Research Manitoba supports student research on breast cancer diagnosis

A Brandon University (BU) student researching early diagnosis of breast cancer is the recipient of a Research Manitoba Master’s Studentship Award. Braydon Nault, who is studying in BU’s Master of Science (Environmental and Life Sciences) program, will receive $12,000 during the 2021-22 academic year to fund his work. Nault is studying small molecules in the […]

Brandon University names Dr. Balfour Spence as Acting Dean of Arts

An accomplished researcher and scholar devoted to community engagement will become Acting Dean of Arts at Brandon University. Dr. Balfour Spence assumes the role starting Aug. 15, 2021, and has been appointed to a two-year term. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Spence to the Dean’s office in the Faculty of Arts and I thank […]

Research project will guide future peatland restoration efforts in Canada

Scientists will test restoration techniques at a large peatland site in southeastern Manitoba as part of a Brandon University (BU) project supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The work will build upon and inform how existing Canadian-based restoration techniques could be adapted to the drier Manitoba climate. The project, […]

BU professor earns book award from national association

Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Patricia Harms has been named winner of the 2021 CALACS Book Prize by the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, recognizing the most outstanding book from the previous year. Dr. Harms is the author of Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871—1954. Published in 2020 by New Mexico […]

Archaeological investigation of pre-contact Indigenous farmers continues near Melita

NEAR MELITA – Archaeologists from Brandon University (BU) and the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) are continuing their investigation of how Indigenous people lived in southwestern Manitoba before the arrival of Europeans. Brandon University Department of Anthropology Professor Dr. Mary Malainey and the MAS are working this summer in and around the Olson site, located south […]

BU researchers to survey ticks and mosquitoes for invasive pathogens

What’s in that bite? Researchers at Brandon University are sinking their teeth into research on mosquitoes and ticks thanks to nearly a quarter-million dollars in federal funding over a three-year period. Drs. Bernadette Ardelli and Bryan Cassone have begun conducting a survey of mosquitoes and ticks across the Canadian Prairies, with an eye towards spotting […]

RESOLVED – Outage affects BU servers

UPDATE: Hardware failure has been pinpointed as the cause of a server outage at Brandon University on Wednesday, July 21. The outage prevented many users from being able to access email. The servers were rebooted and it is believed that email is working properly now. Any users continuing to to experience issues should contact the […]

Veteran saxophonist and teacher Ken Gold joins BU School of Music

A highly regarded Manitoba musician and educator is joining the faculty of Brandon University’s (BU’s) School of Music. Ken Gold has been hired on a three-year appointment to teach Saxophone and Contemporary Popular Music. Gold has been a mainstay on Manitoba stages and in classrooms for 36 years. He has been a regular member of […]

Brandon University professor earns provincial volunteer award

A Brandon University is being recognized for her work with the Chinese community in Manitoba. Dr. Alison Marshall, a professor of religion at BU, is this year’s recipient of the William Norrie Arts & Culture Volunteer Award from Volunteer Manitoba. “I am thrilled to receive this award, especially since Bill Norrie was a long-time supporter […]

Brandon University appoints Acting Indigenous Advisor to the President

A new position at Brandon University will provide guidance at the very top administrative levels as the institution works towards Indigenization, de-Colonization and Reconciliation. Chris Lagimodiere has been named the Acting Indigenous Advisor to the President and will assume the role as soon as possible. Among Lagimodiere’s responsibilities will be assessing, prioritizing, and implementing the […]

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