Month: October 2022


Three Brandon University (BU) projects will benefit from more than $130,000 in federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants program.
Drs. Breanna Lawrence, Cameron Boult and Eftihia Mihelakis are primary recipients of the grants, which support short-term research projects in their early stages.

Seven decades of peace research, cross-border collaboration, and student–faculty camaraderie continue today at Brandon University as the Canadian institution hosts Minot State University for the 70th annual Peace Garden conference.
The conference is hosted annually at the International Peace Garden, an international park that straddles the Canada–United States border between Manitoba and North Dakota.

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Twenty-five years ago this week, Brandon University re-opened the doors to its original Brandon College building and the attached Clark Hall, with students, factually, staff and alumni streaming into a completely renewed structure, after a two-year, $12.5 million retrofit (more than $21 million in 2022 dollars).
The Brandon College Original Building first opened in 1901, followed five years later by the attached Clark Hall, then a women’s residence.

Brandon artist and educator Chris Reid presents a window into the realities of homelessness in Brandon in her latest project Twig, a series of short animation films.
Reid will screen her animations in a public talk at Brandon University (BU) on Thursday, Oct. 27. Her work addresses the stigmatization of homelessness and gives a voice to those who are often not heard or listened to in their communities.

Brandon University’s (BU’s) new Director of Admissions and Awards brings more than 10 years of experience in the post-secondary field to her new position.
Anna Frey
Anna Frey will oversee the admissions process as well as the administration of scholarships and bursaries at BU. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Frey holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees.

A pilot project to explore urban beekeeping at Brandon University has had a sweet first year — and this weekend at Homecoming, you can take home a taste.
The ‘Bee U’ project, which attracted nationwide attention with 24/7 ‘hivestream’ video cameras that delivered a close-up look at the bees, saw two beehives mounted on the rooftop of the university’s cafeteria, Harvest Hall during the summer.

A Brandon University professor and his partner, lauded for their expertise around the social and legal landscape of sexual misconduct, will launch their new book in Brandon this week at the five-year anniversary of the start of the #MeToo movement.
In October 2017, Hollywood star Alyssa Milano posted to Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.