Month: February 2022

A new research study at Brandon University will explore Indigenous approaches to autism in education. Dr. Patty Douglas, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, is the academic lead on the project, working in partnership with Leah LaPlante, Vice President of the Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest, and with Gail Cullen, Executive Director of the Brandon Friendship Centre.

Last night and this morning, many of you will have seen the news of the serious conflict in Ukraine. We know that many members of the BU community are connected to that area, and you may have family or friends who are directly affected.

Rising 30 feet into the air, a new public art sculpture at Brandon University will become a place of gathering, ceremony, and personal quiet contemplation, urging the community to honour Truth and Reconciliation.
Created by renowned Cree/Métis sculptor Kevin McKenzie, a faculty member in BU’s IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art, the sculpture is a work in plate steel, set vertically and intersecting, with a jagged cut taken out of one piece that has then been laced back together.

Brandon University’s Louis Riel Room is now the proud home of a large portrait of the famed Métis leader, donated to the university by the Manitoba Métis Federation.
From 2020: BU President David Docherty accepts a portrait of Louis Riel, presented by MMF vice-president Leah La Plante.

On Friday, Feb. 11, the province of Manitoba announced its intentions to proceed with lifting COVID restrictions between now and mid-March. We want to reassure you that BU has no plan to further disrupt your Winter Term with any changes to our own broader COVID protocols this term.

Brandon University (BU) musicians will take centre-stage when the Brandon Chamber Players (BCP) bring live music back to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall this month.
The featured performers will all be BU School of Music faculty members or Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music instructors when BCP holds its Sing & Strum concert on Saturday, Feb. 12. There will be two performances, beginning at 3 p.m.