BrandonU launches one of Canada’s first drone certification courses

July 31, 2017

Students and members of the public who are interested in operating drones can now apply to a for-credit course at Brandon University. A BrandonU release states that the course will teach students the technical and legal knowledge necessary to fly drones safely and within the bounds of new Transport Canada regulations. The new regulations will reportedly require everyone at the controls of a drone to have completed a ground school course like the one being offered at BrandonU. “This is an industry that is getting huge. Real estate, photography and videography are some of the more obvious applications, but all of the major industries including mining, construction and agriculture are turning to drones, and they’re all around us here on the Prairies,” said Course Instructor Matthew Johnson. BrandonU