Nine BU student projects supported by NSERC undergraduate research awards

Nine Brandon University (BU) students are getting a boost for their research through increased funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The students are recipients of this year’s NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards. The value of the awards has been increased from $4,500 to $6,000, with BU providing $1,500 in […]

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, […]

Student research in spotlight at Senior Colloquium

Fifteen upper-years students will present their research as the Senior Colloquium returns to Brandon University (BU) on Monday, April 12. The Colloquium was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will take place online this year, with live presentations to be streamed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The students will cover a […]

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 […]

CNN ranks BU research among 2020’s top discoveries

The remarkable findings of a research partnership between Brandon University, the University of Saskatchewan and the Royal Tyrrell Musuem have been lauded by CNN as some of 2020’s “most fascinating and awe-inspiring discoveries.” Brandon University Biology Professor David Greenwood, research associate Cathy Greenwood and student Jessica Kalyniuk were part of a research team that were […]

Research projects by BU students target breast cancer, plastic pollution

Brandon University (BU) students are battling breast cancer and investigating microplastics pollution with the help of Research Manitoba. Students Riley Feser and Sachi Villanueva are each receiving $12,000 this year through the Research Manitoba Master’s Studentships Program. Feser and Villanueva are the first students in BU’s Master of Science (Environmental and Life Studies) program to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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