Brandon University Students' Union
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BUSU strives to enhance student life and the quality of education through consultation, representation, and advocacy

 

 

STAFF & OFFICE INFORMATION

general manager
Ashley taron

(204)727-9682 gm@busu.ca

Office & Services Manager
Brittany Grieve

(204)727-9657 om@busu.ca

Office assistants
Brooklyn, alec, bahja, ben & maero

(204)727-9660 officeassistant@busu.ca

Creative Media Assistant
wendy s.

(204)727-9660 cma@busu.ca


Office closures:

September 3rd, 2018 - Labour Day
October 8th, 2018 - Thanksgiving Day

November 12th, 2018 - Remembrance Day Observed
Saturday December 22nd, 2018-
Tuesday January 1st, 2019

February 18th, 2019 - Louis Riel Day
April 19th, 2019 - Good Friday
May 20th, 2019 - Victoria Day
July 1st, 2019 - Canada Day  

August 5th, 2019 - Civic Holiday

Office hours:

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed

 
 
 

Knowles Douglas Student Union Centre

 
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History

The Knowles Douglas Student Union Centre (KDC) was originally constructed in 1922 as the Citizen’s Science Building.  This building, part of the original Brandon College, served as the home of the Brandon University Science Faculty until the 1960’s with the construction of the Brodie Science Centre and later served as the home of the Drama Department along with other university functions until being turned over to the Brandon University Students’ Union in 1985.

The Building is administered by the Knowles Douglas Commission which is a partnership corporation majority controlled by the students’ union with representation from the university, faculty association and alumni.  The current name of the centre honors two of Brandon University’s famous graduates– Tommy Douglas and Stanley Knowles.

The current building complex consists of two components – the first being the original Citizen’s Science Building and the second component consisting of a student common space (aptly named The Mingling Area), the BU bookstore, SUDS, Forbidden Flavours Coffee, Look Music, and Headlines Hair Studio.

The original building is a provincially designated heritage site, having been so listed in 1992.  This building represents one of the few remaining examples of gothic revival architecture in the city.  The distinctive steep pitched roofline of the building is a prominent feature on the campus.