Month: September 2019

Brandon University is inviting the community to a “Mental Health on the Prairies Conference and Community Gathering” this spring where everyone will be welcome to discuss and learn about mental wellness and addiction.
The conference and gathering will run from April 29 through May 1, 2020 and will bring together researchers, professionals working in health and social care, educators, community groups, and people with lived experience of mental health and addictions to discuss mental health needs and solutions.

The 2019-20 pro series season welcomes back a former Brandon University (BU) School of Music instructor — percussionist Ben Reimer and his Park Sounds colleague, violist and viola d’amore player Jennifer Thiessen for a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall.
Both are Manitoba-raised – Thiessen hails from Austin and Reimer is from Winnipeg — but most recently, the two musicians have made Montreal their home.

‘Movies for Mental Health’ workshop to create dialogue and action
This upcoming Mental Illness Awareness Week, Brandon University will host their second annual “Movies for Mental Health” an event conducted in partnership with Student Services and North American organization Art With Impact. The event will take place on campus in Evans Theatre from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A new series of free public talks at the Brandon Public Library will bring Brandon University (BU) research to the community.
The inaugural season of the BU at the Public Library Speaker Series will kick off this Thursday, Sept.

BRANDON – While Mini University has wrapped up for the season and the fall academic semester is in full swing, planning is already underway for next summer’s child- and youth-friendly Mini-U learning camps.
Federal funding from Actua, through the CanCode program, will provide $80,000 in new student and teacher training over the next two years, with a focus on digital and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.