Mini University would like to thank the following groups and individuals whose involvement helps make Mini U a success each year:

  • The Faculties, Schools and Ancillary Services within the University, for their generous provision of facilities, equipment and expertise for Mini University.
  • Brandon University faculty, staff and students for all their assistance and support.
  • And, of course, all our participants and their parents, grandparents, friends and families, and our participating Aboriginal communities.

We would also like to thank all of our supporting organizations, including Actua and their 2016 Actua National Funders.


Mini U gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following agencies for their financial and grant support of Mini University in 2016:

Government of Canada:
Young Canada Works

Canada Summer Jobs

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - PromoScience
Government of Manitoba:
Career Focus (Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities)Urban/Hometown Green (Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities)
Manitoba Culture, Heritage and TourismHealthy Child Manitoba
Actua (NAOP, GWKA-Richardson Foundation Direct Sponsorship, Codemakers, Innovation 150, and InSTEM)
The Butler Family FoundationManitoba Metis Federation
Brandon University Students Union – WorkStudy ProgramKiwanis Club of Brandon

Mini University would also like to thank the numerous members of the Brandon Community who assist in delivering our program through donations, use of facilities for visits or providing expertise. These include:

The Sun FundThe Kain FamilyTracey Collyer, Cathy Foster, Nancy C. McPherson and Viola Fast Braun (BU Health Studies, Nursing Dept.)East 40 Packers
Jill Giesbrecht (Funds for Furry Friends)Dr. Jennifer Beckwith (Grand Valley Animal Clinic)Westman Reptile GardensMaple Leaf Foods
Pauline Morton (BU Biology Dept.)Brandon Police ServiceBrandon Fire and Emergency Services26 Fd Regt RCA - XII MB Dragoons Museum - Brandon
Tanya Joyce (BU IT Dept.)Dr. Todd Fugleberg (Physics and Astronomy)Bill Gallaway (BU Biology Dept.)Peter Adamo (BU Geology Dept.)
Healthy Living Centre Front Desk StaffBrandon University Physical Plant and all Building Service WorkersXisra Winder (BU Astronomy Dept.)Brandon University Finance and Registration Services
Windsor PlywoodBen Wiebe ConstructionClaren TurnerBrandon University Human Resources

Finally, we would like to thank the members of the Brandon Community who supported Mini University by purchasing advertisements in our brochure this year.