Because we are making environmental change HAPPEN.

The BAS in Environment at Cape Breton University will make the most of its links to Cape Breton’s incredible natural beauty and its post-industrial landscapes. From the Mi’kmaq creation stories that animate unama’ki, land of the fog, to modern-day moose hunts run in partnership with the government, this island is the perfect learning grounds for environmental issues. Our histories in fishing, coal mining and steel production have defined Cape Breton identity for generations, and their legacies can be felt today in the culture and environment of Industrial Cape Breton in particular.

CBU itself is a carbon-neutral campus. We are home to the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment (VCSEE), which has steered research in the areas of Green Mining technologies, mine water remediation, nanoparticle research related to environmental monitoring, and biofuel-related projects.

The BAS in Environment grew out of the natural desire for greater alliances and partnerships amongst faculty and students working across campus in the areas of environmental research and action. Faculty from all Schools have come together to add their voice and perspective to this degree. Students in the BAS in Environment will no doubt take advantage of CBU’s long history of involving undergraduate students in faculty research projects. We believe that students have a unique voice and perspective, and we want to give each and every one of our students the opportunity to shine and make a positive contribution towards a more sustainable future.