BU mental health researchers asking men to share their experiences

BRANDON – Researchers at Brandon University (BU) have launched a new project to study the stress experienced by men in the Westman region. The two-year case study, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, seeks to address growing mental health concerns in the Prairie provinces. Rates of completed suicide on the […]

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 […]

BU professor named chair of international expert group on peatland restoration

A Brandon University faculty member will soon head to Estonia for his first meetings in his new role as chair of the Expert Group: Peatland Restoration, part of the International Peatland Society. Dr. Pete Whittington, an Associate Professor of Geography and peatlands researcher at BU, was named to the position earlier this month. “I am […]

BU Geology students host major western Canadian conference

Brandon will be a hub for the study of the geosciences in Western Canada this week as Brandon University (BU) students host the Western Inter-University Geosciences Conference (WIUGC). The Department of Geology at BU is bringing the annual student-run conference to Brandon for the first time, with the event beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and […]

Brandon University geography faculty bring home awards

BRANDON – Two Brandon University faculty members in the Department of Geography have been recognized with awards from the Canadian Association of Geographers. Professor Emeritus Roderick McGinn and Dr. Rachel Herron were presented with the awards from the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (PCAG) at its 42nd annual meeting, held Sept. 29 […]

Stars of space and sport align for fantastic Friday at BU Homecoming

BRANDON – The stars will be out tonight for the second day of Homecoming 2018 at Brandon University. As part of its BU50 community celebration, marking 50 years as a university, BU will welcome Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium to speak to a pair of full houses. This afternoon, Col. […]

Conference to strengthen community bonds with Brandon University research

Brandon University (BU) is bringing its research out of the academic journals and into the community with a new conference. The New Beginnings Community Connective Research Conference will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event will showcase research projects from across BU through three-minute presentations by alumni, students and faculty members. Participants will also […]

BU launches historic Homecoming on Thursday with arts, athletics, authors and more

BRANDON – Brandon University’s (BU’s) biggest Homecoming yet begins with a full evening of activities this Thursday, Oct. 11. With the theme Forever Blue & Gold, Homecoming 2018 is a four-day community celebration, capping a year of events that mark the 50th anniversary of BU’s first year as a university. The Class of 1968, the […]

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 […]

Information evening introduces early childhood services research project to Brandon

BRANDON – An extensive new research partnership looking at families’ experience with early childhood disability services will be introduced to the community at an event on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Brandon University (BU). Dr. Patty Douglas, who is the lead for BU’s portion of the project, will be joined by project director and creator Dr. […]

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