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 Indigenous communities.

We would also like to thank all of our supporting organizations, including Actua and their 2019 Actua National Funders:

Mini U gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following agencies for their financial and grant support of Mini University in 2019:

Government of Canada:
Young Canada Works

Canada Summer Jobs

CanCode Codemakers

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 Tourism (Archaeology) Healthy Child Manitoba
The Butler Family Foundation Manitoba Métis Federation
Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Kiwanis Club of Brandon
BU – Faculty of Science BU – Institutional Advancement
Individual donors


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:

Brandon University’s School of of Health Studies and Departments of Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and the Faculty of Education
BU Anthropology Department Samaritan House Home Depot The Sun Fund
Funds for Furry Friends Brandon Police Service Brandon Fire and Emergency Services 26 Fd Regt RCA – XII MB Dragoons Museum – Brandon
The Kain Family The Plett Family Boardgame Empire Giant Tiger
Healthy Living Centre Front Desk Staff Brandon University Physical Plant and all Building Service Workers Brandon University Human Resources Brandon University Finance and Registration Services
East 40 Packers Maple Leaf Foods Claren Turner Individual donors