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BRANDON – Brandon University is encouraging staff and students to sprout a new look up top while also checking what’s down below in a month-long Movember promotion to raise awareness for testicular cancer and other men’s health needs.
Movember is an annual global campaign to support men’s health initiatives through November, and is best known for the challenge to grow a moustache (or ‘mo’) all month long.

When Brandon University was presented with the opportunity to acquire the former Strand Theatre building in 2016, the BU Board of Governors approved this purchase and with it the investigation of a possible significant BU presence downtown, including the acquisition of neighbouring properties, or the rights to them. This property assembly has been accomplished at modest cost to Brandon University — less than $200,000 in total for the assembly of seven contiguous parcels totaling nearly 70,000 square feet.

BRANDON, Man. ­­– Louis Visentin has been granted the title of president emeritus by the Brandon University (BU) Board of Governors.
The title is conferred by the board of governors upon a president and vice-chancellor who has served the university with distinction while in office.

Brandon University (BU) is joining with Manitoba’s other post-secondary education institutions to improve accessibility.
In response to new standards for customer service set recently under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), BU has formed a committee with Assiniboine Community College, Canadian Mennonite University, the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Red River College, St. Boniface University, University College of the North, the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg to discuss how to best meet the requirements.

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) has dedicated chemistry labs in honour of two former faculty members. The Dr. Bruce & Mrs. Jane Forrest Laboratory for Physical Chemistry and the Dr. Peter Letkeman Laboratory for Analytical & Inorganic Chemistry have been dedicated in recognition of their distinguished careers and their generosity to the institution.

BRANDON, Man. ­­– A new research project at Brandon University (BU) will help rural Manitobans get their good ideas to market.
The Rural Development Institute (RDI) has received $182,000 in funding from the Canada and Manitoba governments through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial initiative, for a two-year research project examining Rural Innovation in Manitoba.