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 […]

BU hosts virtual international algebra conference

Brandon University (BU) was virtual host to more than 75 mathematicians from around the world over the weekend for the Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting. The videoconference meeting featured two full days of presentations, including featured talks by Ada Chan of York University, Doug Farenick of the University of Regina, and Judi McDonald of Washington […]

Brandon University science student heads to Western Regionals with Three-Minute Thesis on microplastics

Brandon University’s Laura Janiaski is headed to Western Regionals with her Three-Minute Thesis. Janiaski, a graduate student in the department of Biology at BU, presented her research on microplastics in a virtual showcase earlier this month, and was selected by community judges as having the best presentation. In a nutshell, the Three-Minute Thesis, or 3MT, […]

Federal, provincial research support bring $1.2 million to BU lab for breast cancer study

Federal and provincial research agencies will join with suppliers to provide more than $1.2 million in support of a new laboratory at Brandon University (BU). The Genotoxicology Research Laboratory will be the home base for Canada Research Chair Dr. Mousumi Majumder’s work to learn more about breast cancer and its indicators. The Canada Foundation for […]

Taylor Goodon first BU recipient of 3M National Student Fellowship Award

Taylor Goodon is the first from Brandon University (BU) to join an exclusive club that celebrates Canada’s best students. Goodon, a third-year Science student, is one of 10 national recipients of the 3M National Student Fellowship Award. Presented by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), the fellowship recognizes […]

Student research in spotlight at Senior Colloquium

Fifteen upper-years students will present their research as the Senior Colloquium returns to Brandon University (BU) on Monday, April 12. The Colloquium was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will take place online this year, with live presentations to be streamed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The students will cover a […]

New BU Education program fills need for vocational teachers and rural schools

A new Education program at Brandon University (BU) will create opportunities for vocational teachers and add new flexibility that will help fill gaps at rural Manitoba schools. The Technical/Vocational Bachelor of Education program will begin in September 2021 and will be open to Manitoba teachers who have completed the Technical Vocational Teacher Education diploma at […]

BU Co-op program expansion to add 450 spaces supporting experiential learning

RBC Future Launch funding focused on increasing access for diverse students Brandon University’s Co-operative Education Program has nearly tripled in size since its founding three and a half years ago, and will be able to add 450 new spaces for students to benefit from work-integrated learning experiences thanks to big boost from RBC Future Launch. […]

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