Smart device security and drug resistance among BU projects supported by NSERC

A Brandon University (BU) project that will enable safer and more secure smart devices is being supported by a $120,000 federal grant. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded Dr. Gautam Srivastava of BU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science a five-year Discovery Grant to lead the five-year project. “The […]

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 […]

Study of fossil plants shows emergence of Pacific Northwest’s temperate forests

Released in conjunction with the Burke Museum, University of Washington. SEATTLE – The iconic evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest haven’t always been there. In a recent study published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, scientists describe the emergence of these ecosystems about 51 to 53 million-years-ago — a time with the highest-known global […]

BU professor named chair of international expert group on peatland restoration

A Brandon University faculty member will soon head to Estonia for his first meetings in his new role as chair of the Expert Group: Peatland Restoration, part of the International Peatland Society. Dr. Pete Whittington, an Associate Professor of Geography and peatlands researcher at BU, was named to the position earlier this month. “I am […]

BU Geology students host major western Canadian conference

Brandon will be a hub for the study of the geosciences in Western Canada this week as Brandon University (BU) students host the Western Inter-University Geosciences Conference (WIUGC). The Department of Geology at BU is bringing the annual student-run conference to Brandon for the first time, with the event beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and […]

Cellular and microRNA research at BU boosted by NSERC grants to professor and student

BRANDON – Funding announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will help a Brandon University (BU) researcher’s work to create a better understanding of cancer, heart disease and stroke. Dr. Vincent Chen, an Assistant Professor in BU’s Department of Chemistry, is a recipient of an NSERC Discovery Grant, with […]

Brandon University celebrates success as graduates receive degrees at Convocation

With the symbolic shift of a tassel from one side of their mortarboards to the other, nearly 600 Brandon University students became Brandon University graduates, receiving their degrees at today’s Convocation ceremonies. It was Brandon University’s largest graduating class in six years. The pair of ceremonies at BU’s Healthy Living Centre conferred degrees on 583 […]

Research links palm trees’ progression north with climate change

BRANDON – A research project conceived by a Brandon University (BU) professor on the northward spread of palms has been featured in the prestigious science journal Scientific Reports and on Columbia University’s Lamont Earth Institute State of the Planet blog. Dr. David Greenwood of BU’s Department of Biology co-authored the paper with project leader Dr. […]

Valuable new bursaries introduced at BU

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) students will benefit from $330,000 in additional support this year through two valuable new bursaries approved on Tuesday by the BU Senate. The bursaries were created to realize the benefits of changes to the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursaries Initiative (MSBI). Through the MSBI the Government of Manitoba contributes provincial support […]

Dr. Bernadette Ardelli appointed Dean of Science at BU

BRANDON – Dr. Bernadette Ardelli has been appointed as Dean of Science at Brandon University (BU). The BU Board of Governors has approved the appointment for a term of five years, beginning January 1, 2018. Dr. Ardelli joined BU as an Assistant Professor in 2006, earning promotions to Associate Professor in 2012 and full Professor […]

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