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Brandon University

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May 2021

New student advising begins

Monday, May 17th
Brandon University

Advising for all new students opens on Monday, May 17 — the same day that course registration opens for new students. Advising is required, helping you pick the right courses to achieve your goals.

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New student registration opens

Monday, May 17th
Brandon University

Course registration opens for all new students on Monday, May 17. Register as early as you can so you have the best chance of getting into the courses you want.

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Performance Feedback & Development Process Overview (Staff)

Tuesday, May 18th @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Brandon University
Free

Brandon University's Performance Feedback & Development resources are a collection of tools that help to formalize performance planning discussions on an annual basis and provide the framework for a consistent process of ongoing dialogue and support across the University for non-faculty support, administrative and management staff. In this 1.5 hour discussion, staff will learn more about the resources in detail, and the process for helping to support the performance and growth of employees through ongoing and specific feedback, setting objectives…

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BU Teaching House: Dancing as a Gift – Honouring 2021 Graduates/Relatives

Wednesday, May 19th @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brandon University

Call out to All Nations dancers (pow wow, jigging, square dance, and more)! BU Teaching House invites family, friends and community to record a dance to honour 2021 graduates/relatives and post these on the BU Indigenous Peoples’ Centre Facebook page. On May 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., the Teaching House will gather online to share teachings on dancing as a gift and the many ways dance is used to celebrate, honour, remember and uplift. All are welcome! Join by Zoom:…

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Recognizing & Dealing with Microaggressions in the Workplace

Thursday, May 20th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brandon University
Free 4 spots left

THIS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BU FACULTY & STAFF SPACE IS LIMITED Microaggressions are actions or statements that involve discrimination against people from marginalized groups. These actions are often indirect or subtle, and may be unintentional or even well-intentioned: regardless, they are experienced as painful, demeaning and contribute to creating a toxic work environment for the people who experience them. In this three hour, interactive zoom training, taught by Delia Joseph and Karen Ridd, participants will learn how to…

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BU Cafe Office Hour – Foundational Skills for Career Success

Thursday, May 20th @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Brandon University

BU Cafe and Ten Thousand Coffees want to provide you with perspective from a HR leader at one of the most well known companies in the world. Harpal Sekhon, Head of HR at Johnson & Johnson, is joining our host, Dave Wilkin, for this webinar on which softs skills are essential and lead to long term career success, and how to obtain them!

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BUAA Trivia Night

Thursday, May 20th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brandon University
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Virtual Convocation

Thursday, May 27th
Brandon University

Convocation is the ceremony during which your degree will be bestowed and is the culmination of your undergraduate and graduate education at Brandon University. It is a special and dignified occasion that marks the formal recognition of your hard work and accomplishment. Be proud!

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June 2021

APA 7 Citation Basics

Tuesday, June 1st @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 This workshop provides an overview of formatting papers in APA (7th edition) with particular attention to in-text citations, references and style notes. Students will be shown examples of in-text citations using direct quotes and paraphrasing techniques, and examples of how online resources are cited in the reference section. The instructor will also highlight helpful online resources and discuss the link between proper citation and academic honesty.

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Grammar Basics

Wednesday, June 2nd @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 After this workshop, students should be aware of the most common grammar errors students make, and have strategies for how to address these errors. The areas covered will include comma splice errors, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, active vs passive voice, and proper use of apostrophes. The instructor will also provide links to additional grammar resources.

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How to Write a Good Essay

Thursday, June 3rd @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 Students will learn how to develop research, pre-writing, and writing techniques that will help them write good essays. The workshop will also discuss ways to avoid plagiarism.

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Thesis Statement Basics

Monday, June 7th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Monday, June 7, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 This workshop will cover basic aspects of thesis construction, placement, and development. Students will be encouraged to evaluate sample thesis statements to determine their potential effectiveness.

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Academic Integrity: Preventing Plagiarism

Tuesday, June 8th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 This workshop addresses plagiarism and ways students can prevent it to be in accordance with the university’s academic integrity policy. The focus is on useful techniques for paraphrasing.

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Essay Basics

Wednesday, June 9th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 After this workshop, students should be able to identify the basic parts of the essay (introduction, body, conclusion) and describe how they function. Along with the basic structure, this workshop will cover the following: purpose of the essay, selecting and narrowing a topic, levels of English and use of scholarly language, formulating a thesis statement (brief introduction), evidence and how is it used, and how to access additional…

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BUAA AGM

Wednesday, June 9th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brandon University

All alumni are invited to attend the Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) Annual General Meeting. Please contact us at alumni@brandonu.ca to register. Registration closes June 4, 2021.

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