Month: April 2014

BRANDON, MB – A long-time professor at Brandon University (BU) has written a new book to help you achieve your greatest goals. Endpoint Vision: Living Your Preferred Future Now describes how to define your vision, identify critical events and take action to move towards your preferred future.

BRANDON, MB – A handful of Brandon University (BU) students has been awarded federal funding for exciting research projects in biology, physics, and chemistry.
The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are given annually to high achievers by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to encourage graduate studies and research careers in the sciences.

On April 24, 2014 at the invitation of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council chair, Pat Britton and Dr. Bill Ashton (Director) attended the state of the province address by the Premier Greg Selinger. Topics on the Premier’s address were familiar to the research activities of the Rural Development Institute, including the importance of immigration for growth, the key roles of infrastructure and flood protection investment for economic development, and revenues from clean hydro and innovation by businesses.

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BRANDON, MB – One of Canada’s leading financial management companies is contributing $50,000 to the state-of-the-art Healthy Living Centre (HLC) at Brandon University (BU). Investors Group will receive corporate name recognition on the score clock in the main gym of the HLC, the home to BU’s Bobcats basketball and volleyball teams.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) researcher, working with students and an international team, has new evidence suggesting prehistoric earth was lusher than previously imagined – a rainforest from pole to pole. A major part of their findings, just published in the European geosciences journal Climate of the Past, is reshaping scientific discussions about our world’s climate then and now.
“Our research shows that interior British Columbia and Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, about 55-million years ago, were both very wet, supporting rainforests,” says Dr. David Greenwood from BU’s Department of Biology.

BRANDON, MB – An adjunct professor with Brandon University (BU) has published a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind reference work on a topic of growing concern to individuals and nations alike – the quality of life.
Dr. Alex Michalos spent the last five years creating the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, a 12-volume set containing essays from scholars in 58 countries on hundreds of topics including friendship, illiteracy, marginalized communities, yoga, gambling, and 22 of the most popular Quality of Life indexes used by governments and public policy institutes.

BRANDON, MB – Disaster movies, from the 1930s to today’s blockbusters, will be the topic of a new course at Brandon University (BU). Disaster Movies: Fact vs Fiction will explore the science and the myths portrayed in epic productions including Towering Inferno (1974), Twister (1996), and Contagion (2011).