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Best article award for Brandon University professor published in Cambridge journal

Brandon University’s Dr. Allison McCulloch has received the Elizabeth Meehan ‘Best Article’ Prize for 2018. The award, announced recently, recognizes a peer-reviewed, original research article by Dr. McCulloch that appeared in the October 2018 edition of the Government and Opposition journal, published by Cambridge University Press. “I am delighted to receive this recognition,” said Dr. […]

Brandon University welcomes 10th anniversary Augustfest

Conceived as a way of celebrating the contributions of musicians with significant connections to Western Manitoba, Augustfest X opens Sunday evening August 11 and runs through Friday, August 16, 2019. Concerts will be held each evening in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall on the Brandon University campus. Although Augustfest is an independent non-profit community festival, […]

BU Homecoming to welcome Dr. Samantha Nutt, War Child Canada founder, for public keynote

A renowned humanitarian, physician and best-selling author will headline Brandon University’s annual Homecoming this fall. Dr. Samantha Nutt will present the public Homecoming keynote on Thursday evening, Oct. 17, as Homecoming weekend kicks off. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Samantha Nutt to Brandon and to the BU Homecoming,” said Carla Eisler, BU’s Director of […]

BU mourns passing of former President Harold (Jack) Perkins

The Brandon University community is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Harold (Jack) Perkins. Dr. Perkins came to Brandon University in 1977 to serve as President, a position he held until 1983. Following his time as President, Dr. Perkins also served as a full professor in the Faculty of Education from 1986 […]

Rave reviews for new album by BU violinist on current tour

A Brandon University (BU) School of Music Associate Professor will perform concerts close to home and on the other side of the world this summer in support of her new album. Violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa, who teaches at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, have performed together as duo526 since they studied […]

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 honours retirees

Brandon University bid a fond farewell and a warm thank-you to about two dozen retiring employees with a dinner on Wednesday evening. “Brandon University is a strong and caring institution because we are made up of strong and caring people, and it is an honour to celebrate all of the dedication on display here today,” […]

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 […]

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