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Dr. Mousumi Majumder - Faculty of Science
Dr. Mousumi Majumder is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Genotoxicology and an Associate Professor at the Department of Biology at Brandon University.
Dr. Majumder has established a translational breast cancer research program at the Department of Biology and the long-term goal of her program is to develop a blood test kit for breast cancer early detection. Dr. Majumder has established a multidisciplinary program at BU supported by tri-council funding such as NSERC-Discovery grant, Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada Summer Job Grant, and Brandon University Research Committee grants. Her team of highly qualified personnel (HQP) includes Honours students, MSc students, Research Assistants, and Bioinformaticians. In addition, her trainees (between 10-12 HQP) are highly successful in publishing peer-reviewed scientific articles, they won several regional and national research awards, and supported by Research Manitoba MSc scholarship, CIHR MSc scholarship, Brandon University Research Training Award (BURTA), an NSERC-USRA. Dr. Majumder also teaches a variety of pre-med undergraduate courses (BSc) and MSc courses at BU. She is also serving multiple regional, national, and international funding agencies as a grant reviewer and selection committee member for provincial health agencies and has developed an extensive servicing history at BU by serving as a committee member.
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Candice Waddell-Henowitch - Faculty of Health Science
Candice Waddell-Henowitch is Registered Psychiatric Nurse and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing within the Faculty of Health Studies.
Dr. Candice Waddell-Henowitch holds a PhD from University of Manitoba in Community Health Science and a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Brandon University. Throughout her short tenure at Brandon University she has been involved in numerous interdisciplinary and Faculty based research projects from a variety of funding sources, including the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Her research includes improving health care practice and systems through the lens of feminist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic and decolonizing approaches; and understanding the perspectives of individuals living with histories of mental illness and trauma. Prior to her work at Brandon University, Candice was a registered psychiatric nurse in Australia, New Zealand, Manitoba and remote communities in Nunavut. She worked nationally and internationally on projects focused on improving Indigenous mental health and wellness, and reducing the impact of trauma. For more information, Candice Waddell-Henowitch | Faculty of Health Studies (brandonu.ca)
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Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis - Faculty of Arts
Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Francophone Studies and Languages. In 2016, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary, and obtained her PhD in comparative literature from Université de Montréal. She has received grants from Research Manitoba, SSHRC and BURC.
As a second-generation multi-lingual scholar and writer, it can be a challenge to navigate different spheres of sociality. So if you identify with any intersectional struggle, or simply want to chat about strategy or tactics, I am here.
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