Brandon University

  • Location: Brandon, Manitoba
  • History of Institution:

    Brandon University was founded as Brandon College in 1899. The cornerstone for the Original Building was laid in 1900, followed by the opening of Clark Hall in 1906. Brandon College held affiliations with McMaster University and the University of Manitoba, granting degrees through those institutions before receiving its charter as a university in 1967. The first class to receive Brandon University degrees graduated in 1968, and BU grew rapidly in the ensuing years. Today, more than 3,500 students attend BU at campuses in Brandon and Winnipeg. Notable graduates of Brandon University include Tommy Douglas, known as the father of medi-care in Canada; Juno Award-winning composer Jocelyn Morlock; Brian Pallister, the 22nd Premier of the Province of Manitoba; and International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame coach Andy Murray.

  • Department and Programs Offer:

    Faculty of Arts
    Aboriginal and Visual Arts, Anthropology, Business Administration, Drama, Economics, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, Classical and Modern Languages, Native Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Rural Development, Sociology

    Faculty of Education
    Administration and Educational Services, Curriculum & Instruction: Humanities, Curriculum & Instruction: Math/Science, Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations, Physical Education, Music Education, Graduate Studies

    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Graduate Diploma in Education, Master in Education, Music Graduate Program, Master of Psychiatric Nursing, Master in Rural Development, Graduate Diploma in Rural Development

    Faculty of Science
    Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies, Biology (Botany & Zoology discontinued in 2009), Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography and Environment, Geology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology

    Faculty of Health Studies
    Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health, Indigenous Health and Human Services, First Nations and Aboriginal Counselling

    School of Music
    Honours (General Studies), Performance, Education, Jazz Studies, Graduate Studies in Performance, Music Education and Composition

  • Population: 3500 approx
  • International Population: 350 approx
  • Accommodation:

    Enjoy the convenience of residence.  The cozy BU campus is just a few city blocks in size, so you’re always steps away from your classes and our Healthy Living Centre. Choose from a wide selection of menu items at three different on‑campus dining locations: Harvest Hall (our main dining hall), Charley Biggs’ and the canteen at the Healthy Living Centre. There are over 200 organized activities, social opportunities and other events for those living in residence.

    GPI Canada also offers a Homestay Program option for those preferring to live in a family home environment.   We have an extensive database of host families who are fully vetted and dedicated to providing a safe & welcoming environment throughout your studies in Canada.

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