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 […]

Brandon University students receive research funding from NSERC

The work of 10 Brandon University (BU) undergraduate students is being supported by federal funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The students are recipients of Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs), providing them each with $6,000 from NSERC in addition to $1,500 from BU. Students receiving the research funding are: […]

Breast Cancer Society of Canada backs work of BU researcher

Exciting research from a Brandon University (BU) scientist is gaining considerable support for its potential to change the way breast cancer is detected. Dr. Mousumi Majumder is leading a project that has been awarded a $75,000 research grant by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC). This is the very first BCSC grant competition and, […]

To Blame or Not to Blame: BU professor profiled by Research Manitoba

Dr. Cameron Boult is conducting research into the divisive discourse that is an emerging trend in our society. An Assistant Professor and Department of Philosophy Chair at Brandon University, Dr. Boult is an expert in the area of epistemic blame. His research examines how much people should be blamed when their opinions are based on […]

RESCHEDULED: Student research in spotlight with Senior Colloquium, Three-Minute Thesis

UPDATE: Due to the storm, which has closed campus and is expected to cause power and internet outages, the Senior Student Colloquium and Three-Minute Thesis event scheduled for Thursday, April 14 has been postponed to Thursday, April 28th. The program and Zoom link remain the same are accessible here: www.brandonu.ca/colloquium A pair of Brandon University […]

New autism research at Brandon University will explore Indigenous approaches

A new research study at Brandon University will explore Indigenous approaches to autism in education. Dr. Patty Douglas, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, is the academic lead on the project, working in partnership with Leah LaPlante, Vice President of the Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest, and with Gail Cullen, Executive Director of the Brandon […]

BU researcher examines effects of resource extraction through art

The long-term effects of large-scale resource extraction are being looked at in a unique way thanks to a project led by artist and Brandon University (BU) Adjunct Professor Ben Davis. Davis has been awarded a Research and Creation Grant worth $21,800 from the Canada Council of the Arts to support the project, titled extracted. The […]

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