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New Project to Increase Rural and Urban Dialogue

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is leading a new $5.2 million international partnership, including $2.5 million in federal grants, to strengthen the voices of rural and northern communities. The Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) will network scholars, politicians and citizens in a variety of ways including conferences, webinars and publications, to ensure that policy-makers […]

University Helps Endangered Lizards

BRANDON, MB – Manitoba’s only lizard, the endangered northern prairie skink, will receive new protection thanks to efforts by a researcher from Brandon University (BU). Dr. Pam Rutherford, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, has convinced the Canadian Herpetological Society to designate Spruce Woods Provincial Park an Important Amphibian & Reptile Area. The park, […]

Students to Benefit from New Partnership

BRANDON, MB – Student success is at the heart of a new collaborative agreement signed today between Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC), a partnership to explore new courses, research opportunities and student mobility between the two institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will enhance both programming and accessibility for more than 9,500 […]

Students Honoured for Cutting Edge Research

BRANDON, MB – Students from Brandon University (BU) have been honoured for summer research projects, which include understanding drug resistance and creating new synthetic materials to build better computers and medical diagnostic equipment. A reception and research presentation was held for seven BU students sharing $31,500 in Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), plus almost $8,000 […]

2014 Music Festival More Diverse

BRANDON, MB – More performances and more venues mean more opportunity to enjoy outstanding music at this year’s Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, an annual celebration held on the August long weekend featuring internationally-accomplished musicians from Brandon University (BU). “We will be presenting the widest range of programming ever, since the Festival began in 2006,” […]

BU Researcher Going Places with Federal Award

BRANDON, MB – Can something be in two places at once? Dr. Sarah Plosker from Brandon University (BU) has been awarded a federal research grant to explore a long-standing theory which says yes. “The principle of quantum superposition suggests that subatomic particles can be literally two places at one time,” says Dr. Plosker, Department of […]

Prof Discovers Two Prehistoric Animals

BRANDON, MB – A researcher from Brandon University (BU) has played a pivotal role in discovering two new prehistoric mammals which roamed North America 52 million years ago. Dr. David Greenwood’s important finds have just been published as cover story in the July edition of the US-based Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. “This is very exciting,” […]

Outstanding Scholar Joins University as Dean

BRANDON, MB – A passionate writer, consummate educator and lifelong soccer devotee is joining Brandon University (BU) as the new Dean of Arts. Dr. Demetrios Tryphonopoulos is currently Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), the oldest English language university in Canada and one of the […]

National Award for History Professor

BRANDON, MB – A history professor at Brandon University (BU) has been given a prestigious national award for her career efforts in women’s history, which include films, books, and work with the Canadian Human Rights Museum and the Canadian Museum of History. Dr. Rhonda Hinther captured the Marion Dewar Prize, presented by the National Capital […]

Stars Align for Community Star-Gazers

Upcoming Observatory Events Summer 2014 July 1 The Observatory, located atop one of the highest buildings in Brandon is a great spot to watch the annual Canada Day fireworks. Also see the rings of Saturn, the Moon, and deep space objects including star clusters and giant gas clouds called nebulae. August 10-13 The Perseid meteor […]