BU employees and alumnae honoured as Women of Distinction

Several Brandon University (BU) alumnae and employees were in the spotlight last week as the YWCA Brandon celebrated the accomplishments of area women at the annual Women of Distinction Gala. Brandon University partnered with Assiniboine Community College to sponsor the Education and Mentorship award, which was presented to Deidre Gregory, the Indigenous Student Transition Co-ordinator […]

Brandon University to maintain existing Covid precautions for Winter 2022 Term

Next term at Brandon University will look a lot like the current term, as the university continues its strong precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible. The Winter 2022 Term, which begins in January 2022, will continue existing restrictions and mandates that have proven effective […]

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, […]

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