Education students, faculty discuss racism during high school workshop

Brandon University (BU) Education students and faculty led an anti-racism workshop with a group of 50 high school students this month at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Led by Dr. Michelle Lam, Director of BU CARES, and Faculty of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Jill Morris, the contingent also included BU students Dylan […]

Brandon University names Dr. Wayne Kelly to lead Rural Development Institute

A familiar face is returning to lead the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University. Dr. Wayne Kelly has been named Interim Director of the research centre, which is a leading source of information on issues affecting rural communities in Western Canada and beyond. “We are beyond pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly back to RDI, […]

BU at the Public Library returns

The popular BU at the Public Library Speaker Series is back! The series features monthly talks by Brandon University (BU) faculty, staff, students, and community partners. All talks and presentations are designed to take the exciting research and work that is happening at BU and to share it with the Westman community. BU has partnered […]

Federal Research Support Fund boosts BU infrastructure with more than $560,000

Research infrastructure at Brandon University (BU) will benefit from a grant of $560,149 through the Government of Canada’s Research Support Fund (RSF) for the 2022-2023 year. The annual grant helps to pay indirect costs of research at the university, such as administration, including operation of the Office of Research Services, support of regulatory committees, institutional […]

Brandon University to host community conversation about bridging divides

BU researchers join international projects with support from SSHRC

Brandon University (BU) faculty members are receiving significant funding for their international projects from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Allison McCulloch of BU’s Department of Political Science will receive $337,185 over three years as a principal investigator on an SSHRC Open Research Area award. Additionally, Dr. Christopher J. Schneider […]

Research Manitoba grants support faculty, student projects at BU

A Brandon University (BU) professor and a student will benefit from funding from Research Manitoba to support their work. Dr. Ellen Watson, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, is the recipient of a Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating Grant. Reid Opperman, a student in the Master of Sciences (Environmental and Life Sciences) program, […]

Journal of Rural and Community Development receives national funding

Courtesy of the Brandon Sun’s Westman This Week. By Chelsea Kemp The Journal of Rural and Community Development has secured three years of renewed funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The journal, which is published by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU), will receive $88,200 — $29,400 […]

Archaeological investigation of pre-contact Indigenous farmers continues near Melita

BRANDON – Archaeologists from Brandon University (BU) and the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) are continuing their multi-year investigation of how Indigenous people lived in southwestern Manitoba before the arrival of Europeans. The research project involves archaeological sites in the Pierson Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Treaty 2 lands, which are the traditional homelands of the […]

Changing fish nutrition focus of new Discovery Grant

The nutritional value of the fish that we eat will be examined by Brandon University (BU) researcher Dr. Barry Madison with support from the federal Discovery Research Programs. Dr. Madison has been awarded a $145,000 Discovery Grant, plus a $12,500 Discovery Launch Supplement by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He […]

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