Month: September 2020

Brandon University will continue to deliver mostly online learning through the Winter Term this year, to help keep the community as safe as possible from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This decision was made yesterday by the BU Senate, and affects courses that are offered from January through April 2021.

Investigating women’s experiences in very masculine environments — heavy metal concerts — should help festival and concert planners provide safer and more inclusive practices in the future.
That’s one aim of Dr. Christopher Schneider’s new research, with Dr. Stacey Hannem of Wilfrid Laurier University, which recently was awarded a significant federal funding grant through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

The 43rd Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2020 prize winners:
Brittany Rae
1st Prize
Brittany Rae (with pianist Jesse Plessis)
2nd Prize
Jennifer Routhier (with pianist Natasha Fransblow)
3rd Prize
Virginie Mongeau (with pianist Jesse Plessis)
City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work
Jennifer Routhier (with pianist Natasha Fransblow)
Finalist Prizes (in alphabetical order)
Rebecca Gray (with pianist Cheryl Duvall)
Jayne Hammond (with pianist Lisa Rumpel)
Sarah Parkin (with pianist Ben Smith)
On September 19 and 20, 2020, six of Canada’s best emerging vocalists performed live-streamed recitals for the 43rd Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (E-Gré) in Voice. The E-Gré Competition began in 1976 and is the most important annual Canadian and contemporary music competition.

While power-sharing is a road to overcoming ethnic conflict in some countries, not everyone who lives in those nations is effectively represented in government.
Dr. Allison McCulloch’s research project will look at ways that power-sharing governments can develop inclusive and effective asylum polices.

A Brandon University student is delivering a positive message about classroom behaviour as she aims to take her research to the national stage.
Natashalee Thompson recently completed her Master’s of Education at BU and her research shows that positive reinforcement is a better option than punitive discipline for managing student behaviour in schools.

Researchers from Brandon University (BU) and the University of Manitoba (UM) are working with the Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat to study the experiences of survivors of intimate partner violence who are seeking help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nadine Henriquez
Nadine Henriquez, an Assistant Professor in Nursing at BU, is a co-investigator in the project, which is led by Kendra Nixon of the University of Manitoba.

A special federal fund is supporting a Brandon University (BU) research project examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in southwestern Manitoba.
The researchers have been awarded $16,880 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a special COVID-19 initiative of the Partnership Engage Grants program.