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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BU faculty featured with top prairie researchers

Four talented Brandon University researchers have shared their insights and inspiration in Q & A profiles on a website affiliated with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Drs. Bernadette Ardelli, Margaret E. Carrington, Mousumi Majumder and Sarah Plosker are featured on the Prairie NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering […]

Brandon University students, professor present research at international science conference

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) was represented by Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood and his graduate students at a recent international scientific conference in Utah. Greenwood was joined at the Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene 2017 conference (CBEP2017) by Markus Sudermann and Alex Lowe, students in BU’s Master of Science (Environmental and […]

BU to host national herpetology conference

BRANDON, Man. – A large-scale event for Canadian herpetologists is coming to Brandon University (BU) this week. About 70 people from across Canada will take part in the fourth Annual Conference of the Canadian Herpetological Society (CHS), from Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17. The participants will include representatives from universities, government agencies and […]

Brandon University launches BSAFE app

Download BSAFE Please, take a moment and download the BSAFE app to your phone and tablet: iPhone Android   BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) students, faculty and staff have a new safety tool, and they’re likely to carry it everywhere they go. The University has launched BSAFE, an app available on Apple and Android […]

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