Rural Development Institute and Rural Policy Learning Commons recommend infrastructure investment to Senate committee

BRANDON, Man. – A new report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU), the BU-housed Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) recommends an overhaul of infrastructure funding for rural areas of Canada. The report was presented to the Senate of Canada’s Committee on National Finance this […]

Researcher secures grants to further quantum computing at BU

BRANDON, Man. – Quantum computing at Brandon University (BU) will get a major lift thanks to two major federal grants earned by a member of the Faculty of Science. Dr. Sarah Plosker has been selected as a Chairholder under the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program. Plosker will be awarded $500,000 over the next five years […]

Federal PromoScience Grants boost Science outreach activities at Brandon University

BRANDON, Man. – Science outreach at Brandon University (BU) is getting a boost thanks to an influx of federal funding. The BU initiatives will receive more than $90,000 over the next three years through PromoScience Grants administered by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council for Canada (NSERC). Dr. Nancy Stanley and the Mini U […]

Brandon University professor serves up history of lawn tennis in Manitoba

“Tennis whites” had a different and much less savoury meaning during the sport’s early days in Manitoba, according to historical research prepared by Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Alison Marshall. Marshall, who has co-curated an exhibit on the history of the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club, found that the sport was a real signifier of the […]

Assiniboine, BU and SERC partner for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

BRANDON, Man. — Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University (BU) and the Sexual Education Resource Centre (SERC) are partnering next week to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. On Wednesday, May 17, a screening of the short documentary “One Gay City: A History of LGBT Life in Winnipeg” will take place in the […]

Dr. Dennis Anderson awarded President Emeritus title by BU Board of Governors

BRANDON, Man. – Dr. Dennis Anderson, the longest-serving Brandon University (BU) President since BU received its charter in 1967, will be honoured this month. The BU Board of Governors will confer the title of President Emeritus on Dr. Anderson at the University’s Spring Convocation on May 26. Dr. Anderson served as President and Vice-Chancellor of […]

Brandon University recognizes contributions of more than 100 faculty and staff members

BRANDON, Man. – More than 100 faculty and staff members were honoured this week by Brandon University (BU) and its Board of Governors at the BU Long Service Recognition Event. Those recognized included 15 departed faculty and staff members, many of whom have recently retired.  More than 90 other faculty and staff were presented with […]

Three Prairie universities team up for joint Snowden lecture

WINNIPEG, LETHBRIDGE and BRANDON — The University of Winnipeg, University of Lethbridge and Brandon University have come together to create an extraordinary opportunity for their students and communities, partnering to present U.S. intelligence officer and whistleblower Edward Snowden in a special live conversation via web-link from Russia, where he is currently living with asylum status. […]

Hockey coach Andy Murray to receive honorary degree from Brandon University

BRANDON, Man. – One of Canada’s most accomplished hockey coaches will receive an honorary degree from Brandon University (BU) this month. Andy Murray will be conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at Brandon University’s Spring Convocation on Friday, May 26 at the BU Healthy Living Centre. Currently the coach of the Western […]

Pugh taking quantum leap

Courtesy of the Brandon Sun By Ian Froese Maybe, when Brandon high school students read about quantum information decades from now, they’ll come across the name of one of this city’s own. It’s a lofty vision to even think about, Christopher Pugh admits when asked, but lofty too was what the 28-year-old and his team […]

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