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 […]

Celebrating 110 years of Geology at BU

Brandon University’s (BU’s) Department of Geology has an extra reason to celebrate as Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week in Manitoba approaches from February 28 to March 7. This year marks 110 years in the study of geoscience at BU. Students in the Geology program learn about the multi-billion-year history of the Earth and its composition, […]

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 […]

Researchers from BU contribute to historic dinosaur study

With its massive suit of armour and rows of pointy spines, the nodosaur was an intimidating-looking beast. But for a team of researchers from Brandon University (BU), the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, it’s what’s inside that counts. The researchers, who included Brandon University Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood, […]

Plastivores: Remarkable waxworms devour plastic waste in BU study

BRANDON – Could humanity worm its way out of a major pollution problem? That’s what Brandon University (BU) researchers are looking into as they study the ability of waxworms to eat plastic. Dr. Christophe LeMoine and Dr. Bryan Cassone of BU’s Department of Biology have published their findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, […]

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 […]

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