Month: March 2012

BRANDON, MB — The students of the 4th year English course, “Imagining Manitoba,” taught by Dr. Di Brandt at Brandon University, have produced a multi-media display celebrating “Southwestern Manitoba: The Birthplace of the Modern Canadian Novel”. Their work will be exhibited in the Brandon College Alcove, on the second floor of BU Library.

March 28, 2012
BRANDON, MB — Brandon University’s Dr. Wendy Untereiner and Dr. Mesfine Bogale are two of more than 140 authors of a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), one of the world’s top scientific journals. Their paper, entitled “Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi”, is a landmark contribution that establishes the internal transcribed spacer, one of six DNA regions evaluated, as a best genetic marker for identifying fungi.

March 16, 2012
BRANDON, MB – Brandon University is pleased to announce that Russ Paddock has been named Athletic Director of Brandon University effective immediately.
After spending the past nine months as acting Athletic Director, Paddock will now assume the role on a permanent basis.

March 16, 2012
Brandon, MB — The Rural Development Institute (RDI) has received renewed financial support from Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI). On hand to accept the cheque were Dr. Scott Grills, Vice-President Academic and Provost of Brandon University, Dr. William Ashton, Director of RDI and representing the provincial government was Drew Caldwell, MLA for Brandon East.

March 16, 2012
BRANDON, MB — The 2011-2012 pro series, an annual presentation by the School of Music, continues with a recital featuring violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa. Their programme will include duo works by Mozart, Fauré, Debussy, Enesco and Stockhausen.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
BRANDON, MB — The Brandon University Opera Ensemble, under the co-direction of School of Music Assistant Professor David Playfair and sessional instructor Gordon Portman, presents a new adaptation of Mozart’s comic opera, “The Marriage of Figaro”. This is the Opera Ensemble’s third full-length production — Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte was produced in 2008 and Britten’s Albert Herring in 2010.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
BRANDON, MB – Brandon University Athletics is getting ready for another great year of Bobcat Summer Camps. Four weeks of basketball and volleyball camps are scheduled, with a new location and some slight modifications to this year’s program.