Federal grant supports Brandon University study of COVID-19 effect on local tourism

A special federal fund is supporting a Brandon University (BU) research project examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in southwestern Manitoba. The researchers have been awarded $16,880 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a special COVID-19 initiative of the Partnership Engage Grants program. The funding received […]

RDI studying ways to help farmers remove excessive water

Excess moisture caused by spring flooding or rain storms can damage crops and prevent farmers from getting on their fields. The Rural Development Institute at Brandon University is studying ways to help producers deal with this issue as recently featured by the Brandon Sun. While Westman producers are still recovering from more than 200 millimetres […]

Smart device security and drug resistance among BU projects supported by NSERC

A Brandon University (BU) project that will enable safer and more secure smart devices is being supported by a $120,000 federal grant. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded Dr. Gautam Srivastava of BU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science a five-year Discovery Grant to lead the five-year project. “The […]

Researchers from BU contribute to historic dinosaur study

With its massive suit of armour and rows of pointy spines, the nodosaur was an intimidating-looking beast. But for a team of researchers from Brandon University (BU), the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, it’s what’s inside that counts. The researchers, who included Brandon University Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood, […]

Brandon University mourns passing of Dr. Peter Letkeman

The Brandon University community is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Peter Letkeman, a distinguished chemist and professor who was also a longtime Dean of Science. “As a member of the Western Manitoba Science Fair Executive, and as a scientist, I can say that his contribution to science in the community has […]

BU Research Committee awards $100,000 in funding

Brandon University (BU) researchers are exploring topics from underground artifacts to far-away galaxies thanks to more than $100,000 in BU Research Committee (BURC) funding. BURC is providing $102,941 to support 27 projects during the 2019-20 period. Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as internal BU funds, BURC helps […]

BU researchers and physicians team up to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

BRANDON – Ongoing shortages in N95 masks have motivated a Brandon University (BU) laboratory to partner with Brandon Clinic to develop a respirator that could be used to limit the spread of COVID-19. Although cloth masks are recommended to control the spread of amongst the general population, these masks do not provide sufficient protection for […]

Health Studies and Science supplies will aid COVID-19 containment

The Faculty of Health Studies and the Faculty of Science at Brandon University (BU) have answered the call to assist the non-profit sector in Brandon. The two faculties collected items to help with the containment of COVID-19 and delivered them to the Westman Women’s Shelter and Meredith Place on Wednesday. The BU contribution was: 38 […]

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 […]

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