Brandon College alumnus tops up donations to more than $650,000

Three major gifts over the past three fiscal years will support science students at Brandon University for generations to come, thanks to Brandon College science grad Barrie Burch. Burch’s most recent donation, this past month, was worth more than $245,000. Combined with about $363,000 given the past two years, as well as consistent giving for […]

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 […]

Department of Geology hosts Member of Parliament

Brandon-Souris Member of Parliament Larry Maguire got a first-hand look at the high-quality work being done by Brandon University (BU) Department of Geology students on Wednesday. Maguire paid a visit to two labs: a third-year Sedimentary Petrology lab and a first-year Historical Geology lab. “The geology area is not just fossil fuels. There are so […]

Short film reveals joy of dance for those living with dementia

Date: January 25, 2023 Time: 4:30 pm Location: Evans Theatre, Brandon A new short film that celebrates creativity, joy, playfulness, community, and connection — for people living with dementia and their carers — will make its Brandon debut next week. The film springs from a long-running research collaboration with Brandon University, and the free public […]

Brandon University names Dr. Christophe LeMoine as Acting Dean of Science

Brandon University has announced a pair of leadership updates for the coming year. The BU Board of Governors recently approved the extension of Dr. Linda Ross’ term as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies through to June 2025. And the Board has also approved the appointment of Dr. Christophe LeMoine as Acting Dean […]

‘Citizen Science’ building at BU marks centennial

Brandon University and the BU Students’ Union marks an important anniversary this year as the Citizen Science building turns 100 years old. Speeches and refreshments held recently in the Mingling Area helped honour the building’s birthday, with student artwork and historic photos on display. Constructed between 1922–1923, the Citizen Science building was the third building […]

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 […]

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