Category: Education Graduate Studies


The first day of Brandon University’s Spring Convocation celebrated graduates from the Faculties of Science and Education, as well as from the School of Music.

In today’s morning ceremony, nearly 90 Science grads and nearly 40 Music grads received their degrees, followed by nearly 190 Education degrees bestowed in the afternoon ceremony.


Brandon University recognized several long-time employees last week at a reception and dinner in honour of faculty and staff who retired between January 2023 and April 2024.

Nine retirees, with cumulative service of 284 years, were honoured at the event. Five of the retirees were able to attend.


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.


Research and graduate studies will get new prominence at the highest levels of administration at Brandon University (BU), with the appointment of a new member of the senior leadership team. Dr. Bernadette Ardelli has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice-President (Research and 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.