Tag: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Ten talented Brandon University (BU) Science students are working on significant research projects with federal funding. The students are recipients of $6,000 Undergraduate Student Research Awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.

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 unique community astronomy program at Brandon University (BU) is giving the public a rare, free opportunity to view amazing objects in the night sky through the largest telescope between Kenora and Calgary.
In the past three years, more than 4000 people have visited the BU Observatory, not only during warm July nights but also February chills, to peer through the eyepiece of the 16-inch reflecting telescope which can bring the rings of Saturn into clear view.

BRANDON, MB – A handful of Brandon University (BU) students has been awarded federal funding for exciting research projects in biology, physics, and chemistry.
The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are given annually to high achievers by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to encourage graduate studies and research careers in the sciences.

BRANDON, MB – A cutting-edge researcher at Brandon University (BU) is collaborating with Japanese scientists to develop new materials which could revolutionize the electronics industry.
Dr. Martin Lemaire spent much of August in Japan on a prestigious fellowship lecture tour sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) professor has been awarded a federal grant to study micro-organisms in Manitoba soil that may assist in identifying new infectious diseases of reptiles and other animals.
Dr. Wendy Untereiner, Department of Biology, says the $135,000 Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will fund several projects over the next five years in Brandon and the Narcisse area.