Award-winning composer Melody McKiver will teach at School of Music

Award-winning musician and composer Melody McKiver (they/them pronouns) has been hired on a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Composition in Brandon University’s (BU’s) School of Music. Starting this fall, McKiver will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Composition. From Sioux Lookout, Ont., Treaty #3, within their homelands of Wemitigoozhiiwitigwaaning/Lac Seul First Nation, McKiver is […]

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, […]

Researchers to share mental health projects in short presentations

Health research at Brandon University (BU) will be in the spotlight at a special online event open to the public this month. On Wednesday, June 16, from noon to 1 p.m., six research projects will be presented in short talks on topics related to mental health, including access to service in rural areas, psychological problems […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 welcomes Master of Psychiatric Nursing students from across Canada

Students in Canada’s only Master of Psychiatric Nursing program spent several days on campus at Brandon University this week, getting to know each other, their faculty, and their areas of research interest as they embark onto another year of graduate studies. BU’s Master of Psychiatric Nursing (MPN) program was launched in 2011 and is the […]

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