Month: August 2018

BRANDON – Almost 40 students from Brandon University’s (BU) Master of Psychiatric Nursing (MPN) program met on campus this week for their orientation.
The students work in the mental health field at locations across Canada, many of them full time, while advancing their skills and knowledge through distance education at BU. During the annual three-day orientation, the students take part in seminars, share their research and get to know their professors and each other.

Health Benefits of Innovative program by Baycrest and Canada’s National Ballet School studied in partnership with Brandon University
No experience is required to participate in the Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors program, an exciting social opportunity that Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), in partnership with Baycrest is providing at no cost for people living with dementia and their caregivers in the Westman Region at four locations starting September 12.
“Too often, people living with dementia struggle with isolation, particularly in rural areas,” said Dr. Rachel Herron, a Canada Research Chair at Brandon University. “Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors can provide opportunities for people living with dementia – and their caregivers – to socialize with others in the community.

Students from Manitoba’s three universities presented some of their latest research on campus as Brandon University hosted the Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics Summer Symposium yesterday.
At the daylong event, physics and math students presented work on magnetic monopoles, quantum state transfer, holographic superconductors, divergent integrals in quantum field theory, hypercubes, black holes and black hole firewall boundaries.

A joint project bringing together instructors and students from Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College has received a grant of nearly $30,000 to begin building a virtual reality exploration of a First World War internment camp in Brandon.
Research for the project was completed last year, with more than $4,300 in funding from the Canadian First World War Interment Recognition Fund.