Month: October 2021

Dr. Denis Combet, Professor in Brandon University’s (BU’s) Department of Classical and Modern Languages, will be a participant in an online event hosted by the Association of French Manitoban Authors and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Université de Saint-Boniface this Thursday evening.

Lisa Wood, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art, has painted the official presidential portrait of former University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Anette Trimbee.
The artwork was unveiled recently at UWinnipeg’s Richardson College.

It is with profound sadness that the School of Music at Brandon University (BU) announces the death of William Gordon, who passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family, on the evening of October 14th.
Professor Gordon, known to so many of us as “Bill”, joined BU’s faculty in September 1970, retired from the full-time faculty at the end of 2013, and continued to teach university courses until 2020.

Music Enrichment at Brandon University (ME@BU) is offering free sessions for students and educators as they return to their school music programs.
The instrument-specific advanced musicianship sessions will be held online on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Sessions will be held for flute, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, trumpet, French horn, trombone and low-brass, including tuba and euphonium.

Six of Brandon University’s most distinguished alumni will be recognized with awards during this weekend’s virtual Homecoming celebrations.
Homecoming, which is traditionally a time for in-person gatherings, class reunions, and festive revelry, has been moved online again this year, due to ongoing public health concerns, as well as to accommodate alumni from around the world for whom travel is difficult during the pandemic.

Brandon University places 18th overall among primarily undergraduate universities, as ranked by Maclean’s magazine in their annual survey of Canadian post-secondary institutions.
This year’s ranking is about the same as last year, with BU continuing to shine with strong library, student supports, and a good student/faculty ratio.

From the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan):
The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce that Luis Ramirez is the recipient of the 2021 SOCAN Foundation George Proctor Prize for his presentation entitled “The Online Composer-Audience Collaboration.” 
Luis Ramirez
The George Proctor Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual conference of the Canadian University Music Society.

Life has taken Merv and Marilyn Letts to cities around the world, and they are celebrating their prairie roots by creating a new award that will help future generations of Brandon University (BU) students achieve their goals.
By generously donating stock, valued at approximately $45,000, they are funding the endowment of the Minnedosa Valley Scholarship/Bursary at BU. With an annual value of about $2,025 per year, the award will support students from Minnedosa Collegiate Institute who display strong academic, leadership, athletic and social skills in pursuing their post-secondary education at BU.
“I still consider myself a prairie kid,” said Merv, who grew up in Minnedosa before attending Brandon College.

Following a successful series of vaccination clinics last month on campus, the Brandon University community has another chance to get the jab this week.
Vaccination clinics to protect against Covid-19 will be held again in Harvest Hall, on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.