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 […]

Award presentations significant part of BU Convocation

Brandon University (BU) will hand out more than degrees at its annual Spring Convocation on Friday, June 1. The exceptional accomplishments of several alumni and educators will also be recognized at the ceremonies at the BU Healthy Living Centre (HLC). Three Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented, as well as three awards for current BU […]

New Canada Research Chair at BU to study mental health in rural areas

Areas that currently don’t have access to adequate mental health care will be receiving greater attention from researchers at Brandon University (BU) following the appointment of BU professor Dr. Rachel Herron as a Canada Research Chair (CRC). Herron has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health, a five-year […]

Rural Development Institute reports on dynamics of rural and northern Manitoba to Manitoba Electoral Divisions and Boundaries Commission

A report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) is informing the work of the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission. As part of the Commission’s broad public consultation process, it contacted RDI to report on the state of rural and northern Manitoba.  The report draws on RDI’s body of research to highlight significant […]

BU researcher sheds light on Gabriel Dumont, North-West Resistance

BRANDON – The research of a Brandon University (BU) professor has provided new insight into Métis leader Gabriel Dumont and the North-West Resistance. Dumont was a key general in the Métis forces commanded by Louis Riel during the North-West Resistance, which took place from March 26 to June 3, 1885. Also known as the North-West […]

Research links palm trees’ progression north with climate change

BRANDON – A research project conceived by a Brandon University (BU) professor on the northward spread of palms has been featured in the prestigious science journal Scientific Reports and on Columbia University’s Lamont Earth Institute State of the Planet blog. Dr. David Greenwood of BU’s Department of Biology co-authored the paper with project leader Dr. […]

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 […]

From Paris to the Prairies: A Concert of Métis Song

BRANDON – Few Prairie music lovers know that they live amid a rich repertoire of songs from medieval France, from Parisian dance halls, from Quebec, and some created right here in the Northwest Territories. On October 29, 2017, you will have opportunity to hear Ray St. Germain, Brandon University students, Garry Lepine, Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk (of […]

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