This week on campus — May 8, 2023


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• Brandon University hosts an open house for prospective students from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to the come-and-go event. More information can be found at

• Métis roots/rock musician Michell Makoons performs and speaks at BU on Friday, in celebration of Manitoba Day. Presented by the Manitoba Métis Federation, Makoons’ appearance will take place at 12:30 p.m., in the Mingling Area of the Knowles-Douglas Students’ Union Centre.

• Brandon University’s convocation ceremonies take place June 1 and 2 at the Healthy Living Centre. There will be four ceremonies, with science and music graduates receiving their degrees at 10 a.m. June 1, followed by education at 2 p.m. On June 2, health studies will be up first, at 10 a.m., followed by arts at 2 p.m.

• Registration is open for Mini University. Weekly day camps, for children from kindergarten to Grade 8, take place from July 4 to Aug. 25. More information is available at Bobcat basketball and volleyball summer camps take place from July 31 to Sept. 1. Camps are available for youth from grades 4 to 12. More information can be found at

• Do you know of BU alumni who have done great things since graduation? Someone who has helped their community? Gone above and beyond in their career? We want to hear about them! Nominations are open until June 1 for the Alumni Awards. More information is available at

» Rob Henderson


• May 10: Spring Open House — We’re opening our doors and inviting you to explore Assiniboine and all we have to offer! Join us for a fun day on Wednesday, May 10 for our Spring Open House at any one of our Brandon campuses and learn more about our programs and post-secondary possibilities. Visit for more information and to register.

• Save the date for June graduation (Brandon): June 16 (for graduates of all other campuses and of distance education and apprenticeship programs that graduate Nov. 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). Find out more at

• Calling all Aggies! To help celebrate over 45 years of ag at Assiniboine, the college’s Alumni Association is collecting profiles on alumni from the Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment. If you’re a graduate from any of the school’s programs, then please consider sharing your story by filling out a Stay Connected form at or contact Lisa at or 204-725-8700, ext. 7124

• Join us for one of our free online information sessions designed to give you the inside scoop on our college, our programs and life at Assiniboine! Register in advance and from the comfort of your own home, log in to learn what Assiniboine has to offer. Visit to register.

• Are you an Assiniboine alumnus and interested in volunteer opportunities with the Alumni Association? The alumni relations office and the association’s board of directors work toward co-ordinating initiatives and activities that focus on increasing meaningful alumni engagement with the college. For more information contact Lisa at

• Do you know an outstanding Assiniboine alumnus who is making an outstanding impact in their chosen profession, community and/or the Assiniboine student experience? If so, consider nominating them for one of the three annual Alumni Awards. For more information contact

» Shaun Cameron

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