Month: February 2021

Work by Brandon University researcher Dr. Michael Charette has been recognized by the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) in recognition of Rare Disease Day on Sunday, Feb. 28.
Dr. Charette, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been working with CHRIM for three years. Dr. Charette and his lab are studying the rare genetic disorder Bowen-Conradi syndrome.

Brandon University is celebrating the achievements of Indigenous students, faculty, staff and the community in the weeks leading up to spring solstice and beyond.
“We plan and celebrate an Indigenous Excellence Week every year, and this year’s just kept expanding until we had a month and more,” said Chris Lagimodiere, BU’s Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre and Aboriginal Initiatives.

Brandon University’s (BU’s) Department of Geology has an extra reason to celebrate as Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week in Manitoba approaches from February 28 to March 7.
This year marks 110 years in the study of geoscience at BU. Students in the Geology program learn about the multi-billion-year history of the Earth and its composition, its fascinating tectonic processes, evolution of life, and impacts on society and our daily lives. Everything we use comes from the Earth, and geoscientists work hard to ensure a sustainable, healthy and prosperous future for everyone.

Brandon University’s (BU’s) Mini University is partnering with the Canadian Women’s Foundation to offer a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for girls ages nine through 13.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is contributing up to $172,000 over the next four years for the Girls Can … program, which is designed to give girls confidence in a variety of STEM activities, including robotics, coding, game design, sound engineering and more. The program is structured to be safe, fun and non-judgmental as participants work with Mini U’s mentors to determine the direction of the sessions.

A Brandon University student is one of just four across the country to have received the Mattinson Scholarship for 2020. Noah Monk, a physics major and philosophy minor in his third year at BU, is the first Brandon student to have received the scholarship.