Westman Parkland/Brandon University Chapter

Who are We?

The Brandon University Student Chapter is one of three student chapters for the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children.

What do we Do?

The BU student chapter is dedicated to providing Professional and Personal Development opportunities to future educators, and university students. There are various ways we do this:

  • SAGE Conferences (Special Area Groups for Educators)
  • PD Sessions
  • MCEC Conference
  • BU MCEC teacher workshops
  • Yes I Can Awards

BU Student Chapter Executive:

Will be elected in the fall of 2014. Each position is held for one year. If you're interested in sitting on the executive and making a difference at BU and the Westman area please contact us at manitobacec@gmail.com.

Chapter advisors are Shannon Vogel (Brandon School Division) and Cam Symons (Brandon University).

The Brandon University student chapter held a UDL workshop with Jennifer Katz attended by about 180 teachers from Westman on May 12 and 13. Pictured here are the leadership team for the chapter: (Front row) Shannon Vogel, Kristin Cory, Kelsey Kristjanson; (Back row) Cam Symons, Jordana Etkin, Quinn Holmberg, Megan Lobreau.


MCEC offers two scholarships to support grade 12 or returning university students from Manitoba who are pursuing a career directly related to working with persons with exceptionalities. The individuals must be entering or in a current full time education program in a Canadian institution. The scholarship money will be given directly to the recipient upon verification of enrolment. Please see the Scholarship tab on this website for more information.