Section: Conferences


May 10–15, 2024

Queen Elizabeth II Music Building

Three major music events are coming together at Brandon University this weekend and early next week, putting on a series of concerts and performances that promise to wow audiences.

The annual E-Gré competition this weekend will be followed by a conference of the Canadian University Music Society, or MusCan, early next week, as well as a simultaneous meeting of the Canadian Network for Musicians’ Health and Wellness (CNMHW).


Women in the criminal justice system will share their perspectives next week in a public symposium organized by Brandon University (BU) students. The symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 9, from 3:30 to 8 p.m., in the Gathering Space of the John E. Robbins Library. Participants will include local women from a wide spectrum of justice careers, including a judge, a police constable, a corrections officer, re-integration specialists from the John Howard Society, and a specialist in restorative justice.


From left: Sunday Franji (First Black Councillor in Brandon), Dr. Aloy Anyichie (Founder, Loy Excellentia Initiative), Jeff Fawcett (Mayor of Brandon), and Councillor Jason Splett during the event.

On Saturday February 24, 2024, the Loy Excellentia Initiative organized an event for all African/Black students at Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC) to mark the Black History Month in Canada,

Loy Excellentia Initiative is founded by a Nigerian-Canadian professor in the Faculty of Education at BU, Dr. Aloy Anyichie.


The 18th annual Da Capo Conference for music educators is returning to Brandon University on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The all-day workshop of professional development opportunities for pre-service and current music educators is organized by BUSMEA, the Brandon University Student Music Educators Association, who are music education students creating professional development opportunities through workshops and other related events.

“BUSMEA is excited to welcome Alexis Silver as the keynote speaker for this year’s conference, who will present a session titled The Value of Teaching with Values,” said Abby Petersen, President of BUSMEA.


Brandon University will host a local business conference, titled “Reimagining Entrepreneurship,” this Friday, November 24, 2023, at the university’s campus. As Canada”s Finest Regional University, Brandon University is thrilled to bring together local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and scholars to explore innovative solutions and celebrate the resilience of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the face of unprecedented challenges.