COLLECTIVES

Brandon University Aboriginal Student Council

The Brandon University Aboriginal Student Council (BUASC) provides services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Services include an Elders’ Program, a Mentor Program, counselling, and social and cultural events. BUASC also organizes fundraisers and graduation events, and participates in the Canadian Federation of Students’ National Aboriginal Caucus “Where’s the Justice?” and Stolen Sisters campaigns for Aboriginal peoples’ rights.

All students are welcome to get involved. For more information about the Aboriginal Student Council, stop by the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre (located in the A. E. McKenzie Building), or call 727-7353.

Women's Collective

The Women’s Collective offers a variety of services including community networking, a monthly sharing circle, a resource library, free condoms, sexual health resources, a safe space lounge and drop in centre, and access to phone and internet. The collective is also involved in a host of awareness and political campaigns including the “Take Back the Night” march to end violence against women and the “No Means No” campaign against date rape and date rape drugs.

The Women’s Collective is located on the 2nd floor of the Knowles-Douglas Building. For more information, contact the BUSU Women’s Commissioner by calling 727-9660. The collective is always looking for new members—women from all walks of life are welcome!

LGBTTQ* Collective

The LGBTTQ* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-gender, Two-spirit, Queer, and friends and supporters) Collective strives create a comfortable atmosphere for LGBTTQ* students who attend Brandon University. Various campaigns are held on campus to increase visibility, promote education on LGBTTQ* issues, and provide social opportunities and gatherings. Every year, Positive Space Week is held on campus to educate the university community on LGBTTQ* perspectives. The Collective also holds an annual Fantasy Costume Ball and regular monthly bar nights featuring live DJs and entertainment. The Collective aims to celebrate diversity while creating a positive and safe environment for all students attending BU.

The LGBTTQ* Collective office is located on the second floor of the Knowles-Douglas Building and holds regular hours. The Collective meets regularly and always welcomes new members. For more information, please contact the BUSU LGBT Commissioner by calling 727-9660.