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Brandon University



Brandon University (BU) provides a personalized education unique in Canada. When compared with the country’s 50 most popular universities, BU has the lowest student to faculty ratio. Our professors know each student by name and provide a quality of instruction only available with small class sizes. At BU, you are not just a number.

Founded in 1899, BU offers a rich tradition of education, research and scholarship including undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences and a range of pre-professional programs. Our campus blends early 20th century buildings with modern facilities for learning and recreation including the Health Studies Complex, the Glen P. Sutherland Art Gallery and the Healthy Living Centre. We educate our students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders. We defend academic freedom and responsibility. We embrace cultural diversity. We create and disseminate new knowledge, sharing our expertise and resources with the greater community. Explore the compelling advantages at Brandon University. Your University. Your Education.

Areas of Expertise

Undergraduate: Science, Arts, Business, Physical Education, Education, Music, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Psychiatric Nursing.

Graduate: Rural Development, Music, Psychiatric Nursing, Environmental Science, and Education.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:110 beds
Male only:90 beds
Co-ed:270 beds

There are three different residences, each connected to the others and to the main dining hall by glass-enclosed hallways. Darrach Hall is for men and it houses up to 90 residents. Flora Cowan Hall accommodates up to 110 female residents. McMaster Hall is co-ed accommodating up to 270 residents. Each residence offers double occupancy and single occupancy rooms. Facilities in each residence include games rooms, television lounges, multi-purpose rooms, study rooms, and free laundry facilities.

Incoming Students

At Brandon University students can study in the following Faculties: Arts, Business, Education, Fine Arts, First Nations & Aboriginal Counselling, Physical Education Studies, Music, Nursing, Science, Environmental Science, Psychiatric Nursing.

Career Planning

Many students are uncertain what to major in. They don't know how to select their focus from among the wide variety of options, while other students wonder where a given major may lead. They wonder what their future will be like if they choose a particular path. Our counsellors work with career-concerned students using a wide variety of resources. Our excellent stocked Career Resource Centre has all the information students need to make sound career decisions.


Brandon University is looking for “student athletes” who want to achieve academic success and athletic excellence. Contact the Athletic Director for more information on becoming a student athlete. There are also many campus recreation activities to get involved in. Visit the Director of Campus Recreation for a listing of organized sports, workshops, clinics, facilities information, etc.


Many sports clubs and instructional activities are available, such as indoor recreational soccer, soccer, volleyball, badminton, curling, yoga, belly dancing, kickboxing, fencing, aerobics, tae kwon do, pilates, and walking/running. Contact the Campus Recreation Director for more information.


There are many active athletic, departmental, and social clubs at Brandon University. Many clubs organize special events and socials, which are great ways to meet people with similar interests and get involved in activities. If an existing club does not suit your interests, you can apply to BUSU for funding to get a new club off the ground! For a listing of current active campus clubs, visit

Information Technology

Services Provided by IT Services: - Planning and Project Management - Applications (Analysis, Design, Development, and Maintenance) - Systems Integration (3rd Party Systems) - Server Installation and Support (VAX, Novell, and Windows) - System Security (Usernames, Passwords, and Access) - Software installation - Database Administration - Network Administration - Department Background - Internet Support - Helpdesk - Education Technology Services - Media Services - User Services (Consulting, Advising, and Troubleshooting) - Web Training and Support - Computer Hardware Repair - Telephone Set Service and Support


The Equality Resource Centre (ERC) was created to foster a spirit of diversity by ensuring that all students feel safe, comfortable, and fully able to participate in campus life without being subject to discrimination, prejudice, or other forms of hatred, violence, or isolation. The ERC also works in partnership with numerous community organizations to create an inclusive atmosphere on campus and within the Westman area. ERC resources are available to all members of the community, including students, faculty, and local residents. The Centre is located on the third floor of the Knowles-Douglas Student Union Building. For more information, contact the BUSU Office at (204) 727-9660.

Special Services

Student Services assists students in their intellectual, vocational, personal, and social development. Various services such as counselling and learning skills are made available to students requiring assistance. For more information, contact (204) 727-9769 or e-mail, or visit

Affiliated Institutions

Brandon University offers some joint programs with Assiniboine Community College.

Campus Tour

The Recruitment Office provides campus tours for individual students planning to attend BU in the near future. Our Recruitment & Retention Assistant will act as tour guide for your tour. Our campus tour program is a basic one hour tour of the campus that includes a walk through all of our buildings. Find out ways to visit our campus at the following web page:

Modified on March 05, 2019