Month: June 2021

Pride Month at Brandon University (BU) closes with the addition of a new bursary from the Gender & Women’s Studies Program (GWS) to support 2SLGBTQIA+ students.
With a $10,000 contribution from the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund, GWS at BU has established a new bursary for students who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) which will fund an annual award of approximately $450 each year.

Brandon University’s thriving Co-operative Education program is having another great summer of employment, with 90 per cent of its students working in jobs that are related to their field of study — a stunning success rate with an economy that continues to contend with the pandemic.
“Our outstanding employment success rate, for the second year in a row, is thanks to the exceptional employers of the Brandon and Westman area that have created jobs for our students,” said Cora Dupuis, Co-operative Education Coordinator.

Three Brandon University-linked books were vying for the Margaret McWilliams Award this year, and two of them won.
“Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies,” co-edited by BU history professor Rhonda Hinther, earned the Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History. Also nominated in that category was Politics, Personalities and persistence: One Hundred Years of Psychiatric Nursing Education in Manitoba,” by former BU professor Beverley Clare Williams Hicks.

One year after first surveying healthcare workers to explore the impact of Covid, Brandon University researchers are doing a follow-up survey to check in.
Dr. Rachel Herron
“We know that health care workers are facing a lot right now, and we are so grateful for the time and generosity from those who have already participated in our research.” said Dr. Herron the project lead.

The Brandon University (BU) Department of Geology is bringing old and new together.
As BU marks the 110th year of the study of geoscience at BU, state-of-the-art technology is giving researchers and students in the department a better look than ever at rocks and minerals that are often several million, and sometimes billions, of years old.
“We have some of the best lab facilities of any university in Canada right here at BU,” said the Dr. Hamid Mumin, Chair of the Department of Geology.

Students living in Residence at Brandon University (BU) will return in the fall to find significantly upgraded internet performance.
The University is working this summer to update the wireless network in its residence buildings to the latest standard, Wi-Fi 6. The project includes improving equipment, optimizing placement of the wireless access points in the buildings, and upgrading the backbone of the network that transports data to and from the internet.

Brandon University’s street presence is a little more vibrant, with six new flags hoisted on campus, including multiple Indigenous flags.
“These flags are symbolic of the multiple, overlapping communities that call this land home, and represent a visible sign that Brandon University is a welcoming space for all,” said BU President Dr. David Docherty.