Brandon University’s Senior Colloquium

Monday, April 12, 2021

Drop in for the the day or tune in for any one of our themed sessions. All presentations will be held via Zoom: https://brandonu-ca.zoom.us/j/94440649470.

Research abstracts will give you a short preview of  what each presentation will cover. If the titles whet your appetite and leave you wanting more, simply click the “Read Abstracts” under each section to learn more!

9:00 ­– 10:00 a.m.   Oppositional Politics and Culture

Read abstracts

  • Amanda Hutchison: “Durkheimian Analysis of the Religious Dimensions of Jamaican Dancehall Music”
  • Alexandra Forsythe: “Religious Rhetoric and Political Dissent Before the English Civil War”
  • Aiden Trembath: “When Big Brother Rests His Eyes: A Comparative Literary Analysis of the Historical Politics of Chinese Dystopian Novels.”

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Brandon through the Archives

Read abstracts

  • Paul Refvik: “The Abandoned Youth: Brandon College Students and the Second World War”
  • Alex Lints: “The Father of Modern Brandon? Political Change and Economic Development Under Stephen A. Magnacca”
  • Doug Fidler: “The Social, Economic, and International Causes of the Toal Commission”

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.   Science on the Frontlines – Micro to Macro

Read abstracts

  • Jorge Lozano: Alternative Reduction Software for the CHIRON high-resolution Echelle spectrograph
  • Mackenzie Cullen: “MicroRNA 526b and 655 Regulate Cellular Metabolism in Breast Cancer”

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   How the Land Works: Case Studies in Manitoba

Read abstracts

  • Kea St Paul: “Stream Characterization in the Manitoba Escarpment”
  • Jayde Clandenning: “Remediation Efforts of Soil Pollution and Volunteer Aspects on Greening with The Green Project in Flin Flon, Manitoba”
  • Jana Botha: “Bog Islands in Patterned Fens: Insights into Allogenic and Autogenic Factors on Bog Formation in the Elma Peatland Complex, South Eastern Manitoba”

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Taking Care: Community, Health Inequities, and Lived Experience

Read abstracts

  • Graeme Chapman: “Senior Citizens Clubs against Loneliness: Building Community in a Growing Elderly Population”
  • Jillian Thomas: “Exploring Patient Perceptions Regarding the Therapeutic Use of Art in Mental Health Recovery”
  • Aderonke Olusankanmi: “Program Evaluation of Newcomers in Canada Workshop: Supporting Newcomers Mental Health, Loneliness and Social Isolation”
  • Robyn Allen: “Epidural Use at Brandon Regional Health Centre: An Historical Sociological Analysis”