The Canadian Library Association has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Book of the Year for Children Award. Among the top ten is Nova Scotia writer Philip Roy’s Me & Mr. Bell, published by Cape Breton University Press.
Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse is currently preparing to raise the curtain for the 2014 edition of the Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival. The stage is set for opening night on Thursday March 20 and will run until Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila joins CBU from Huron University College, London, Ontario where she currently holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Global Development Studies and a Docent of Development Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her academic interests focus on connections between higher education and community development.
Cape Breton University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival of Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure. The exhibition tells the little known 150 year old story of Nova Scotia and its relationship with gold.
“This exhibition is a great opportunity for audiences to learn about a really special piece of the social, environmental and material culture in this province” says Laura Schneider, Director/Curator of the Cape Breton University Art Gallery.
When Viola Desmond refused to give up her seat in a racially segregated theatre in 1946, she likely had no idea the legacy she would leave. Now Dr. Graham Reynolds, the Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice at Cape Breton University (CBU), and Viola’s youngest sister, Wanda Robson will host a special assembly addressing racial prejudice and the historical segregation in Canada on February 26, 2014.
The Cape Breton University Boardmore Playhouse will set the stage to tell the story of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Translated from the French text by Stephanie Pettigrew and adapted into English verse for the modern stage by Todd H. Pettigrew, the show will present the heroic comedy set in the 1600’s.
Dr. Patrick Maher, associate professor of Community Studies, Cape Breton University (CBU) has been awarded a 2014 3M National Teaching Fellowship. This award is considered Canada’s top teaching honour.
Dr. David Rae joins CBU from the Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, where he has held senior roles as Head of Postgraduate Programmes and Director of Enterprise and Innovation. He is recognised as a leading researcher and practitioner in the fields of entrepreneurial learning and education. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, and served for four years as Vice-President and six as Board member of the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship in the UK. He has written a series of books and academic articles on entrepreneurship development since 1999 which have influenced research, policy, education and business practice at an international level.