The Brandon Research & Development Centre (BRDC) is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's national network of 19 research centres. This Research Centre is one of the original five experimental farms established by the Federal Government in 1886 under The Experimental Farm Station Act.
The BRDC conducts research on crop production, including fertilization requirements of crops, ecology and control of weeds, biology and management of crop diseases, genetics and breeding of barley, management of pastures and cattle, land resource management, and impacts of agriculture on the environment.
Over the past number of years, the landscape of research activities at Brandon University has changed and grown. Five Canada Research Chairs have been recruited and new appointments in a variety of departments have brought new research agendas to the campus. The University’s commitment to building research capacity has also led to the establishment of a number of new research laboratories created to enhance the research experiences of both faculty and students. These include: Environment Science Laboratory, Cell Biology and Neuroscience Laboratory, Functional Genomics Laboratory, Mycology Research Laboratory and the Archaeological Residue Analysis Laboratory
The Laboratory for Applied Research in Resource Geology (LARG), overseen by Dr. Hamid Mumin and Dr. Simon Pattison, is a state-of the-art petrographic and analytical research facility that provides a focal point for Geoscience Research at Brandon University, and for university, government and industry collaborations. Research is conducted on the geology, mineralogy and chemistry of mineral and energy resources in various locations across Canada and internationally.
The diversity of ACC’s faculty and commitment to undertaking practical research activities uniquely positions the Applied Research Office to help solve technical and operational issues for business while at the same time adding invaluable experience to the student’s academic career. ACC’s research activities provide particular benefits, such as:
- Program curricula that is current and relevant to business.
- Faculty and students that are more effectively engaged with industry.
- Enhanced educational outcomes as students become involved in projects aimed at solving issues faced by industry and organizations.
- Businesses, organizations, and communities that benefit from the expertise and problem solving capacity found at Assiniboine.
- Faculty and students of Assiniboine that gain access to and experience with advanced equipment and processes.
- Businesses and organizations increasingly recognize our contribution and value, which translates to increased industry support for capital and program development and projects.
Additional Manitoba Research Centres
Many of the research resources within Manitoba are already leveraged by Brandon based companies demonstrating the ease of accessibility to any or all of the following facilities.
|Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Research Centres (Brandon, Winnipeg and Morden)||www.agr.gc.ca/science/winnipeg|
|Food Development Centre (Portage La Prairie)||http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/food-and-ag-processing/food-commercialization/food-development-centre/index.html|
|Canadian International Grain Institute (Winnipeg)||www.cigi.ca|
|Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (Winnipeg)||umanitoba.ca/centres/rcffn|
|Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Medicine (Winnipeg)||http://www.sbrc.ca/ccarm|
|Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre (Winnipeg)||www.agr.gc.ca/pfra/mcdc/mcdc_e.html|