Late Thursday morning, there was a large crash near Carberry on the Trans-Canada Highway, where RCMP say that 15 people have died, with 10 more injured. They believe that most victims are seniors from the Dauphin area, where a support centre has been established.
Brandon University has risen by one spot this year in the annual rankings of Canadian universities conducted by Maclean’s magazine.
“I’m proud of everyone at BU, where students, faculty, and staff all work hard to support a caring institution that is Canada’s Finest Regional University,” said BU President Dr. David Docherty.
As the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches on Thursday, Brandon University (BU) is welcoming all to gather, listen and learn about Indigenous culture and the harmful history of Canada’s residential schools.
Most campus services will be closed on Thursday, but BU encourages everyone to take time for reflection on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and to participate in community events.
Brandon University is kicking off the Fall Term with a blended approach to the traditional Welcome Week and Orientation activities.
The campus will see more in-person classes, services, and activities starting this week, although BU is continuing a cautious approach to keep everyone safe and healthy.
As Brandon University prepares to welcome back students for the Fall Term, in-person services are already being re-opened, and the entire campus will be open for access on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Most services will be available in-person when the Fall Term begins in September, with Phase Grey precautions remaining in effect.
Safety precautions, such as masking indoors and physical distancing, will remain in place as Brandon University continues to follow its cautious plan for re-opening as laid out in July.
For the upcoming Fall Term, BU’s Phase Grey mid-level precautions will include a limit of 25 students for most in-person classes, with space for physical distancing maintained.
Students living in Residence at Brandon University (BU) will return in the fall to find significantly upgraded internet performance.
The University is working this summer to update the wireless network in its residence buildings to the latest standard, Wi-Fi 6. The project includes improving equipment, optimizing placement of the wireless access points in the buildings, and upgrading the backbone of the network that transports data to and from the internet.
An early-summer introduction to post-secondary life shows how Brandon University has adapted to keep students safe while also delivering a quality educational experience.
“We were thrilled with the turnout, the engagement, and the results,” said Kathleen Richards, BU’s Acting Director of Recruitment and Retention.
Five full days of music, dance, presentations and cultural exchanges are planned as Brandon University (BU) prepares to celebrate Indigenous Awareness Week from Monday, Feb. 10 to Friday, Feb. 14.
Events will take place at various locations around campus, beginning on Monday with the start of the Brandon University Indigenous New Music Festival. The three-day festival will feature workshops, talks and evening concerts.
A remarkable 50 years of service by Dr. Nancy Stanley was among the highlights as Brandon University recognized the efforts of longtime members of its faculty and staff on Thursday.
The University held its annual Long Service Employee Recognition Event, honouring those who reached benchmarks of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or 50 years in 2019.