Month: October 2020

Brandon University today celebrated faculty who demonstrate particular excellence in teaching and in research.
“We have excellent, dedicated instructors who are devoted in the classroom, and the work they are all doing to make sure students have the best experience possible this year is remarkable,” said BU President David Docherty, who announced the awards this afternoon at a General Faculty Council held virtually.

Brandon University (BU) students are battling breast cancer and investigating microplastics pollution with the help of Research Manitoba.
Students Riley Feser and Sachi Villanueva are each receiving $12,000 this year through the Research Manitoba Master’s Studentships Program.

Kiran Nazish, who came to Brandon University last year as a Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor, discussed the effect of covering COVID-19 on mental health on Thursday at a virtual international conference hosted by Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication.
Clockwise from the upper left: Anthony Feinstein, Kiran Nazish, Jane Seyd and Matthew Pearson take part in Thursay’s discussion on mental health and COVID-19 media coverge.

Brandon University continues to monitor the worsening situation in Nigeria and we are extending supports to affected members of our community.
We deplore the ongoing violence taking place, and are concerned for both the physical safety and the mental wellbeing of our students from Nigeria and their loved ones.

A Brandon University history professor who is an expert on pre-Second World War Italy will be leading a workshop and introducing a film that explores fascism and antisemitism in fascist Italy. The event, organized by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, will be held via Zoom on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25. It is free but requires pre-registration.

A Brandon University research project to combat racism in Manitoba has been selected to receive just over $100,000 in federal support from Canada Heritage.
The project, housed in BU’s Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies (BU CARES), will create and distribute videos on social media that explore different experiences of racism, educate people on racism and bias, and support anti-racist actions.

A special beer brewed more than two years ago for the BU50 anniversary is maturing nicely and is currently very enjoyable to savour, says local beer expert and BU alumnus Cody Lobreau.
Brandon University recently caught up with Lobreau to sample two bottles of the BU50 beer, from two different brewing batches.

BRANDON – The Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) is continuing a tradition for this year’s virtual Homecoming by honouring some outstanding individuals.
Teresa Flannery is the recipient of the Brandon University Alumni Association Award for Exceptional Service.

The annual BU Homecoming awards dinner and gala is coming to you this year with a special ‘Bobcat Appreciation Meal’ available for order this Friday for fans, alumni, and the entire community.
While in-person events are on hiatus for the current time, Brandon University and the BU Bobcats are teaming up with Everyone Eats Brandon to create a special meal with a blue-and-gold theme during what would have been Homecoming weekend and the annual Bobcats reunion weekend.