Betty Peloquin


Academic Degree

  • B.A. (Native Studies/Computer Science): Brandon University, Brandon, MB, May 1997

Awards:

  • Order of felis rufus, Brandon University, 2013
  • President’s Honour Society, Brandon University, 2008
  • Dean’s Honour List, Brandon University, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2008
  • French Book Award for 300 level French, Brandon University, 1998 and 1999
  • Graduated with Greatest Distinction, Silver Medal, Brandon University, 1997
  • Hurd Memorial Scholarship in 2nd year French, Brandon University, 1997
  • Neil F. McMillan Scholarship in 2nd year Native Studies, Brandon University, 1992

Continuing Education:

  • Completed Fire Extinguisher Training Course, July 2019
  • Completed training in WHMIS 2015: Globally Harmonized System (GHS), March 2018 (96%)
  • Partial completion of second degree at Brandon University (Geography/French)
  • Completed Conversational French 2 at Assiniboine Community College, Fall 2006 (“A+” – 6.00 ceu)
  • Completed PowerPoint 1 at Assiniboine Community College, Spring 2004 (“A” – 4.00 ceu)
  • Attended weekend immersion programs in French (avancé) at Brandon University, March 1997, November 1997 & September 1998
  • Attended two week course in French grammar and conversation in Brest, France, June 1997
  • Attended HTML course offered at Brandon University, 1995
  • First Jump Certificate, Canadian Sport Parachuting Association, 1995
  • Geology Field Assistant for Dr. L. Quinn in western Newfoundland, July 1994
  • Attended non-credit French conversation class, Continuing Education, Brandon University, Fall 1988
  • Attended Statistical Analysis System (SAS) course offered by the Computer Services Department, Brandon University, 1983

University Committees:

  • Fire Marshal for Brodie Building, November 2018-present
  • Brandon University Local WUSC Student Refugee Program Committee since 2003; Vice-President, 2005-2007; Treasurer, 2007-2015; Secretary, 2015-present
  • Recorder for Science Faculty Council, 1987-present
  • Recorder for Science Chairs meetings, 1987-present
  • MGEU representative on Dean of Science Search Committees, 2010-2011, 2012, 2016-17 & 2017
  • Selection Committees for Office Assistants in Science, 1997, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Liaison Officer for NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Undergraduate Student Research Awards, 1990-2014
  • Liaison Officer for NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Postgraduate Scholarships, 1990-2012
  • Board of Trustees, B. J. Hales Museum of Natural History, 2000-2008
  • Science Faculty representative on Web Advisory Group, 2000-2001
  • Elected staff representative on Brandon University Presidential Selection Committee, 1999-2000
  • Selection Committee for Curator of B. J. Hales Museum of Natural History, 2000
  • Budget Advisory Committee for the Faculty of Science, 1996-1998

Community Service:  

  • Volunteer, Point-in-Time Homeless Count, BNRC, Brandon, MB, January 2015
  • City of Brandon Poverty Committee, 2013 & 2014
  • Treasurer of Park Community Centre, 1990-1992 and 1994-2010; Hall Bookings, 2008-2010
  • Representative on Central Council of Community Centres, 1994-1998; Alternate, 1999-2005, 2008-2009
  • Volunteer for Funds for Furry Friends, 2007-2008
  • Board of Directors of the Brandon, Folk, Music & Art Society, Inc., 1986-1992, Treasurer, 1986-1988, Vice-Chair, 1989-1991; Awarded honorary lifetime membership
  • Secretary of Rosser Ward Citizens’ Association, 1995-1996
  • Volunteer for Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1994
  • Volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society, 1993
  • Secretary for Tools for Peace, 1987-1988, Volunteer to 1991
  • Volunteer for Children’s Aid (camping and recreational activities), 1981

Memberships:

  • Member of The Marquis Project, 1987-present
  • Member of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 1991-present
  • Member of the The Women’s Centre, 2002-present
  • Member of Prairie Public Television, 2007-present
  • Member of the Brandon, Folk, Music & Art Society, Inc., 1986-present
  • Member of the NDP, 1985-2008, 2010-2012
  • Member of Manitoba Government Employees Union; Steward, 1976-1977 and 1983-1992; Secretary, 1982-1983 and 1992-1994; Council of Unions, 1992-94; Re-classification Appeals Committee, 1999-2000
  • Member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, 2001-2010
  • Member of the Brandon Arts Coalition, 2008
  • Volunteer for the Westman Recycling Council, 1989-1991, Member, 1992-2005
  • Member of the Brandon Skier Program, 1992-1998; Executive 1993-1998
  • Member of National Geographic Society, 1996-1998
  • Member of Big Blue Recycling, 1992-1995
  • Member of Cinématheque/Winnipeg Film Group, 1995
  • Member of Greenpeace, 1989-1994
  • Member of Sky-Hy Toastmasters Communications Club, 1986-1987

General Interests:

  • biking, camping, films, hiking, literature, music, running, skiing, traveling