Category: Athletics


Generations of deserving young Manitoba students, who have enrolled at Brandon University, have benefitted from major scholarships thanks to ongoing donations from Brian and Esther Pallister.

This year marks the 25th year that the couple has given to scholarships at the university, beginning with their gift in 1999 to BU’s Success in Mind Campaign, although Brian’s charitable giving to the BU Foundation actually began even earlier, in 1990.


Schad Richea’s “off-season” will be anything but. The Certified Athletic Therapist for the Brandon University Bobcats will be representing Canada at the Paris Olympics this summer, meaning that this summer will be one of his busiest. Richea will be joining the Canadian Men’s Volleyball National team at the 2024 Olympic games and his duties have already begun. Onboarding, training, and planning are all underway as he prepares to join the team at the Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence later this month.


A pair of Brandon University Bobcat alumni are coming off the bench for their best assist yet. Jill and Warren Watt, who each played for their respective Bobcat basketball squads in the late 1980s at BU, have generously donated $200,000 to support future generations of student-athletes.

“Both on and off the court, Bobcat student-athletes are committed to their teammates, to our campus, and to our community.


A new tool has been launched to help Brandon University (BU) researchers share their expertise with media, industry, government and colleagues.

The Office of Research Services has partnered with Information Technology Services at BU to develop a searchable online list of experts, highlighting their areas of interest as well as their availability for taking inquiries from the media and public or for research collaborations.

Students and student-athletes at Brandon University will benefit for years to come thanks to a series of scholarships set up by one of the school’s most distinguished alumni.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister today announced gifts of nearly $260,000 that will endow two new scholarships at BU, as well as increasing the value of existing scholarships he had previously endowed.

Brandon University (BU) students are choosing to challenge inequality to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8.
International Women’s Day will kick off Women’s Week at BU as the university’s Status of Women Review Committee (SWRC) recognizes 17 outstanding female students as nominated by faculty and staff members. Profiles of the students appear on the BU website at BrandonU.