Brandon University mourns passing of Dr. R. K. Springer

The Brandon University (BU) community is saddened by the passing of Dr. R. K. (Bob) Springer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geology. Dr. Springer passed away on Friday, Sept. 16 at the age of 78. Dr. Springer was born in Guelph, Ont., and grew up in Winnipeg. He attained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) […]

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, […]

Trio of prestigious awards for BU Master’s student studying ancient pollen and spores

A Brandon University Master’s student who is studying fossilized pollen and spores (called palynology) has been recognized with three awards for her ongoing research and outstanding potential. Nidhi Patel, who is earning a Master of Science in Environmental and Life Sciences (MELS) at BU after previously earning a Bachelor of Science here, said the recognition […]

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, […]

Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education, and School of Music at BU celebrate graduates

The first day of Brandon University’s expanded Convocation 2022 celebrated this year’s graduates from the Faculties of Science and Education and the School of Music with two ceremonies today and welcomed back graduates from 2021 and 2020 whose own celebrations had been curtailed by the pandemic. Reflections on the challenges of the pandemic and what […]

Brandon University prepares for one of its largest Convocations ever

Brandon University returns to an in-person Convocation this week with one of its largest graduating classes ever. A total of 641 students will receive their degrees at Spring Convocation 2022, a two-day celebration of academic achievement with four separate ceremonies. It’s the largest graduating class since 2010 and one of the largest ever. “We couldn’t […]

Valedictorians represent Class of 2022 at Brandon University Convocation

A total of six valedictorians, representing top academic achievement and community commitment from Brandon University’s graduating students, will be lauded at BU’s Spring Convocation 2022 later this month. Valedictorians have been selected from every faculty and the School of Music, with the Faculty of Education selecting two this year. They will address their fellow graduates […]

Earl Oxford students visit Geology classroom at BU

The Brandon University (BU) Department of Geology hosted more than 20 Grade 4 students from Earl Oxford School on Tuesday for a Geology Rocks! class visit. It marked the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began that local elementary school students visited the department. During their visit to the John R. Brodie Science Centre, the […]

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