BRANDON – Dr. Bernadette Ardelli has been appointed as Dean of Science at Brandon University (BU). The BU Board of Governors has approved the appointment for a term of five years, beginning January 1, 2018.
BRANDON, MB – A biology professor at Brandon University (BU) is studying an organic farm in southern Manitoba to better understand the owners’ success, and pass along that knowledge to other organic growers.
Dr. Terence McGonigle says there is an increasing market demand for meats, vegetables and fruit produced through ecological methods without the use of synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides or genetically modified organisms.
BRANDON, MB – Faster-than-light communications? The evolution of the universe?
BRANDON, MB – A renowned whale researcher who appears in a celebrated documentary movie that’s generating Academy Award buzz will be speaking at Brandon University (BU).
Dr. Dave Duffus, associate professor at the University of Victoria, is featured in the 2013 film Blackfish, which explores the controversy of killer whales in captivity.
BRANDON, MB – Can something be in two places at once? Dr. Sarah Plosker from Brandon University (BU) has been awarded a federal research grant to explore a long-standing theory which says yes.
Dr. Sarah Plosker, Brandon University
“The principle of quantum superposition suggests that subatomic particles can be literally two places at one time,” says Dr. Plosker, Department of Math and Computer Science.
BRANDON, MB – A collection with more than 10,000 high definition maps is being moved into the John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University (BU), allowing for greater public access.
The John Langton Tyman Map Library contains atlases and topographic maps of Manitoba and Canada, as well as maps from around the world.
BRANDON, MB – New research from Brandon University (BU) may be an important first step in understanding the impact of a noxious weed, toxic to cattle and growing across millions of acres in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Dakotas.
Dr. Terence McGonigle and Jeremy Timmer
Dr. Terence McGonigle, Department of Biology, and former BU student Jeremy Timmer (BSc 2010), studied leafy spurge and its effect on grasses growing in 40,000 hectares of sandy prairie around Shilo, MB. Their research has just been published by The Prairie Naturalist.
BRANDON, MB – Researchers from Brandon University (BU) are collaborating with one of Mexico’s most significant universities to help guide sustainable, ecologically friendly growth at a favourite tourist destination.
Brandon University representativess meet with Universidad De Guadalajara in Mexico
In February, a BU team travelled to Puerto Vallarta as part of a unique collaborative partnership with Universidad De Guadalajara, researching increased visitation to the area including emerging opportunities and challenges for whale-watching tours and historic churches.
BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) radio astronomer may soon have the honour of naming a new discovery in the night sky.
Dr. Tyler Foster, Department of Physics and Astronomy, pinpointed what he believes to be the remains of an exploded star, a supernova remnant, during research this past summer at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in BC. He will verify the results later this month with observing time awarded to his group on a radio telescope in Effelsberg, Germany which is 100 meters across and, for decades, was the largest steerable telescope of any kind in the world.
“The object’s temporary name is G181.
James Allum, Minister of Education and Advanced Learning
BRANDON, MB – A new Master of Science degree will be offered at Brandon University (BU) beginning in 2014, benefitting student success and the economy in southwestern Manitoba. Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, James Allum, made the announcement today in a science lab on the BU campus.