Brandon University’s Senior Colloquium

Monday, April 8, 2024

Stay for the day or stop-by any one of our themed sessions. All presentations will be held in the Louis Riel Room.

9:00 a.m. — Adventures in Fiction

  • Erin Garden, “Under the Maples: Short Story”
  • Ayden Lambert, “The World Ended, Tuesday Evening, after School and a Bit after Dinner, September 27th, 2009”
  • Alex Courchene, “A Paranormal Investigation of ‘The Shining’”

10:00 a.m. — Tales of Manitoba

  • Jessica Old, “The Brandon Folk, Music, and Arts Society: The Creation and Life of a Local Festival”
  • Osten Sahulka, “A Travelling Salesman’s Guide to the UCT”
  • Kalin Contois, “Achieving Connectivity:  Applying the Rural Connectivity Models to the Manitoba Broadband Ecosystem”
  • Keiman Olson, “How Branch Rail Line Abandonment Affected Life on the Canadian Pacific Rail Line: The Lyleton Subdivision”

11:15 a.m. — Through the Eyes of Science

  • Vaishnavi Lakshana Gopaul, “Driving Forces: Investigating the Impact of MYL6B on Breast Cancer Progression”
  • Carthy Caswell, “Can the Proteasome Inhibitor MG132 Restore Emg1 Protein Levels and Partially Rescue Growth Defects in a Yeast Model of Dowen-Contradi Syndrome?
  • Evan Mah, “Analysis of Canis Lupis Diet Behavior in Riding Mountain National Park”

12:45 p.m. — Gendered Struggles

  • Trinity Nylen, “S.L.A.M. | Satire, Liberation, and Misogyny: Women and Women’s Liberation in 1960s Satire”
  • Janis (Daa Won) Kim, “Behind the Front Lines of American Feminism: The Model Minority Myth and its Effect on Asian Gender Minorities’ Leadership and Participation in American Feminist Movements”
  • Renee Ferguson, “‘These are Lying Witches’: Patriarchy Persecution, and the Power of an Idea”

1:45 p.m. — Trauma and Ethics

  • Morgan Dereniwski, “The Walls in Us: The Trauma Bonds in Fiction”
  • Hannalee Munro, “Demography and Trauma in the Brandon University Radiograph Collection”
  • Bronwen Jones, “Area of Origin and Ethical Considerations for the Brandon University Osteological Teaching Collection”

2:45 p.m. — Struggles of Race and Nation

  • Mojisola Obajuluwa, “Examining the Influence of Party Ideology on Government Responses to the Issue of Police Brutality toward Black Youth in Ontario”
  • Jess Giesbrecht, “Pinkwashing Genocide: Israel’s Weaponization of Queerness in the Era of Social Media”
  • Eder Leonel Torres, “The Soviet Union and Self Determination”
  • Richard Waldner, “A Quantitative Content Analysis of Political Phrasing amid the 117th Congress”

4:00 p.m. — Short Fiction

  • Kaelyn Delaurier, “Tales from Parad-Ice: Polar Plunge: A Short Story”
  • Alycia Oleson, “Keep Talking: Short Fiction”
  • Doria Waldner: “Desert: A Short-Short Story”