Month: January 2020

The Brandon University (BU) Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art will present a pair of public talks in Brandon next week.
On Monday, Feb. 3, Sherry Farrell Racette will visit the Manitoba Métis Federation — South West Region building at 656 Sixth St. for her presentation “Beads, Silk and Quill: Métis Women’s Art.” The free talk will begin at 7 p.m.

Following an extensive international search, a librarian and information management expert with experience in the private, public and academic sectors will join Brandon University as Chief Information Officer.
Melanie Sucha
Melanie Sucha comes to BU from Calgary, where her career at Suncor Energy led her through multiple IT management positions before moving to the provincial Alberta Energy Regulator.

BRANDON – As Canadians mark Bell Let’s Talk Day to focus on mental health, Brandon University (BU) is working to keep the discussion going.
Activities are happening all week long in the Mingling Area and across campus, including de-stress booths, massages, anxiety-reducing activities — and even puppies.

BRANDON – The Brandon University community will be promoting mental health and mental wellness all this week, during Mental Health Week, with a special focus on Wednesday for Bell Let’s Talk Day.
This year’s theme is “Every Action Counts” — a message that helps to reinforce that each of us can do something to either help our own mental wellbeing or to support someone else who may be experiencing mental health challenges.
Elliot is helping promote mental health at Brandon University by modelling for the staff-pet matching contest put on by Student Services.

It’s time to go to the pavilions, and behind all of the amazing entertainment and mouth-watering food are countless volunteers working to make it all happen — many members of the BU community among them.
The Indian Pavilion is one of 10 at this year’s Westman Multicultural Festival, and it features BU professors Gautam Srivastava, Faiz Ahmed and Mousumi Majumder, along with BU alumni.

A student art exhibition at Brandon University is taking a thought-provoking look at dementia, by focusing on interpretations of the brain.
“Use Your Brain” will be on display for the next few weeks in the Tommy McLeod Curve Gallery, on the second floor of the John E. Robbins Library at BU. It was a class project for third-year psychiatric nursing students who are learning about elder care.

Brandon University invites you to join environmental activist Ken Wu of the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance and world renowned conservation biologist Dr. Reed Noss for informative and inspiring presentations on the science, geography, and politics of protecting nature in Canada as we commence 2020, the year in which an unprecedented focus on biodiversity conservation by the international community will take place.
The public event is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

Brandon University is honoured to welcome Senator Mary Jane McCallum to give a public presentation next week.
Dr. McCallum, a First Nations woman of Cree heritage who was appointed in 2017 to represent Manitoba in the Senate, is a dentist who devoted most of her career to providing dental and medical services to northern and Indigenous communities in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan.