Month: May 2021

Brandon University (BU) was virtual host to more than 75 mathematicians from around the world over the weekend for the Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting.
The videoconference meeting featured two full days of presentations, including featured talks by Ada Chan of York University, Doug Farenick of the University of Regina, and Judi McDonald of Washington State University.

Brandon University is offering space for the community to display pairs of shoes in memory of the Indigenous children whose remains were found at a former residential school in B.C.
The shoe display, a grassroots memorial that has been started around the country, is now begun in the central courtyard at BU. Everyone is invited to come and add shoes to the memorial, to contemplate the number of victims of the residential school system in Canada, and to grieve.

Brandon University’s flag is at half-staff as the university community joins in mourning the discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s remains found at a former residential school.
Staff, faculty and students are also encouraged to wear orange all week, and to change their Zoom backgrounds or social media avatars, to honour and remember the victimized children.

The Brandon University alumni rolls add a long list of new and distinguished names today, as 569 new graduates are officially conferred their BU degrees at Convocation.
“Today marks a milestone for our graduates, an exciting moment where they receive community recognition for their incredible achievements, as well as the Brandon University degree that they’ll carry with pride forever,” said BU President Dr. David Docherty.

The face of Manitoba’s fight against Covid-19 will be honoured next week at Brandon University’s Convocation.
Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer and Manitoba’s single most visible official leading the fight against the pandemic, will receive an honorary doctorate from BU.
“Since Covid was first detected and then spread around the world, Dr. Brent Roussin has been front and centre leading Manitoba’s response.

Tom Jackson, a beloved Canadian entertainer known as much for his philanthropy and community contributions as for his music and acting, will receive an honorary doctorate from Brandon University later this month at the 2021 Spring Convocation.
Jackson has leveraged his decades of fame as an artist to raise money and bring attention to worthy causes both close to home and around the globe.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Meir Serfaty, who served more than 45 years at Brandon University (BU), will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award later this month at the 2021 Spring Convocation.
“Meir is the epitome of a dedicated academic who has been an inspiration to generations of students as well as to his fellow faculty members,” said BU Vice-President (Academic & Provost) Dr. Steve Robinson.