BU professor studies refugee policy in power-sharing governments

While power-sharing is a road to overcoming ethnic conflict in some countries, not everyone who lives in those nations is effectively represented in government. Brandon University researcher Dr. Allison McCulloch is leading a study on the policy responses to refugees and asylum-seekers in countries with power-sharing arrangements. Dr. McCulloch will be joined by Dr. Tamirace […]

Federal grant supports Brandon University study of COVID-19 effect on local tourism

A special federal fund is supporting a Brandon University (BU) research project examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in southwestern Manitoba. The researchers have been awarded $16,880 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a special COVID-19 initiative of the Partnership Engage Grants program. The funding received […]

RDI studying ways to help farmers remove excessive water

Excess moisture caused by spring flooding or rain storms can damage crops and prevent farmers from getting on their fields. The Rural Development Institute at Brandon University is studying ways to help producers deal with this issue as recently featured by the Brandon Sun. While Westman producers are still recovering from more than 200 millimetres […]

Brandon University researchers to survey partners who lived apart through pandemic

A pair of Brandon University professors are collaborating to launch a study exploring the impact of the global health pandemic on people who are in committed, romantic relationships but who are living apart. “This type of relationship, where people are in a committed relationship but don’t live in the same household, is a relatively recent […]

Archaeology project hopes to reveal the lives of pre-contact Indigenous farmers

A joint research project by Brandon University (BU) and the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) will tell us more about the way Indigenous people lived in southwestern Manitoba before the arrival of Europeans. Brandon University Department of Anthropology Professor Dr. Mary Malainey and the MAS have received Manitoba Heritage Grant funding to support an archaeological program […]

BU Research Committee awards $100,000 in funding

Brandon University (BU) researchers are exploring topics from underground artifacts to far-away galaxies thanks to more than $100,000 in BU Research Committee (BURC) funding. BURC is providing $102,941 to support 27 projects during the 2019-20 period. Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as internal BU funds, BURC helps […]

Dr. Lisa Robson to continue as Acting Dean of Arts

Brandon University’s Acting Dean of Arts will continue in the role for another year. Dr. Lisa Robson was appointed to the role last May when the university embarked on a search for a permanent dean. “I have relied on Dr. Robson’s dedication, insight and contributions to Brandon University in this demanding role,” said Dr. Steve […]

BU professor contributes to Manitoba Book Awards finalist

A book featuring an essay by Brandon University professor Cathy Mattes has been shortlisted for three Manitoba Book Awards. The book, titled Perception: A Photo Series, is based on an award-winning art project by KC Adams. Adams, who is a former instructor in BU’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, took two portraits each of […]

National Gallery of Canada features BU artist

The National Gallery of Canada has displayed the work of Kevin McKenzie, and now they are giving us a closer look at the artist. McKenzie, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art, was interviewed for a feature in the Gallery’s online magazine, discussing his inspiration, his methods and how joining […]

Brandon University adds courses to spring and summer schedules

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) is expanding its online spring and summer course offerings. The Faculty of Arts at BU is adding three courses to the second term of the spring session, from June 1 to 18: Contemporary Literature, Introduction to Sociology, and Making Sense of Gender. In addition, University Writing has been added to […]

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