Month: May 2022

Leading up to this week’s Brandon University Convocation ceremonies, BU’s Indigenous graduates were part of a community-wide celebration of student success.
Brandon University partnered with Assiniboine Community College, the Brandon School Division and Sioux Valley High School to present Our Journey, an Indigenous student graduation celebration.

The first day of Brandon University’s expanded Convocation 2022 celebrated this year’s graduates from the Faculties of Science and Education and the School of Music with two ceremonies today and welcomed back graduates from 2021 and 2020 whose own celebrations had been curtailed by the pandemic.
Reflections on the challenges of the pandemic and what it means for the future were common themes today.

The incredible art of three members of Brandon University’s (BU’s) Class of 2022 will be on exhibition this summer at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM).
Nicole Brasseur, Carly Morrisseau and Faith Rae will be featured in the joint exhibition Reclaiming Our Narratives, from May 26 to July 16. All three are Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art at BU, and the presentation in the AGSM’s Community Gallery is built around their thesis exhibitions.

A total of six valedictorians, representing top academic achievement and community commitment from Brandon University’s graduating students, will be lauded at BU’s Spring Convocation 2022 later this month.
Valedictorians have been selected from every faculty and the School of Music, with the Faculty of Education selecting two this year.

An extraordinarily influential music professor who passed away last fall will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed posthumously at Brandon University’s Spring Convocation later this month.
Professor William Gordon
Professor Gordon, known to so many 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.

A longtime Brandon University library worker known for her devotion to information literacy, to supporting her colleagues, and to being there for the community, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at Brandon University’s Spring Convocation later this month.
Heather Coulter
Heather Coulter’s career as a specialized information literacy professional showed her tremendous commitment to equipping others for meaningful research, scholarly inquiry, and civic engagement, wrote colleagues who nominated her.
“Heather didn’t just work here, she shaped the workplace — and therefore the campus — for the better.