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BU50 Homecoming 2018

Thursday, October 11th, 2018 - Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Canada Sports Hall of Fame

We’re having a party, and you’re invited! It’s been 50 years since the first class graduated from a newly-chartered Brandon University, and we’re putting on a celebration for everyone. Throughout 2017–18, we have been marking this BU50 golden anniversary and it culminates at Homecoming 2018. We are welcoming thousands back to BU, as we celebrate […]

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8:30 am

New Beginnings Research Conference

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Clark Hall, Room 212

Join us as we celebrate research at Brandon University. This conference will connect researchers at BU with interested members of the Brandon and Westman community who want to find out more about the innovation happening on campus. The start of a new research project or creative work is always exciting. The New Beginnings Conference celebrates […]

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Sports Wall of Fame induction ceremony and brunch

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Victoria Inn
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The Dick and Verda McDonald Sports Wall of Fame is located on the second level of BU's Healthy Living Centre. The display features nostalgic memorabilia from past teams and athletes of Brandon University and Brandon College. The Wall of Fame induction brunch is among the big highlights of Homecoming and the Athletics reunion. This years […]

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9:00 am

Homecoming Information Booth

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Healthy Living Centre

There's a lot going on at Homecoming 2018. Stop by the Homecoming Information booth to learn more about the exciting social and entertainment events that are ongoing, to ensure you are registered for the events of your choice, and to get your bearings. Our friendly and informative volunteers will have information packets, pamphlets and maps […]

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10:00 am

‘The Lego Movie’ with cereal bar

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evans Theatre, McKenzie Building

Cartoons on the big screen. It's something for the young, and the young at heart! Join us in the Evans Theatre as we screen The Lego Movie for Saturday morning — but with a twist! Instead of popcorn, we’re serving a variety of cereal and milk to satisfy your morning munchies. Doors open at 9:15 […]

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PrairieCon GamesDay

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Education Building Room 107

Drop in and roll the dice on fun! PrairieCon is bringing a GamesDay to BU Homecoming this year. GamesDays are an informal gathering of gamers interested in getting out to meet new people and play some new (or old) games. There is no registration, slots, or pre-arranged games – just drop in and play! The […]

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11:00 am

Psychology Department Reunion

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elephant Room, Knowles-Douglas Building

As part of BU's 2018 Homecoming reunion, all Brandon University Psychology graduates are invited to join us for a brunch to celebrate BU's 50th anniversary and the 70th year of the Psychology Department. Let's take this opportunity to meet and re-connect with fellow Psychology alumni! For more information, please contact Psychology Department Chair, Shannon Gadbois, […]

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12:00 pm

Campus Bookstore & Forbidden Flavours open for Homecoming

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mingling Area, Knowles-Douglas Building

The campus is open for business! Check out the BU Bookstore for all your blue-and-gold garb, Brandon University mementoes, and so much more. Then, stop in for a coffee or a catch-up at Forbidden Flavours, right next door. Both are located in the Mingling Area of the Knowles-Douglas Student Union Centre, and are popular spaces […]

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BU Family Fun afternoon

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Canada Sports Hall of Fame

Bring your family for an afternoon of fun and games on campus! The BU campus comes alive with activities for all ages. Saturday afternoon is perfect for families to explore BU's buildings, and have fun at Homecoming. Come early for the Cartoon Cereal Bar or drop in on the PrairieCon GamesDay. Both of those start […]

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‘Campus Chrome’ car show

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Canada Sports Hall of Fame

Typical vehicles at Brandon University in the 1960s. Calling all car enthusiasts: Help us bring a little chrome back to BU! Just as our campus shares restored heritage buildings alongside modern glassy construction, Saturday's car show welcomes well-cared-for classics as well as the most recent vehicles, straight from the showroom. Take your vehicle for one […]

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Food Trucks

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Canada Sports Hall of Fame

Feeling a bit peckish? We're welcoming food trucks to campus on Friday and Saturday to fill you up. Confirmed food trucks: Adele's Mini-Donuts Pork Floyd Smoked 'n' Sauced   Friday location: Louise Avenue near 20th Street Saturday location: Front parking loop in front of Clark Hall (200-block 18th Street)

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1:00 pm

Bobcats Soccer — Prowler Cup

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Optimist Park

The Brandon University Bobcats meet the Assiniboine Community College Cougars as men’s and women’s soccer teams compete for the Prowler Cup. Women's Game Start: 1:00 pm; Men's Game Start: 3:15 pm.

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2:00 pm

Open Campus & Tours

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clark Hall, Room 104

Come see what’s different, and what’s still the same. For the self-directed, most buildings are open for you to explore the BU campus and see what’s around every corner. Poke your nose through classroom doors, and spend as much time as you like remembering the way things were. Download a current campus map (pdf) Prefer […]

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Parallel Prairies Book Launch

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library

The Canadian Prairie teems with life—not all of it of this world. Get acquainted with baby dragons, killer insects, faery kings, infernal entities and more, as 19 authors let the Manitoban landscape inspire weird and wondrous tales. You thought the Prairies were flat, plain, and boring. You were wrong. As part of our Alumni Authors […]

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Alumni Authors & Faculty Book Fair

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mingling Area, Knowles-Douglas Building

Paging all authors! We are hosting a book fair for all alumni and faculty who are published. No matter your genre, join us at this book fair to promote your publication and to celebrate your success. All BU authors are eligible to participate, and to sell their own books. Please email Carla Eisler to learn […]

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Philosophy Reunion & Celebration of Dr. May Yoh

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
He Oyate Tawapi (Ceremony Room), Health Studies Complex, Room 141

Join us for this two-part event where we will reunite and celebrate the history of the Philosophy Department and its graduates over the last 50 years. Philosophy alumni at the reunion will also be celebrating the career of Dr. May Yoh, the department’s longest-serving faculty member and one of Brandon University's special educators.

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Bobcat Alumni Games

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Healthy Living Centre – North Gym

Take to the court once more College Cap and Bobcat greats can turn back the clock by playing in the alumni games, featuring former players versus former players. The women’s game goes first, followed by the men’s contest. Dust off the sneakers and play more time wearing the classic blue and gold colours of the […]

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‘In the (K)Now’ student art exhibition

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sutherland Gallery of Art

The recent work of Brandon University Fine Art students will be on display in the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art this fall. The exhibition is timed to be part of the BU50 Homecoming 2018 weekend. The gallery show will run from Oct. 11–26 in the gallery, which is located at 2021 Victoria Ave. The […]

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5:00 pm

Dinner & Awards

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvest Hall
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Join us for a full meal plus dessert, as well as great speeches, class yells, and awards presentations. Relax and enjoy an evening of friendship and a full-course buffet meal in the gorgeously decorated Harvest Hall. Browse through display tables that recall the history of various classes at Brandon College and Brandon University, with traditions […]

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Bobcats Volleyball

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Healthy Living Centre

Women's Game Start: 5:00 pm.

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‘Fifty Fest’ free music concert, presented by Clarion

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Canada Sports Hall of Fame

Acclaimed Manitoba band Royal Canoe will headline a free concert at the BU50 Homecoming this fall. Let's rock the evening away, as some of Canada's most exciting musicians put on a free concert in an intimate concert venue — free! Brandon University's Homecoming "Fifty Fest" will feature Manitoba band Royal Canoe atop the bill, with […]

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6:30 pm

Under the Stars

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Louis Riel Room, McMaster Hall

Get an extremely close-up view of the splendour of the night’s sky through the BU Observatory. You'll meet in the Louis Riel Room, just down the hall from Harvest Hall, and then proceed to the newly renovated deck area atop McMaster Hall, where crisp fall skies will reveal the secrets of the stars and our […]

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7:00 pm

Bobcats Basketball

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Healthy Living Centre

Women's Game Start: 7:00 pm.

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7:30 pm

At the Evans: The Children Act

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.  

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