About the Office of the Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
The Provost & Vice-President (Academic) works in conjunction with the President, Deans, and other members of the University Community to advance the academic programming, teaching and learning, research, and university-community engagement mission of the University as mandated by the Brandon University Vision/Mission Statement. As such, offices and programs that directly sustain these aspects of the University’s operation report to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic). These include the Faculties of Arts, Science, Health Studies, and Education; School of Music; Graduate Studies; Co-operative Education Program; Campus Manitoba; Library Services; and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.
The Office of the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) is also home to the Office of Research Services which collects and disseminates information relating to research funding opportunities for faculty and other academic staff. The Manager of Research Services acts as the University’s primary liaison with major federal granting agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, etc.) and monitors funding initiatives and announcements from a variety of other governmental and nongovernmental sources, including CFI and the Canada Research Chairs Program. The Office of Research Services acts as a resource and provides administrative support for BURC, which disperses numerous research awards each year through a peer-reviewed, competitive process. Research Services also maintains a database of faculty research interests and publications in an ongoing effort to maximize colleague and community awareness.
The Office of the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) also provides administrative support for the Brandon University Research Committee (BURC), the Brandon University Research Ethics Committee (BUREC), the Brandon University Animal Care Committee (BUACC), and the Brandon University Biosafety Committee (BUBC).