Month: June 2019

A pioneer in the emerging and important field of ribosome assembly, from Yale University’s School of Medicine, will visit Brandon University (BU) to talk about women in science on Wednesday, June 26. The free talk by Dr. Susan J. Baserga, titled “Resilience and Ribosomes: Practising Persistence in Life and the Lab,” will take place in the Louis Riel Room at BU, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Susan J. Baserga will share here experiences in science on Wednesday, June 26.
Dr. Baserga is a world leader in the study of human genetic disorders that cause ribosome assembly defects.

Brandon University bid a fond farewell and a warm thank-you to about two dozen retiring employees with a dinner on Wednesday evening.
“Brandon University is a strong and caring institution because we are made up of strong and caring people, and it is an honour to celebrate all of the dedication on display here today,” said BU President David Docherty.

BRANDON – A book by Brandon University (BU) professor Dr. Corinne L. Mason has been recognized with a national award.
Mason was the recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Prize, presented by the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Association (WGSRF), at last week’s Congress for the Social Sciences and Humanities in Vancouver.

Brandon University will come together as a community and continue to advance the causes of diversity, tolerance and reconciliation after an overnight fire that destroyed a ceremonial tipi on campus.
This is a painful and distressing offense to a powerful Indigenous symbol.

BRANDON – A long-running and influential journal based at Brandon University (BU) will benefit from a three-year extension in support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The investment by SSHRC will provide $22,000 per year to assist with the continued publication of the Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD).

Brandon University professor Hamid Mumin has been named to a new provincial committee that will provide advice on priority issues related to mining and mineral exploration in the province, and help advance the goals of Manitoba’s Economic Growth Action Plan.
Mumin, the chair of the BU Geology department, and a member of the BU Board of Governors, will be one of nine members of the new committee, which was announced by the province today.

Scholars and researchers from around the world are at Brandon University this week to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing men and the latest research about masculinity as BU hosts the 2019 American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) annual conference.
This is the 27th annual conference, which has previously has been held in cities ranging from Atlanta to New York City, and which this year is drawing more than 50 top researchers from at least a dozen countries.

The Brandon University community will be showing off every colour of the rainbow during Pride Week in Brandon, with all staff, faculty and students encouraged to take part in Pride activities.
At BU, members of the Brandon University Students’ Union, BU Student Services and the BU Diversity and Human Rights office will host a decorate-your-own Pride T-shirt activity in the courtyard (weather permitting) on Wednesday, June 12, from 11 a.m.