Month: November 2013

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University (BU) is pleased to announce that Toronto-based Heathbridge Capital Management is committing $40,000 towards an endowment for music students, a fund which will swell to $100,000 using contributions from the Manitoba Scholarship & Bursary Initiative (MSBI).
The Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. Scholarship in Jazz Studies was established in 2008 with a $10,000 gift from the company, matched through the University’s allocation of MSBI funds.

Back Row: (L-R) Tom Johnson, Peter Apedaile, Nelson Rogers,Heather Hall, LingLing Fan, Dianne Looker, Bill AshtonMiddle Row: Lori Gould, Ryan Gibson, Bill Reimer, Laura Ryser,Ray Bollman, Bruno JeanFront Sitting: Sara Teitelbaum, Anna Woodrow, Lana Sullivan,Fran ShaverMissing from photo: Judi Nelson Childs
Over 2 dozen people examined the impact over the last 10 years of the New Rural Economy project – NRE. Ten presentations analyzed and discussed fundamentals of governance, wealth creation, capacity building, and service delivery in rural communities.
Dr. Bill Reimer, the co-designer, motivator, and leader of the decade long NRE project wrapped up by underscoring the importance of ongoing research with the 32 rural communities – a national rural lab.
Dr. Bill Ashton from the Rural Development Institute along with Dr. Ray Bollman were pleased to host this NRE symposium, with the assistance of Lori Gould, a former NRE researcher.

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BRANDON, MB – A top researcher at Brandon University (BU) hoping to cure devastating tropical diseases is getting help from a multi-billion dollar fund established by the co-founder of Microsoft.
Biology professor Dr. Bernadette Ardelli is a co-principal investigator with Dr. Robert Greenberg from Penn State in a project that will study tropical diseases including schistosomiasis and filariasis which, to date, lack effective vaccines.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor will be a keynote speaker at the first-ever international  conference on spiritual tourism,  the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) Spiritual Tourism for Sustainable Development, later this month in Viet Nam.
Dr. Daniel Olsen, Chair of BU’s Geography Department, is one of a handful of scholars in the world studying the links between tourism and spiritualism. Tourism, Religion and Spiritual Journeys, which he co-edited and released in 2006, has become the seminal book on this emerging sector.

James Allum, Minister of Education and Advanced Learning
BRANDON, MB – A new Master of Science degree will be offered at Brandon University (BU) beginning in 2014, benefitting student success and the economy in southwestern Manitoba. Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, James Allum, made the announcement today in a science lab on the BU campus.