Tourism Study Earns International Award

BRANDON, MB – Researchers at Brandon University (BU) have received international attention for their recent work into how rural communities can better market themselves as tourist destinations. Dr. Christopher Malcolm and Dr. Doug Ramsey presented their findings to the 6th Annual International Tourism Congress, held in Peniche, Portugal. Their study on the experiences of visitors […]

A Spirit of Giving at Brandon University

BRANDON, MB – Staff at Brandon University has donated the proceeds from a novel raffle of gift baskets to the Brandon and Westman Christmas Cheer Office. Twenty baskets with unique themes including Redneck Christmas, 50 Shades to Get You Through the Season, It’s All About the Children and the Hey Girl Spa Package were put […]

Researcher Makes Astronomical Discovery

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) radio astronomer may soon have the honour of naming a new discovery in the night sky. Dr. Tyler Foster, Department of Physics and Astronomy, pinpointed what he believes to be the remains of an exploded star, a supernova remnant, during research this past summer at the Dominion Radio […]

Researcher Studies Disappearing Farmland

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University is involved in a nation-wide study to examine the continuing loss of farmland in Canada and how that affects our country’s global competiveness and food sovereignty. “In the last 40 years, farmland approximately twice the size of Prince Edward Island has been taken over for urban activities,” says Dr. Doug […]

New Award for Business Admin Students

BRANDON, MB – One of Canada’s largest privately owned asset management firms is pledging $100,000 to assist business administration students at Brandon University (BU). The Connor, Clark & Lunn Scholarship-Bursary in Business Administration will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a full-time returning student in any year of the […]

Students Compete for Coding Supremacy

BRANDON, MB – Three Brandon University (BU) students have become the first to represent the University in a global computer programming competition where winners are courted by companies including Microsoft, IBM and Google. In November, Roque Lacroix, Alex Trush and Bailey Kacsmar took part in regional play-downs for the International Collegiate Programming Contest, an annual […]

Prof Captures National Screenwriting Award

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor has won a national screenwriting award for his original dramatic film script about efforts to stop a hydro-electric project. Darrell Racine, Chair of the Department of Native Studies, captured the 2013 Praxis Feature Film Screenplay Competition, awarded annually to Canadian writers. Racine’s story, Crow Nest, was one […]