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 […]

International delegations visit BU to learn about road research

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) research that could revolutionize the construction and maintenance of unpaved roads continues to draw worldwide attention. On Monday, July 8, the University will host about 45 guests from 20 different countries to share research on EarthZyme, a compound being studied at BU by Department of Geology Professor Dr. Hamid Mumin […]

Yale University professor to visit BU for public talk about women in science

A pioneer in the emerging and important field of ribosome assembly, from Yale University’s School of Medicine, will visit Brandon University (BU) to talk about women in science on Wednesday, June 26. The free talk by Dr. Susan J. Baserga, titled “Resilience and Ribosomes: Practising Persistence in Life and the Lab,” will take place in […]

Brandon University master’s student earns scholarship for work to protect amphibians

A Brandon University master’s student has earned a significant industry scholarship for her work with specialized mapping software. For her master’s thesis, Alyssa Eagle researched the risks of amphibian mortality on roads using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. “If you recall the old video game Frogger, you know that amphibians are at real risk when […]

Brandon University professor named to provincial mining committee

Brandon University professor Hamid Mumin has been named to a new provincial committee that will provide advice on priority issues related to mining and mineral exploration in the province, and help advance the goals of Manitoba’s Economic Growth Action Plan. Mumin, the chair of the BU Geology department, and a member of the BU Board […]

Brandon University Convocation concludes with Faculties of Arts, Science, Health Studies, and School of Music

BRANDON – Tassels were moved from one side of their caps to the next, as Brandon University’s newest alumni marked the symbolic moment when they moved from student to graduate. Convocation concluded today at BU with two ceremonies, as hundreds of graduates received their degrees from the Faculties of Arts, Science, Health Studies and the […]

BU research bolstered by $800K federal investment

BRANDON – More than $800,000 in new federal research funding is flowing into Brandon University (BU) through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants program. The news was part of a national announcement made on Tuesday by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport. Six Brandon University […]

Manitoba Chemistry Symposium at BU explores research impact

Brandon University hosts the two-day Manitoba Chemistry Symposium today and tomorrow, May 3 and 4. With the theme of “Bench, Biosphere and Beyond,” the symposium brings together leading researchers to explore the latest research and especially to consider the role that chemical research plays in shaping our society and the environment. About 60 faculty and […]

Sharing Dance Seniors program includes caregivers and persons with dementia

BRANDON – No experience is required to participate in the Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors program, an exciting social opportunity for seniors that includes people living with dementia and their caregivers in the Westman Region. The program is returning for the third phase of a research project being conducted in partnership with Brandon University and […]

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