Category: Education Graduate Studies

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.

Due to the storm, which has closed campus and is expected to cause power and internet outages, the Senior Student Colloquium and Three-Minute Thesis event scheduled for Thursday, April 14 has been postponed to Thursday, April 28th.
The program and Zoom link remain the same are accessible here: www.brandonu.

A skilled educator with experience supporting student success is leading Brandon University’s (BU’s) growing Co-operative Education program this year.
Davion Johnson is filling the role held by Cora Dupuis while Dupuis takes study leave for the 2022 calendar year to complete her PhD in Educational Studies.

What you need to know:

Brandon University opens as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 4
New student Orientation held virtually Tuesday, Jan. 11
First day for most classes will be Wednesday, Jan. 12
Classes to be mostly online to end of January

Brandon University’s Senate has voted by an overwhelming majority to delay the start of Winter Term 2022 by one week, giving students and faculty additional time to prepare for a temporary move to online instruction.
Brandon University will be closed as normal for the holiday break, from Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 through to and including Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

Brandon University’s Laura Janiaski is headed to Western Regionals with her Three-Minute Thesis.
Janiaski, a graduate student in the department of Biology at BU, presented her research on microplastics in a virtual showcase earlier this month, and was selected by community judges as having the best presentation.

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.

Souris teacher Jonathan Filewich, who is a Brandon University graduate and a current student in BU’s Master of Education program, is trying to land some big money to support technology in the Southwest Horizon School Division.
Filewich is one of 20 teachers from across North America in the running for the Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher program for March 2021.

BRANDON – The Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) is continuing a tradition for this year’s virtual Homecoming by honouring some outstanding individuals.
Teresa Flannery is the recipient of the Brandon University Alumni Association Award for Exceptional Service.

A Brandon University student is delivering a positive message about classroom behaviour as she aims to take her research to the national stage.
Natashalee Thompson recently completed her Master’s of Education at BU and her research shows that positive reinforcement is a better option than punitive discipline for managing student behaviour in schools.