Photo Gallery: BU shares love of chemistry with area students

Nearly 650 students from 20 schools across western Manitoba have visited Brandon University (BU) this week to take part in fun and educational experiments as part of BU’s annual Experience Chemistry Week. Both high school and middle years students take part in Chemistry Week, with each level doing experiments that are suitable for their age […]

New Canada Research Chair at BU to study mental health in rural areas

Areas that currently don’t have access to adequate mental health care will be receiving greater attention from researchers at Brandon University (BU) following the appointment of BU professor Dr. Rachel Herron as a Canada Research Chair (CRC). Herron has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health, a five-year […]

Research links palm trees’ progression north with climate change

BRANDON – A research project conceived by a Brandon University (BU) professor on the northward spread of palms has been featured in the prestigious science journal Scientific Reports and on Columbia University’s Lamont Earth Institute State of the Planet blog. Dr. David Greenwood of BU’s Department of Biology co-authored the paper with project leader Dr. […]

Outstanding female students will be honoured on International Women’s Day

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) will mark International Women’s Day by recognizing 15 outstanding female students. The students were nominated by BU faculty and staff for their accomplishments and contributions academically and in the community. They will be honoured during a reception on Thursday, March 8 at the Gathering Space of the John E. Robbins […]

Valuable new bursaries introduced at BU

BRANDON – Brandon University (BU) students will benefit from $330,000 in additional support this year through two valuable new bursaries approved on Tuesday by the BU Senate. The bursaries were created to realize the benefits of changes to the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursaries Initiative (MSBI). Through the MSBI the Government of Manitoba contributes provincial support […]

Dr. Bernadette Ardelli appointed Dean of Science at BU

BRANDON – Dr. Bernadette Ardelli has been appointed as Dean of Science at Brandon University (BU). The BU Board of Governors has approved the appointment for a term of five years, beginning January 1, 2018. Dr. Ardelli joined BU as an Assistant Professor in 2006, earning promotions to Associate Professor in 2012 and full Professor […]

BU faculty featured with top prairie researchers

Four talented Brandon University researchers have shared their insights and inspiration in Q & A profiles on a website affiliated with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Drs. Bernadette Ardelli, Margaret E. Carrington, Mousumi Majumder and Sarah Plosker are featured on the Prairie NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering […]

Brandon University students, professor present research at international science conference

BRANDON, Man. – Brandon University (BU) was represented by Biology Professor Dr. David Greenwood and his graduate students at a recent international scientific conference in Utah. Greenwood was joined at the Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene 2017 conference (CBEP2017) by Markus Sudermann and Alex Lowe, students in BU’s Master of Science (Environmental and […]

Brandon University improves in 2018 Maclean’s magazine rankings

Where Brandon did best Brandon is ranked as one of 19 “primarily undergraduate” universities by Maclean’s magazine. Student/Faculty Ratio BU ranked No. 1 in the country, with 12 students per faculty member. This is the best score of any institution in all categories. Social Studies and Humanities Grants BU ranked No. 6 in the country […]

Good as gold: Brandon University kicks off 50th anniversary year

Brandon University is celebrating a golden anniversary all this year, marking 50 years since the transition from Brandon College to Brandon University. “When we were chartered as Brandon University, we took a significant and ambitious step in our continuing growth. It was a period of progress, with new buildings and new programs laying the foundations […]

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