BU Invites Rural Research Proposals

October 8, 2013

BRANDON, MB – A community outreach program which has funded projects as diverse as attracting new campground users, to mapping World War l trenches, to measuring the response of emergency services, is accepting new proposals.

The Brandon University (BU) Community Outreach Service contributes as much as $3,000 per project to organizations and individuals wishing to collaborate with the University on research initiatives. Projects can be proposed by community members, University employees or students but must involve a faculty member to be eligible for funding.

Each year, the BU Community Outreach Service, with funding assistance from Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI), helps facilitate six to eight new research projects impacting agriculture and rural areas.

Camp Hughes Survey 2013 (web)BU anthropology professor Suyoko Tsukamoto has just finished an extension survey of the military training trenches dug during World War l at Camp Hughes, a half hour’s drive from Brandon. “Our community project, in collaboration with the RCA Museum, CFB Shilo, will provide valuable information necessary to preserve this National Historic Site,” she says, “one of the last Great War trench systems in the world.”

Other previous projects involve water analysis in Killarney Lake, music programming in rural Manitoba, and turning fish into fertilizer. The deadline for new applications is Monday, October 28th, 2013. For more information, please visit http://outreach.brandonu.ca.

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.

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For more information, please contact:
Yakub Adediran
Outreach Coordinator
204-571-8585
outreach@brandonu.ca
Glen Kirby
Communications Officer
204-727-9762
kirbyg@brandonu.ca