Regional geography conference kicks off Friday

The Department of Geography and Environment at Brandon University (BU) is excited to host the 44th annual conference of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) this week. The event will take place virtually, on Friday and Saturday. Registration is free at BrandonU.ca/pcag. The conference kicks off Friday with a keynote at […]

Brandon University initiates vaccine requirements with pilot project in Music

Faculty, staff and students in the Brandon University School of Music are currently piloting the University’s draft vaccine policy, which aims to have everyone on campus vaccinated by the end of October. Users of the BU Healthy Living Centre, as well as some visitors to Food Services, also have stricter vaccination requirements to follow, under […]

Brandon University welcomes students, staff, with blended Orientation

Brandon University is kicking off the Fall Term with a blended approach to the traditional Welcome Week and Orientation activities. The campus will see more in-person classes, services, and activities starting this week, although BU is continuing a cautious approach to keep everyone safe and healthy. That means larger classes will continue to be remote […]

Brandon University professor named an outstanding alumnus from U of R

A Brandon University professor known for her groundbreaking research and mentorship of young women has been named one of the University of Regina’s outstanding young alumni. Dr. Sarah Plosker was announced as a ‘Crowning Achievement’ award recipient on Monday. Award recipients are honoured for their outstanding achievements and innovation, commitment to excellence, community engagement and […]

Nine BU student projects supported by NSERC undergraduate research awards

Nine Brandon University (BU) students are getting a boost for their research through increased funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The students are recipients of this year’s NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards. The value of the awards has been increased from $4,500 to $6,000, with BU providing $1,500 in […]

In-person services increasing at BU

As Brandon University prepares to welcome back students for the Fall Term, in-person services are already being re-opened, and the entire campus will be open for access on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Most services will be available in-person when the Fall Term begins in September, with Phase Grey precautions remaining in effect. These include a limit […]

Research Manitoba supports student research on breast cancer diagnosis

A Brandon University (BU) student researching early diagnosis of breast cancer is the recipient of a Research Manitoba Master’s Studentship Award. Braydon Nault, who is studying in BU’s Master of Science (Environmental and Life Sciences) program, will receive $12,000 during the 2021-22 academic year to fund his work. Nault is studying small molecules in the […]

Research project will guide future peatland restoration efforts in Canada

Scientists will test restoration techniques at a large peatland site in southeastern Manitoba as part of a Brandon University (BU) project supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The work will build upon and inform how existing Canadian-based restoration techniques could be adapted to the drier Manitoba climate. The project, […]

BU researchers to survey ticks and mosquitoes for invasive pathogens

What’s in that bite? Researchers at Brandon University are sinking their teeth into research on mosquitoes and ticks thanks to nearly a quarter-million dollars in federal funding over a three-year period. Drs. Bernadette Ardelli and Bryan Cassone have begun conducting a survey of mosquitoes and ticks across the Canadian Prairies, with an eye towards spotting […]

New technology benefits BU Geology researchers, students

The Brandon University (BU) Department of Geology is bringing old and new together. As BU marks the 110th year of the study of geoscience at BU, state-of-the-art technology is giving researchers and students in the department a better look than ever at rocks and minerals that are often several million, and sometimes billions, of years […]

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