Conference Agenda

8:30–08:50 AM

Registration and Coffee/Refreshments

08:50–09:00 AM

Moderator: Alysha Farrell

Welcoming remarks from Dr. Heather Duncan, Dean, Faculty of Education, Associate Vice-President (Research)

09:00–09:20 AM

Sowing Seeds: The Power of Connecting with the Community Through Research 

Moderator: Alysha Farrell

Community members speaking about how BU research has impacted their work in helping the local community

Laurie Bachewich
Erickson Elementary School
Rolling River School Division

Sharon Young
Vice Chair Manitoba
Board of Directors
Canadian Breast Cancer Network

9:20–10:20 AM

Moderator: Penny Tryphonopoulos

Three Minute Research Stories from across BU

Joel Krentz (Education) – Easier training for hard goals: A potential strategy to make increasing muscle mass more accessible

Vince Chen (Science) – Examination of high-grade brain tumours for biomarkers & therapeutic design

Kingsley Ugwuagbo (Science student) – MicroRNA-526b and 655 as a screening tool for early detection of breast cancer

Catherine Baxter (Health Studies) – It’s much more than a job –Internationally educated nurses’ perspectives on moving to rural Manitoba.

Kathryn Chachula (Health Studies) and Emma Varley (Arts) – Perceptions and experience of trauma within undergraduate nursing education

Candice Waddell (Health Studies) – Why can’t she just “get over it”?  A qualitative study on the impact of sexual trauma on women

Nadine Henriquez (Health Studies) – Exploring lived experiences of LGBTQ people utilizing healthcare services in Manitoba

Rachel Herron (Science) – Sharing dance to enhance social inclusion

Andrew Inkpen (Arts) – Ecology and Health

Kristen Lowitt (Science) – Knowledge and stories for Indigenous food sovereignty

Serena Petrella (Arts) – Mino Bimaadiziwin: Food security education and reconciliation in action

Pamela Rutherford (Science) – Why did the toad cross the road?

Aimee Coueslan (Rural Development) – The Latest Research from the Rural Development Institute

Sheila Scott (Music) – Serendipity

Demetres Tryphonopoulos (Arts) – H.D.’s Long Poems, 1942-1961: An Annotated, Scholarly Edition

Candy Skyhar (Education) – Grassroots Professional Growth

Cathryn Smith (Education) -Teacher-led collaborative professionalism

Miranda Bowman (Education alumnus)

10:20–10:40 AM


10:40–11:00 AM

Moderator: Rachel Herron

Funding New Research Projects

Kerry Murkin, Brandon University Manager of Research Services, discusses budgeting for a proposal.

11:00 AM–11:20 PM

Moderator: Rachel Herron


Brent Wennekes, Director, Business Development, Mitacs

11:20 AM12:30 PM

Moderator: Rachel Herron

Successes and Challenges of Grant Writing
Panel Discussion

Bernadette Ardelli  (Science -NSERC)

Cameron Boult (Arts – BURC)

Carly Gasparini (Neighborhood Renewal Corporation)

Penny Tryphonopoulos (Health Studies – CIHR)

Nora Ahmad (Health Studies – BURC)

Demetres Tryphonopoulos (SSHRC)

12:30 1:30 PM

Moderator: Alysha Farrell

Lunch and Feedback