Brandon University researcher seeks stories for anti-racism video series

A Brandon University researcher is looking for your stories as she prepares for a $100,000 project to combat racism in Manitoba. Michelle Lam received federal government funding last fall from Canada Heritage to collect real-world stories about experiences with racism. She’ll use these stories to create shareable videos that explore different perceptions of racism and […]

CNN ranks BU research among 2020’s top discoveries

The remarkable findings of a research partnership between Brandon University, the University of Saskatchewan and the Royal Tyrrell Musuem have been lauded by CNN as some of 2020’s “most fascinating and awe-inspiring discoveries.” Brandon University Biology Professor David Greenwood, research associate Cathy Greenwood and student Jessica Kalyniuk were part of a research team that were […]

Canada Research Chairs Program supports BU professor’s study of breast cancer

Dr. Mousumi Majumder is the latest Brandon University (BU) professor to join the prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program. Dr. Majumder was named a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Genotoxicology on Wednesday as part of a federal announcement by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. The University will receive […]

COVID-19 pandemic provides backdrop for returning BU course

BRANDON – Students will get a global view of an event they are all experiencing in a Medical Anthropology course returning to Brandon University (BU) in January 2021. Anthropology of Global Public Health (BU course No. 12:456) has been re-introduced because of its relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic and added to BU’s Winter Term schedule. […]

Safe places for aging and care?

Researchers in Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia seek strategies to improve care environments Researchers at Brandon University (BU), Carleton University, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, and St. Francis Xavier University are undertaking a four-year research project to improve care environments for older adults and those who care for them. The overall goal of this research […]

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 […]

BU professor studies refugee policy in power-sharing governments

While power-sharing is a road to overcoming ethnic conflict in some countries, not everyone who lives in those nations is effectively represented in government. Brandon University researcher Dr. Allison McCulloch is leading a study on the policy responses to refugees and asylum-seekers in countries with power-sharing arrangements. Dr. McCulloch will be joined by Dr. Tamirace […]

BU takes part in project studying intimate partner violence during pandemic

Researchers from Brandon University (BU) and the University of Manitoba (UM) are working with the Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat to study the experiences of survivors of intimate partner violence who are seeking help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nadine Henriquez, an Assistant Professor in Nursing at BU, is a co-investigator in the project, which is […]

Federal grant supports Brandon University study of COVID-19 effect on local tourism

A special federal fund is supporting a Brandon University (BU) research project examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in southwestern Manitoba. The researchers have been awarded $16,880 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a special COVID-19 initiative of the Partnership Engage Grants program. The funding received […]

RDI studying ways to help farmers remove excessive water

Excess moisture caused by spring flooding or rain storms can damage crops and prevent farmers from getting on their fields. The Rural Development Institute at Brandon University is studying ways to help producers deal with this issue as recently featured by the Brandon Sun. While Westman producers are still recovering from more than 200 millimetres […]

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