Month: April 2022

Brandon University is continuing to safely re-open the campus in preparation for a fuller in-person experience this fall. The next step in our phased campus re-opening is Phase Gold, which will take effect as planned tomorrow (Friday, April 29) following the end of Winter Term.

Nicole Brasseur’s Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition is encouraging others to consider disabilities beyond those they can see.
An artist from southwestern Manitoba, Brasseur is a student in the IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art, centring her practice around mixed media sculpture and installations. Brasseur has been showing her exhibition, a chronic invisibilty, for the past week at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art. The exhibition focuses on her experiences with chronic pain.

The 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2022 prize winners:

1st Prize: David Potvin
2nd Prize: Gabrielle Gagnon-Picard
3rd Prize: Edward Enman
City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: David Potvin
Finalist Prizes (in alphabetical order): Risa Tonita, Paul Williamson, Andrew Zhou

On April 23, 2022, six of Canada’s best emerging pianists performed live-streamed recitals for the 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) in Piano.
The E-Gré Competition began in 1976 and is the most important annual Canadian and contemporary music competition.

Brandon University has announced details of its plan to support Ukrainian refugees with free tuition and additional aid. The plan offers significant assistance to qualified students, including an alternate admissions pathway, fee waivers, and sponsorship for tuition and non-tuition expenses like residence and textbooks.
“The invasion of Ukraine has created an immense humanitarian disaster, and the entire world must be united in response,” said BU President David Docherty.

Call it Plan Bee: Brandon University is set to be the first location in the city to host urban honeybee hives, with a pair of hives safely located on the roof of Harvest Hall this summer.
A five-year by-law variation was unanimously approved by the City of Brandon planning commission Wednesday evening, and the pilot project will expand up to four hives in future years, providing research and learning opportunities, important pollination services, and delicious honey for the community.

Brandon University and the BU Faculty of Education are deeply saddened by the passing of a long-time professor and celebrated educator with decades of service locally and internationally to his name.
Dr. Pandelis (Pandy) Halamandaris
Dr. Pandelis Halamandaris, known to many as Pandy, is remembered as a caring and thoughtful friend, colleague, mentor and professor who made a true difference in the lives of many.