Month: June 2013

BRANDON, MB – Celebrated Brandon University (BU) music professor T. Patrick Carrabré has been nominated for a prestigious 2013 Western Canadian Music Award. Carrabré’s latest album War of Angels is in the running for Classical Recording of the Year.

BRANDON, MB – Children raised in Manitoba’s child welfare system now have increased opportunities for post-secondary education through the recently announced Tuition Waiver Program partnership involving Brandon University (BU), Assiniboine Community College (ACC) and the four Child and Family Services Authorities of Manitoba.
“We are very excited and cannot thank BU and ACC enough for becoming part of this wonderful initiative,” said Dave McGregor, Chief Executive Officer of Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba (CFS Western).

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor is researching children’s oral and written language development, with the goal of creating new teaching methods that incorporate cultural factors into Canadian classrooms.
Donna Forsyth, BU Faculty of Education, will work with educators in northern and rural Manitoba school divisions as part of a $2.8 million nation-wide project which brings together the University of Toronto as the lead institution and BU and the University of Saskatchewan as partner institutions to address this important research topic.

The 2013 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) annual conference will be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario from 24-27 October, 2013. Mark your calendars to be sure to join us.
The conference is being co-hosted by the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN), Lakehead University, and the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA).

Posted to: RDI

BRANDON, MB – Following a nation-wide competition, a trio of Brandon University (BU) researchers has been awarded more than half-a-million dollars in grants to continue their scientific research.
Dr. Martin Lemaire will receive $472,032 to outfit a new laboratory in BU’s Chemistry Department to research molecular spintronic materials, a relatively new field of study.

BRANDON, MB – A student from Brandon University (BU) has won silver in a prestigious international music competition and the opportunity to showcase later this year at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Jinsung Kim, who just completed his major in performance at BU’s School of Music, was recently chosen as a top performer in the American Protege International Music Talent Competition Spring 2013, besting applicants from all over the world.