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, […]

Top educators and researchers to be recognized at Brandon University Convocation

Some of Manitoba’s top researchers and educators will be honoured at Brandon University’s Spring 2021 Convocation, which is being celebrated virtually this week. Many highlights will be featured as part of a pre-recorded video Convocation ceremony, which will be posted online Thursday afternoon. Graduates, along with their families, friends, and the community will be able […]

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 […]

Safe places for aging and care?

Researchers in Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia seek strategies to improve care environments Researchers at Brandon University (BU), Carleton University, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, and St. Francis Xavier University are undertaking a four-year research project to improve care environments for older adults and those who care for them. The overall goal of this research […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why not YBR? Brandon University student researcher gauging interest in new flights

Where would you like to fly? A Brandon University student is researching possible future airline routes from Brandon for her honor’s thesis in Geography, and your travel dreams can make all the difference. “Brandon has a daily air link to Calgary through Westjet, but where else do people want to fly?” asks Callie Newhouse, a […]

Brandon University master’s student earns scholarship for work to protect amphibians

A Brandon University master’s student has earned a significant industry scholarship for her work with specialized mapping software. For her master’s thesis, Alyssa Eagle researched the risks of amphibian mortality on roads using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. “If you recall the old video game Frogger, you know that amphibians are at real risk when […]

BU research bolstered by $800K federal investment

BRANDON – More than $800,000 in new federal research funding is flowing into Brandon University (BU) through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants program. The news was part of a national announcement made on Tuesday by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport. Six Brandon University […]

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