Month: November 2022

Two Westman teachers – including one who is also a Master of Education student at Brandon University — have won a prestigious national history award for a project that connected their rural students to their community through history and writing while allowing them to leave a legacy of their own. One of their students has also since entered the integrated Arts and Education program at BU.
Hartney School teachers Tracey Salamondra and Carla Cooke have won a 2022 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Salamondra is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree at BU, in the Curriculum and Pedagogy Thesis stream.

Brandon University’s (BU’s) international students drew thousands of views from around the world with the latest stories of their journeys to Canada.
The latest Destination:BU video challenge has concluded with six international students from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America sharing short social-media style videos of their trips to Brandon.

The winner of the 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté (E-Gré) National Music Competition, held earlier this year, will perform a pro series concert at Brandon University (BU) on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Montréal-based pianist David Potvin will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building.

Toronto poet Jacob Scheier offers personal perspectives on writing about mental illness and disability in a public reading and talk at Brandon University on Nov. 29.
Scheier’s most recent collection of poetry, Is This Scary? (2021), explores chronic mental and physical illness, areas of his writing that emerge from personal experience.