Month: July 2023


A familiar face who has built close relationships across campus and throughout our region will elevate Indigenous initiatives to the highest levels at Brandon University.

Chris Lagimodiere assumes the newly created position of Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Initiatives as of August 1. The new role will oversee and direct all major Indigenous initiatives at BU, as well as the work of the Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre and other supports that are in place to assist in the success of Indigenous students at BU. Lagimodiere will also serve as the campus’ primary outreach to the broader community regarding Indigenous initiatives.


Funds raised from a special anniversary party celebrating a grassroots Brandon music festival will go right back towards supporting the next generation of local musicians.

The Ridgefest 20th anniversary party held earlier this month raised $2,000 in proceeds that have now been donated to the Brandon University School of Music, where they will buoy scholarships and bursaries that continue supporting the next generation of local musicians.


Bee U invests in beekeeping equipment

This specialized beekeeping equipment not only ensures the safety of the Bee U team but also promotes the well-being of the honeybees they care for. With enhanced protective gear and specialized hive tools, Bee U at Brandon University is paving the way for responsible urban beekeeping practices in Brandon.

Bee smoker


Bee brush

Beekeeping gloves

Frame clamps

Hive tool

To learn more about all these tools check out the Bee U Facebook page and Instagram!


When Brandon University professor Dale Lakevold attended an on-campus reading of The Seat Next to the King four years ago, he felt right away that the play should be given a full production for Manitoba audiences.

Steven Jackson’s play explores the politics of being gay in the 1960s and will be given that full production at this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, where it opens this Friday, July 21.

Jackson, a former drama student at BU, first had his play produced at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2017.


Congratulations to Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Francophone Studies and Languages at Brandon University. Dr. Mihelakis was recently appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal @nalyses : revue des littératures franco-canadiennes et québécoise.


MELITA – Archaeologists from Brandon University (BU) and the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) are continuing their multi-year investigation of how Indigenous people lived in southwestern Manitoba before the arrival of Europeans — and members of the public are invited to get a first-hand look at their latest work this weekend and later this month.

The research project involves archaeological sites in the Pierson Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Treaty 2 lands, which are the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Ojibway-Cree, Cree, Dene, and Métis peoples.