Students Honoured for Cutting-Edge Research

Students from Brandon University were honoured for summer research projects, which include understanding drug resistance and creating new synthetic materials to build better computers and medical diagnostic equipment.

Seven BU students shared $31,500 in Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs), plus almost $8,000 in awards from Brandon University to complete these projects. Students spent sixteen weeks doing research under the direct supervision of a BU faculty member. “This experience is definitely going to help me decide whether I pursue a master’s degree or move right into the workforce,” says Danielle Sharanowski, a third-year science student researching drug resistance with Dr. Bernadette Ardelli, Department of Biology, and fellow student Katrina Cristall.