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Brandon University

October 2019

Tea and Coffee Alumni Social at the Music Library

Thursday, October 17th @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
John E. Robbins Library
Free

Enjoy one of the best views of campus, through the full-length windows of the Music Library! Gather before the Keynote Speaker on Thursday, October 17th from 5-6:30 pm for the opportunity to socialize with fellow alumni, hear recordings of BU faculty recitals and ensemble concerts, and maybe even leave with a souvenir. Coffee and tea provided.  

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Homecoming: Keynote Speaker Dr. Samantha Nutt – When Local is Global

Thursday, October 17th @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
  • $

A renowned humanitarian, physician and best-selling author will headline Brandon University’s annual Homecoming this fall. Dr. Samantha Nutt will present the public Homecoming keynote at the WMCA on Thursday evening, Oct. 17, as Homecoming weekend kicks off. A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid, and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt, a medical doctor and founder of the international humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA, is one of the most recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. For…

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Homecoming Concert

Thursday, October 17th @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, QEII Music Building, Room 1-60

Greg Gatien Michael Cain Enjoy a casual evening of popular jazz tunes performed live by Greg Gatien, Dean of BU’s School of Music, and faculty member Michael Cain. Meet and greet reception to follow. Limited seating. No charge for registered Homecoming Guests. Register here

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Self-guided tours

Friday, October 18th @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Brandon University

Explore the Brandon University campus at your own pace. See everything that's new, and what will always be the same among our buildings and grounds. Use the map or download our self-guided tour booklet to learn about the history of each campus building. Campus Map Printable Map Self-Guided Tour booklet A limited number of copies of the booklet will also be available throughout Homecoming. Prefer a guided tour? Join a group led by a current student, Saturday afternoon at 2…

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Open Art Show — Sutherland Gallery

Friday, October 18th @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Sutherland Gallery of Art

Brandon University students are presenting personal work at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art through Homecoming Weekend. There is no theme attached to the show, which is open to submissions of work that students would like to display. There is a variety of work, including both personal work from home, and class work.

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Home Opener Tailgate Party

Friday, October 18th @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Healthy Living Centre
$20
  • $

Come out and have some pre-game fun and excitement under the tent for food and refreshments as you get ready to cheer on the Bobcats ahead of their volleyball home opener. Meet up with friends, classmates, or fellow co-workers and kick-off the weekend before heading into the gym for some Bobcat action. The menu includes BBQ ribs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot diggity dogs, with coleslaw, potato salad, Caesar salad and house-fresh kettle chips as sides. Location: Healthy Living Centre…

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🏐 BU Bobcats volleyball home opener

Friday, October 18th @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Healthy Living Centre
$10
  • $

Make some noise for the BU Bobcats' volleyball home opener vs. the Thompson Rivers WolfPack. Show your colours and wear your Bobcat gear — old and new — as you cheer on our teams. Last season, the Bobcat men's team won the league championship and a U SPORTS national silver medal after finishing in first-place in the regular season at 20-and-2. On the women's side, BU had a record of 5-and-19. "It was a special run for our team last…

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Celebrate BU Homecoming at the Observatory

Friday, October 18th @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Brandon University

Celebrate BU Homecoming at the observatory on Friday, October 18th! Join us for an evening of stargazing on the roof! Weather permitting we will have the opportunity to watch the sunset, view some planets, and gaze at the stars! Brandon University Physics and Astronomy Club will be selling hot chocolate and cookies for $1 each at the observatory check in. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-observing-with-brandon-university-astronomical-observatory-tickets-77240286777 Hope to see you there!

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Athletics Wall of Fame Brunch

Saturday, October 19th @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Victoria Inn
$50.00
  • $

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. The 2019 induction class includes: Paul Sanderson Athlete: Volleyball (2007-2011) Teagan Hunter Athlete: Volleyball (2006-2011) Andrew Korol Athlete: Volleyball (2005-2009) Becky Birch (nee Young) Athlete: Volleyball (2006-2011)…

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Self-guided tours

Saturday, October 19th @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Brandon University

Explore the Brandon University campus at your own pace. See everything that's new, and what will always be the same among our buildings and grounds. Use the map or download our self-guided tour booklet to learn about the history of each campus building. Campus Map Printable Map Self-Guided Tour booklet A limited number of copies of the booklet will also be available throughout Homecoming. Prefer a guided tour? Join a group led by a current student, Saturday afternoon at 2…

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80 Years of Science

Saturday, October 19th @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
John R. Brodie Science Centre

The John R. Brodie Science Centre. Join us in the Brodie Building to celebrate 80 years of science education and research at Brandon University, and Brandon College. WORLD CLASS RESEARCH BUILT IN BRANDON World Class Research BUilt in Brandon; posters will be on display throughout the day. Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location:  1st floor of the John R. Brodie Science Building Note research presentations will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm only in Room 212 Clark Hall…

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Cartoon Morning and Cereal Bar: Despicable Me 2

Saturday, October 19th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evans Theatre, McKenzie Building
Free

It's time for more Minion madness! Join us in the Evans Theatre for the Saturday morning attraction, Despicable Me 2. Snacks will include a variety of cereal and milk to enjoy during the movie. Admission and snacks are FREE! Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he's trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League…

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Family Day

Saturday, October 19th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brandon University
Free

Join us for Family Day, with activities planned for everyone. Start the morning with a free showing of 'Despicable Me 2' in the Evans Theatre. The show starts at 10 a.m. and comes complete with complimentary milk and cereal. The first 100 kids receive a free weekend pass to Bran-Con, western Manitoba's first annual comic convention, which is being held right next door to BU at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. There's more family-friendly activities all afternoon long. Try making…

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Indigenous Pipe Ceremony

Saturday, October 19th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
He Oyate Tawapi (Ceremony Room), Health Studies Complex, Room 141
Free

The recently formed BU Indigenous Alumni Reunion Committee has partnered with the BU Alumni Association and the BU Indigenous Peoples' Centre to celebrate Homecoming. Join us at a Pipe Ceremony to share cultural awareness and understanding. Register here

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Indigenous Sharing Circle and Luncheon

Saturday, October 19th @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library
Free

Join us for the Indigenous Reunion Luncheon at 10:30 am, followed by a specialized Sharing Circle celebrating academic and personal accomplishments. Register here

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Guided Campus Tours

Saturday, October 19th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clark Hall, Room 104
Free

Join a guided tour group led by a current Brandon University student to get a new perspective on the BU campus. This tour leaves from Clark Hall room 104 at 2 p.m. Free! We encourage you to pre-register here Can't make it then? Try a self-guided tour or download the Walking Tour booklet.

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World-Class Research: Built in Brandon Presentation

Saturday, October 19th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clark Hall, Room 212
Free

Join us for wine and cheese as we learn about the amazing research undertaken by our Brandon University Research Committee (BURC) grant recipients. Projects will be showcased during 3-minute presentations that will be sure to leave you wanting more. Some researchers will be displaying posters around campus for people who want to learn more research while taking a walk around the campus. Researchers will also be on hand at the event to discuss their work and answer questions. Drop by…

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Open Art Show — Sutherland Gallery

Saturday, October 19th @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Sutherland Gallery of Art

Brandon University students are presenting personal work at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art through Homecoming Weekend. There is no theme attached to the show, which is open to submissions of work that students would like to display. There is a variety of work, including both personal work from home, and class work.

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Dinner & Awards

Saturday, October 19th @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvest Hall
$40.00
  • $

Enjoy an evening with friends and classmates as we recognize special anniversary class years and celebrate the outstanding achievements of BU alumni. Get together with your former classmates and remember the years you shared at Brandon College and Brandon University. Join us for recognizing a trio of outstanding alumni, including a young doctor who returned to Brandon for her practice, a businessman with a lengthy career in recycling, and a health-care professional who turned to academia and service. Jillian DeCosse…

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Self-guided tours

Sunday, October 20th @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Brandon University

Explore the Brandon University campus at your own pace. See everything that's new, and what will always be the same among our buildings and grounds. Use the map or download our self-guided tour booklet to learn about the history of each campus building. Campus Map Printable Map Self-Guided Tour booklet A limited number of copies of the booklet will also be available throughout Homecoming. Prefer a guided tour? Join a group led by a current student, Saturday afternoon at 2…

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Farewell Brunch

Sunday, October 20th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harvest Hall
$20.00
  • $

Share your stories and memories during the open mic as you bid farewell to classmates for another year! Register here

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Alumni & Friends Reception – Ottawa

Wednesday, October 30th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Elgin Hotel
Free

Join the Brandon University Alumni Association & Dr. David Docherty, President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University, at an Alumni & Friends Reception in Ottawa, Ontario. Lord Elgin Hotel 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON 5:00 pm - Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments (cash bar) 6:00 pm - Remarks 7:00 pm - Closing Business Casual Attire Register here by Monday, October 28, 2019

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November 2019

Pro Series Concert: Bryn Blackwood, piano

Tuesday, November 19th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, QEII Music Building, Room 1-60

The programme includes Far Beyond Things Finite by Brian Current, E-Gre's 2019 commissioned work. An up-and-coming piano star, Blackwood stops in Brandon while on a national tour. This marks the Moose Jaw native's return to the stage where he won the 2019 E-Gre National Music Competition. Lorne Watson Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors & Alumni Questions? Contact the School of Music Office at 204-727-9631 or 204-727-7438.

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Bystander Training

Thursday, November 21st @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 129

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility ®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is a workshop designed to encourage participants to see themselves as bystanders who might safely intervene to prevent a sexual assault before it occurs. The format uses recognition of inappropriate behavior, skill building, asking for a commitment to intervene and role modeling what to do. Participants learn the importance…

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December 2019

Responding to Disclosures

Thursday, December 19th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 237

This workshop will explore the myths surrounding sexual assault and how these myths increase confusion surrounding sexual assault. The prevalence of sexual assault on Canadian University campuses is explored and participants will learn about trauma responses that will help explain some of the survivor reactions you may come across. Finally, best response practices and how best to support an individual who has experienced sexual assault on our campus will be demonstrated.  Participants will get an opportunity to role play the…

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Bystander Training

Thursday, December 19th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 129

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility ®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is a workshop designed to encourage participants to see themselves as bystanders who might safely intervene to prevent a sexual assault before it occurs. The format uses recognition of inappropriate behavior, skill building, asking for a commitment to intervene and role modeling what to do. Participants learn the importance…

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January 2020

Responding to Disclosures

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 237
Free

This workshop will explore the myths surrounding sexual assault and how these myths increase confusion surrounding sexual assault. The prevalence of sexual assault on Canadian University campuses is explored and participants will learn about trauma responses that will help explain some of the survivor reactions you may come across. Finally, best response practices and how best to support an individual who has experienced sexual assault on our campus will be demonstrated.  Participants will get an opportunity to role play the…

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February 2020

Bystander Training

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Health Studies Complex, Room 129

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility ®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is a workshop designed to encourage participants to see themselves as bystanders who might safely intervene to prevent a sexual assault before it occurs. The format uses recognition of inappropriate behavior, skill building, asking for a commitment to intervene and role modeling what to do. Participants learn the importance…

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March 2020

Responding to Disclosures

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Studies Complex, Room 237
Free

This workshop will explore the myths surrounding sexual assault and how these myths increase confusion surrounding sexual assault. The prevalence of sexual assault on Canadian University campuses is explored and participants will learn about trauma responses that will help explain some of the survivor reactions you may come across. Finally, best response practices and how best to support an individual who has experienced sexual assault on our campus will be demonstrated.  Participants will get an opportunity to role play the…

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