Plastivores: Remarkable waxworms devour plastic waste in BU study

BRANDON – Could humanity worm its way out of a major pollution problem? That’s what Brandon University (BU) researchers are looking into as they study the ability of waxworms to eat plastic. Dr. Christophe LeMoine and Dr. Bryan Cassone of BU’s Department of Biology have published their findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, […]

Brandon University upgrades research facility to support clean technology in Manitoba

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada News release Brandon University is upgrading its Micro-analytical facility with the help of the Government of Canada February 12, 2020 – Brandon, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Brandon University (BU) is the third largest university in Manitoba with an annual enrolment of approximately 3,000 students. It boasts five faculties and three […]

Inspiring public event at BU to focus on science, politics of protecting nature

Brandon University invites you to join environmental activist Ken Wu of the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance and world renowned conservation biologist Dr. Reed Noss for informative and inspiring presentations on the science, geography, and politics of protecting nature in Canada as we commence 2020, the year in which an unprecedented focus on biodiversity conservation by the […]

BU Co-op program expands to include all Science programs, more in Arts

Students at Brandon University now have Manitoba’s fullest selection of experiential learning options through Co-operative education. Late last year, the Brandon University Senate approved the addition of Co-op programs to eight new majors, nearly doubling the number of majors with Co-op across the Faculties of Arts and Science. This means, that starting next fall, every […]

BU recognizes longtime employees

A remarkable 50 years of service by Dr. Nancy Stanley was among the highlights as Brandon University recognized the efforts of longtime members of its faculty and staff on Thursday. The University held its annual Long Service Employee Recognition Event, honouring those who reached benchmarks of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or […]

BU at the Brandon Public Library Speaker Series debuts Thursday

A new series of free public talks at the Brandon Public Library will bring Brandon University (BU) research to the community. The inaugural season of the BU at the Public Library Speaker Series will kick off this Thursday, Sept. 19, as Doug Ramsey and Chris Malcolm discuss the importance of museums to communities and rural tourism […]

Brandon University welcomes new students with Orientation

Orientation is much more than finding your classrooms, new students at Brandon University discovered today. With most classes getting underway tomorrow, today’s Orientation sessions were set aside for incoming new students to get to know each other and the campus, while learning about the support services available to help them have a great and successful […]

Why not YBR? Brandon University student researcher gauging interest in new flights

Where would you like to fly? A Brandon University student is researching possible future airline routes from Brandon for her honor’s thesis in Geography, and your travel dreams can make all the difference. “Brandon has a daily air link to Calgary through Westjet, but where else do people want to fly?” asks Callie Newhouse, a […]

Brandon University to host reception in memory of late Dr. Perkins

Brandon University will be the venue for a memorial reception in honour and memory of the late Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins, a former President and Vice-Chancellor at BU. On Friday, July 26, Dr. Perkins passed away peacefully at the age of 89. An obituary is available online at https://www.brockiedonovan.com/obituaries/Harold-Jack-Perkins/#!/Obituary A funeral service will be held […]

Federal grant supports BU project to enhance First Nations cybersecurity

Cybersecurity on Manitoba First Nations will be improved thanks to a Brandon University (BU) project funded by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). Drs. Sarah Plosker and Gautam Srivastava, who are Associate Professors in BU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, have received a grant of $20,659 through CIRA’s Community Investment Program. Their project will […]

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