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Starting this fall, all Brandon University undergraduate degrees will include Indigenous content. The new requirement, which was approved by the BU Senate earlier this year, adds a minimum of three credit hours of approved Indigenous content to any BU undergraduate degree.


Brandon will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on Wednesday, and a ceremonial fire and Teachings House will be held to honour the day on the Brandon University campus.

“National Indigenous Peoples Day has become a highlight on campus, as we celebrate the culture and contributions of all Indigenous peoples,” said BU President David Docherty, who noted that more than 15 per cent of BU students self-declare as Indigenous.

By Eric Bell, Brandon Sun
Brandon University’s student population is climbing as the number of students applying to the post-secondary institution has reached record levels.
“Numbers are looking very strong,” said Tom Brophy, BU’s associate vice-president of student services and enrolment management.

BRANDON, MB – The academic year begins next week with over 500 new students and 2,500 returning students embarking on a new fall term at Brandon University (BU). The first day of class is Wednesday, September 9th, but students will begin getting orientated Tuesday, September 8th.
PUMP (People up Meeting People), a high-energy group-building icebreaker event, is always a big with all that attend.

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) students and researchers are set to display a collection of photographs that show unique interpretations of Aboriginal youth leadership in Success through Our Eyes: A Photovoice Exhibit. The exhibit is part of an overall youth success project to tell the story of First Nations, Métis and Inuit young people across Manitoba.

Blyss Pickering is a passionate advocate for nature and protecting the vital relationships between the urban and natural environments that surround us. She studies the ecological health of riparian forests around the City of Brandon, and is adding to both the social and scientific knowledge associated with municipal development in these areas.
Blyss tries to overcome her fear of frogs by holding one, if only for a moment.

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) has won a Silver PRIX D’EXCELLENCE award, in the Best Institutional Branding category, at the Canadian Council for Advancement of Education (CCAE) Conference in Montreal, QC.
Alex Beshara (right) accepts award on behalf of BU.
The PRIX D’EXCELLENCE is the annual awards program of the CCAE, recognizing outstanding achievements in communications and marketing, alumni relations, fundraising, external relations and student recruitment. BU’s award was in recognition of their submission, “Brandon University: A New Visual Identity”, which highlighted its recent rebrand.

BRANDON, MB – Together with their families, student recipients of the 2013 and 2014 Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship celebrated their achievements with members of Brandon University’s senior administration and representatives from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. at a luncheon held on campus in November, 2014.
In attendance was the Enbridge Dakota Language Scholarship recipient for 2013, Jillian Chalmers, currently in her second year at BU, as well as the two recipients for 2014; Shannen Wombdiska and Matthew Pratt, both in their first year at Brandon University.

BRANDON, MB – A visiting professor at Brandon University (BU) says academia has developed a “metropolitan bias”, fueled in large part by the reluctance of researchers and theorists to study rural life.
Dr. J.J (Hans) Bakker taught rural sociology at the University of Guelph since 1980.