DRAFT Program

8:30–9:00 AM

Registration and Coffee/Refreshments

Welcome from Acting President or Vice President

9:00–9:20 AM

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

Community member speaking about how BU research has impacted his/her work in helping the local community

9:20–10:20 AM

3-Minute Stories

  • Professors from BU will share their latest research proposals, tell why this work needs to be done, how it will be done, and what will come from it;

Interspersed with:

  • Graduates from BU will present, within a 3 minute video, how their experience shaped their pursuit of graduate studies, and how they are giving back to the community

10:20–10:40 AM


10:40–11:00 AM

Tentative Title – Advice from Colleagues on How to Fund New Research Projects

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

11:00 AM–12 Noon

Tentative Title – The Art and Science of Grant Writing

How to be successful in getting grants:

  • CIHR
  • BURC
  • Francophone Research
  • Community grants

12:00–1:30 PM

Lunch and visioning for the future of research