Month: January 2011

BRANDON, MB — Last week, the new Cisco TelePresence room at Brandon University, located in the Faculty of Education, was officially unveiled with Dr. Deborah Poff, President of Brandon University, collaborating in a four-way technologically supported event with colleagues at the University of Winnipeg and at the University College of the North, in The Pas, as well as with Nitin Kawale, the President of Cisco Canada, who was in Toronto.
Others who took part in this hour-long virtual conference-call were Manitoba’s Premiere Greg Selinger, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, Dr.Lloyd Axworthy, University of Winnipeg President, and Dr. Kathryn McNaughton, Vice-President (Academic & Research) of University College of the North.

Brandon, MB — Dr. Adam Scarfe, of the University of Winnipeg, will give a talk entitled “An Evolutionary Spin on Causation in Hume, Kant and Hegel”.
This event is open to the public and will take place on Friday, January 28, at 2:30 p.m.

BRANDON, MB — On January 20, there will be a Brandon launch for the newly released book entitled “Manitoba Politics and Government: Issues, Institutions, Traditions”, edited by Paul Thomas and Curtis Brown. On hand for the event will be one of the contributors, Brandon University Assistant Professor Kelly Saunders of the Department of Political Studies, as well as Brown.

BRANDON, MB — Dr. William Ashton, the director of the Rural Development Institute, is pleased to award a $3,000 Student Internship to two Brandon University Applied Disaster Emergency Studies students, Sarah Delisle and Yi Victor Wang.
Under the direction of Dr. Balfour Spence, chair of ADES, these students will prepare a case study titled: “Rural Vulnerabilities related to atypical precipitation: Assiniboine Valley Case Study”.

BRANDON, MB — The Science Seminar Series begins its winter semester offerings on Friday, January 14, with Dr. Terrence McGonigle, the chair of the Department of Biology. His talk, entitled “Degree-day prediction of first flowering in subarctic Manitoba” will take place at 3 p.m.

BRANDON, MB — Time is running out as the January 31 deadline looms for the submissions of Master of Rural Development (MRD) program applications.
“The Master of Rural Development program is likely to be attractive to graduates from the Faculties of Arts, Science or Education, especially those who would like to be involved — professionally or otherwise — in their community,” said Professor Ken Beesley.

BRANDON, MB — Dr. Rong-Yu Li, an associate professor in the Department of Geology, has received 150,000 Chinese Yuan (approximately $25,000 Canadian) in research funding from the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
His project, titled “Comparative study on Devonian brachiopods from Canada and South China and quantitative assessment of paleobiogeography”, will study the Canadian and Chinese fossil brachiopods that lived in the oceans about 390 million years ago and their biogeographic relationship during that time period.

BRANDON, MB — Thirteen psychiatric nurses, from various parts of Western Canada, assembled on campus yesterday and today. The group is the very first in the country to embark on a Master of Psychiatric Nursing program.