Brandon University’s Senior Colloquium

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stay for the day or stop-by any one of our themed sessions. All presentations will be held in the Louis Riel Room or Brodie Building 1-35.

Louis Riel Room


9:00 – 10:00 am

  • Andrea Antoniuk, “Music and Personality”
  • Jakub Marshall, Patti Smith’s ‘Birdland’: Musical Meaning and Intertextual Analysis”
  • Matt MacDonald, “Okafuado: Broken Swords”


10:00 – 11:00 am

Collaborations with Museums

  • Brandon University Students: Paula Mason, Andrea Futrell, Carissa Cole, Karissa Haney, Brian Erixon, Ryuichi Nakahara, Melissa Hollands, Megan Holowick, Dane Kingdon, Jasmine Bajus, Leanne Barcellona, Kaitlyn Bowes, Kayliegh Penner, Karmelle Tower, Kristin Smart, Brendan Macgranachan, Bryce Shewchuk, Ashley Petit, Delicia Dyck, Kelsey Schuddemat, Sierra Bowslaugh.
  • Assiniboine Community College Students: Daniel Kamstra, Cole Davenport, Colin Lowrie, Ievgen Komashko, Daniel Igne-Jajalla, Shay McLenehan.


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Tobi Hoefer, “Evaluating the Effects of Varying Photo Orientation and Overlap on the Accuracy of UAAV-Derived DEMs”
  • Christopher Phillips, “Examination and Observation of the Zeeman Effect”
  • Trent Nelson, “The Influence of the Bowen-Conradi Hutterite Syndrome Emg1 Mutation on Ribosome Biogenesis”


1:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Megan Treloar, “The Boosterism that Built Brandon”
  • Jessi Gilchrist, “Dealing with the Duce: The British Cabinet’s Mussolini Problem”
  • James Maxon, “The Supreme Court’s Sober Second Thought”


2:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Caroline Stitt, “‘Rural Round-Up’: Women of Manitoba Organizing for Change”
  • Emily Bate, “Rural Women and the Vanguard: The Westman Coalition and the Meech Lake Accord”
  • Elizabeth Poirier, “It’s All Been Done Before: Rethinking Objectivity and Values in the Public Sociology Debates through Feminist Theory”


3:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Andrea Grove, “The Effects of Psychopathy on Dishonest Behaviour”
  • Emily Kroeker, “Monsters or Men: Interpreting the Other in Beowolf
  • Theodore Farough, “The Pursuit of Knowledge: A Cautionary Tale”

Brodie Building 1-35


9:00 – 10:00 am

  • Brooklyn Friesen, “The Sexualisation of Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern Europe”
  • Maria Andersson, “Lilith: The Anti-mother and a Commentary on Female Submission”
  • Renate Toews, “The Demonic in Early Jewish Apocalyptic Literature”


10:00 – 11:00 am

  • Trevor Poole, “Development of the Mito Red Assay for the Unicellular Parasite, Cryptobia Salmositica”
  • James Cluff, “Casein Kinase 2 of the SSU Processome’s UTP-C Sub-Complex Regulates Ribosome Biosynthesis”
  • Carrie Bergen, “Identification of the Immunomodulatory Potential of the ‘Wonder Drug’ Ivermectin”


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Matt MacDonald, “The Dracillian Breed, or Flight of the Grypis,”
  • Derek Booth, Scene from “Reunited (And it Feels Not So Good)”
  • Ariele Kehler, “The Grace Tales”


1:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Marilou Buncal, “Soil Analysis and Compost Recommendations for Community Gardens of Brandon, Manitoba”
  • Logan Henry, “Theoretical Analysis of Demand for Retail Locations in Brandon Using Location Allocation Analysis”
  • Steve Patterson, “Wetland Restoration in Eastern Manitoba: How the Physical Properties of the Remnant Peat and Lake Sediments Impact the Spontaneous Revegetation at the Moss Spur Peatland”


2:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Nicole Hughes, “The Tale Teeth Tell: Prevalence of Linear Enamel Hypoplasia in the Tedeschi Skeletal Collection
  • Jennifer Dauphinais, “A Dying People: Medical Racism, ‘Indian’ Tuberculosis, and Canada’s Shame”
  • Maria Schigol, “An Anthropologist’s Last Hope”


3:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Brian Erixon, “Rebels Without a Cause? A Reflection of Student Life in Brandon in the 1950s and 1960s”
  • Amanda Gramchuk, “The Brandon Arts Club”
  • Jesse Windsor, “The Relationships between Need for Cognition, Academic Motivation, Performance, and Year in University”