by Glen Kirby
A lifelong Manitoban, career educator and tireless volunteer has been awarded Brandon University’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service.
Bruce Macdonald grew up in Flin Flon, earned Bachelor Degrees in Science and Education from Brandon University (BU).
by Glen Kirby
BRANDON, MB – Student success is at the heart of a new collaborative agreement signed today between Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC), a partnership to explore new courses, research opportunities and student mobility between the two institutions.
BU VP Heather Duncan signs MOU as Premier Selinger, MLA Caldwell, ACC VO Moes, BU President Fearon and Education Minister Allum look on
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will enhance both programming and accessibility for more than 9,500 students enrolled each year in post-secondary education in Brandon and the surrounding area.
BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) will honour two alumni with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the 2014 Convocation on May 30.
Florence Brownridge (BA ’49, BSW ’51, MS Social Work ’58)
Florence Brownridge graduated Brandon College in 1949, and pursued a distinguished career in social work in both Canada and the US. Doug Adams devoted nearly 20 consecutive years of volunteer service to BU in a number of capacities, following his graduation in 1987.
“In their own ways, each of these recipients has demonstrated exceptional, long-time service to Brandon University and its values,” says BU President and Vice-Chancellor, Deborah Poff.
BRANDON, MB – A mental health advocate and an historian will be awarded Honorary Degrees from Brandon University (BU) later this month during the annual Spring Convocation.
Rev. Dr. Christopher Laine Summerville is a tireless advocate for recovery-oriented mental health services addressing social prejudice, discrimination and social inclusion.
BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) associate professor says students must think strategically during their education journey in order to maximize job opportunities after graduation. Dr. Rhonda Hinther, Department of History, made her comments during a keynote address at the New Frontiers graduate history conference at York University in Toronto, a premier annual event that draws participants from North America and Europe.
James Allum, Minister of Education and Advanced Learning
BRANDON, MB – A new Master of Science degree will be offered at Brandon University (BU) beginning in 2014, benefitting student success and the economy in southwestern Manitoba. Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, James Allum, made the announcement today in a science lab on the BU campus.
BRANDON, MB – A new Sports Wall of Fame will be unveiled this weekend at Brandon University (BU), named in honour of two long-time University supporters and community builders.
Mr. Dick and Mrs. Verda McDonald are BU alumni who first met on campus in the 1950s, married, and raised three sons in Brandon.
BRANDON, MB – Next week, 3,000 people from as far away as China, Brazil and the Philippines will start a new chapter in their lives at Brandon University (BU).
The academic year begins with classes and orientation events including a giant outdoor concert in Brandon’s downtown featuring Juno award winners The Sheepdogs.
BRANDON, MB – Four graduating students from Brandon University (BU) have been awarded federal scholarships, given each year to top-ranking applicants furthering their educations in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
In total, $70,000 in scholarships from the Tri-Agency’s Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) will be split among the BU students.
BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) remains a top draw for local high school students, according to a survey done by the Brandon Sun newspaper.
BU students, fall 2012
The Sun questioned 460 students graduating this year from Brandon’s three high schools: Vincent Massey, Neelin and Crocus Plains.