Brandon has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business from MacEwan University in Alberta.  He is currently working on a Masters of Science at Thompson Rivers University studying the effects of fire on reclamation. He is currently studying the use of prescribed burns as a reclamation tool for the recovery of native grasslands on disturbed mine sites. He hopes to start a positive conversation with the general public, industry partners, and policy professionals around the ecological benefits of prescribed burning and learning to live with fire.  An additional aspect of his research is advocating for Indigenous fire methodologies and using traditional knowledge to aid research and support continued use of this practice. Brandon is under the supervision of Lauchlan Fraser,  Wendy Gardner and Courtney Mason.