, Canzona will perform at Knox United Church. Joining the signers on the stage will be the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), with conductor Alexander Weimann.

BRANDON – Strong international enrolment has driven Brandon University’s student population to new heights with a sixth straight year of growth.
Brandon University is home to 3,662 students this year, an increase of 3.0 per cent from 3,554 last year, and an overall rise of more than 25 per cent since 2012.

This Sunday, Nov. 25, the Brandon University (BU) Concert Choir will perform Promised Land, by BU composer T. Patrick Carrabré.
Written to incorporate a soprano soloist, choir, percussion, piano and audio clips, this work combines traditional choral singing and speech, along with extended piano techniques and bell strings handmade by the choir.

Brandon University’s 50th anniversary year sparked an extraordinary outpouring of generosity from donors, who responded to BU’s Annual Fund appeal by more than tripling last year’s amount.
More than $370,000 was received between Oct. 12, 2017 and Oct. 12, 2018 — a timeline that ran from Homecoming to Homecoming as Brandon University celebrated its BU50 anniversary.

Brandon University (BU) has unveiled new permanent posters that are being distributed around BU’s campuses to remind and encourage everyone to work toward reconciliation.
Highlights from the TRC’s Calls to Action are featured on the poster.

BRANDON – A group of Computer Science majors became Brandon University’s (BU’s) first team to top all Manitoba entries in the ACM North Central North America Regional Programming Contest last weekend.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, the BU team of Logan Praznik, Jason Klimack and Andrii Hrytsenko took part in the regional competition of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in Winnipeg, one of 12 regional sites where the event was simultaneously staged.

The original Brandon College Honor Roll is on display in the Brandon College Alcove to mark the centennial of Armistice Day.
Brandon University is encouraging reflection and remembrance as the world marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Because Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday this year, the university will remain closed on Monday, Nov. 12 to honour the day. As well, a special display will recognize and honor those from Brandon College who left to fight in the First World War.
The display includes historic versions of the Brandon College Honor Roll, which are available for viewing in the Brandon College Alcove, located on the second floor of the John E. Robbins Library.
The original Brandon College Honor Roll was unveiled in the College Chapel on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 26, 1915.

BRANDON – Brandon University is encouraging staff and students to sprout a new look up top while also checking what’s down below in a month-long Movember promotion to raise awareness for testicular cancer and other men’s health needs.
Movember is an annual global campaign to support men’s health initiatives through November, and is best known for the challenge to grow a moustache (or ‘mo’) all month long.