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Chemistry Students Win Awards at Science Atlantic Chemistry Conference

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The 40th annual Science Atlantic ChemCon Conference was recently held at the University of New Brunswick and three Cape Breton University students won big. Ceilidh MacDonald, Matthew Tobin and Doug Richards all presented at the conference and all took home awards.

CBU Turns Science into a Community Event

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cape Breton University will host its fifth annual Mall of Science Event on Saturday, May 30, at the Mayflower Mall. The event will run from 12-4 p.m. and include a little something for every age group and interest.

Sustainable Happiness Basis of Danish Report

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Imagine living your life in a way that not only makes you happy, but also contributes to the well- being of everyone and everything around you. The type of individual happiness that does not exploit the well-being of other people, the environment or future generations is known as sustainable happiness. Sustainable happiness goes beyond just being kind to the people you meet on the street. What if you chose to make your usual morning coffee fair trade coffee? What if you refused to wear clothes made by companies that employ sweatshops? While these changes may seem miniscule, you could impact the lives of people around the world in a positive way.

SSHRC Grant Supports North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Being Held in Cape Breton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant valued at $54,578 is helping to bring North Atlantic fiddle, dance and related traditions to Cape Breton while introducing the Celtic traditions of Cape Breton Island to the world. The grant was awarded to Dr. Chris McDonald, an ethnomusicologist, Dr. Heather Sparling, Canada Research Chair in Musical Traditions and Dr. Richard MacKinnon, a folklorist, all working at Cape Breton University (CBU).

New Accelerated Model for BScN to Be Offered

Monday, May 18, 2015

Students who plan to apply to CBU’s Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BScN) program for the 2016 intake and onward will now enter into an accelerated model. This new direction is a result of a Nursing Education Review that was announced by the Nova Scotia Government on May 12, 2015. This will see all undergraduate nursing programs in the Province offer a common, modern curriculum, introduce a new accelerated program and create multiple start and graduation times.

Three CAPERS score Spots on National Teams

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The honours continue for Cape Breton University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams.

CBU Announces $100,000 in Support of Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to announce that Grant Thornton is providing $100,000 to support the work of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. The Crawford Chair, housed in CBU’s Shannon School of Business, is focused on promoting interest among Canada’s Indigenous people in the study of business education at the post-secondary level, while undertaking pure and applied research specific to Aboriginal communities. The financial support announced today will advance the Chair’s activities across the country through the In.Business Indigenous youth mentorship program.

Nursing Students Fundraise to Save Lives

Monday, May 11, 2015

When Kim Lake and Helen Fraser began to teach the Leadership in Nursing course this past fall to the fourth-year CBU nursing students, they never dreamed what an impact it would have on their students’ lives and the lives of children on the opposite side of the world.

CBU Celebrates Spring Convocation

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the achievements of nearly 630 students during its Spring Convocation Ceremony being held on May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Canada Games Complex, CBU Campus. 

CBU Prof's Book up for Award

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dr. Heather Sparling’s recent book on Celtic mouth music has been shortlisted for an East Coast Literary award. The Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction award is presented annually by the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia.

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