Brandon University science student heads to Western Regionals with Three-Minute Thesis on microplastics

Brandon University’s Laura Janiaski is headed to Western Regionals with her Three-Minute Thesis. Janiaski, a graduate student in the department of Biology at BU, presented her research on microplastics in a virtual showcase earlier this month, and was selected by community judges as having the best presentation. In a nutshell, the Three-Minute Thesis, or 3MT, […]

New BU Education program fills need for vocational teachers and rural schools

A new Education program at Brandon University (BU) will create opportunities for vocational teachers and add new flexibility that will help fill gaps at rural Manitoba schools. The Technical/Vocational Bachelor of Education program will begin in September 2021 and will be open to Manitoba teachers who have completed the Technical Vocational Teacher Education diploma at […]

Women’s Week at BU begins with celebration of outstanding female students

Brandon University (BU) students are choosing to challenge inequality to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8. International Women’s Day will kick off Women’s Week at BU as the university’s Status of Women Review Committee (SWRC) recognizes 17 outstanding female students as nominated by faculty and staff members. Profiles of the students appear on […]

BU-trained educator nominated for Most Valuable Teacher

Souris teacher Jonathan Filewich, who is a Brandon University graduate and a current student in BU’s Master of Education program, is trying to land some big money to support technology in the Southwest Horizon School Division. Filewich is one of 20 teachers from across North America in the running for the Future Goals Most Valuable […]

Brandon University alumni pay tribute to outstanding graduates, faculty

BRANDON – The Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) is continuing a tradition for this year’s virtual Homecoming by honouring some outstanding individuals. Teresa Flannery is the 2020 recipient of the BUAA Award for Exceptional Service, while Distinguished Young Alumni Awards are being presented to Dr. Melissa Anderson, Graydon Cramer, Lindsay Filewich and Alissa Watson. Normally […]

Brandon University student takes her ‘Three-Minute Thesis’ to virtual competition

A Brandon University student is delivering a positive message about classroom behaviour as she aims to take her research to the national stage. Natashalee Thompson recently completed her Master’s of Education at BU and her research shows that positive reinforcement is a better option than punitive discipline for managing student behaviour in schools. Tomorrow, she’s […]

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 […]

Master of Education Students at BU participate in leadership program

There’s plenty of leadership in Brandon University’s (BU’s) Master of Education (M.Ed.) program. Two M.Ed. students from BU are participating in this year’s President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP), hosted by the James W. Burns Leadership Institute at the University of Manitoba. Jonathan Filewich and Steven Kaskiw were among 22 students from across the province selected […]

BU professor, Brandon Friendship Centre partner in Canadian family study

Dr. Patty Douglas, an Assistant Professor in Brandon University’s Faculty of Education, is partnering with the Brandon Friendship Centre as part of a major national research project. Their participation in the project was featured recently by the Brandon Sun: BU prof part of a national families study By: Colin Slark Posted: 05/30/2020 3:00 AM A Brandon […]

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 […]

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