Month: June 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Brandon, MB — The Rural Development Institute (RDI) has once again received financial support from Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI.) On hand to sign the agreement were Drew Caldwell, MLA for Brandon East, Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University and Dr. William Ashton, Director of RDI. This five-year financial support of $545,000  from the province will help sustain Brandon University-based, RDI-driven research efforts.

Monday, June 20, 2011
Brandon, MB — Professor Hamid Mumin, of the Geology Department at Brandon University, has received recognition for his work. He was chosen as one of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Distinguished Lecturers during the CIM Conference’s Award Gala, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in May.

Dr. Mumin was lauded for “his ground-breaking work in the identification and discovery of Iron Oxide Copper-Gold deposits.

BRANDON, MB — Motivated by a number of Brandon University professors’ request and previous positive experiences, Dr. Deborah Poff — the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor — has made a successful bid to become a member institution of the University of the Arctic. She recently attended the organization’s annual general meeting, held at the University of Lapland in Rovaiemi, in Finland.

Friday, June 10, 2011
BRANDON, MB – Bobcats men‟s basketball coach Gil Cheung logged almost 4,900 kilometres on the recruiting trail in March, making stops in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Langley over 13 days.
After announcing a pair of recruits from B.C.

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Brandon, MB — During the 100th Convocation at Brandon University, four outstanding Canadians — Ambassador Gary Doer, Dr. Ray Bollman, Dr. Buffy Sainte-Marie and Heather Bishop — will be acknowledged for their efforts and accomplishments, each receiving an honorary doctorate.
Each convocation ceremony will feature a valedictorian — Chris Pugh (B.Sc.