Remembering CBU Honorary Degree recipients, Mary Catherine “Kay” MacDonald, Buddy MacMaster

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It is with great sadness that Cape Breton University heard of the passing of two Honorary Degree recipients, Mary Catherine “Kay” MacDonald and Buddy MacMaster.

CBU Benefiting From On-Site Energy Manager

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cape Breton University has joined forces with Efficiency Nova Scotia taking a progressive approach to energy savings with on-site energy manager, Mohsin Khan. Mohsin is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Masters in Electrical Engineering program. He previously worked with the Office of Sustainability at Dalhousie University as an Energy Officer and as a Research Engineer at the Eco-Efficiency Center in Halifax.

Remembering CBU’s Friend and Mentor: Purdy Crawford

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Everyone at Cape Breton University is deeply saddened at the passing of friend and supporter, Mr. Purdy Crawford. Mr. Crawford has been associated with CBU since 2006 when, upon invitation of his friend Mr. Joe Shannon, he became an inaugural member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board.

CBU Unveils a Rejuvenated Brand

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

After a yearlong ‘text book’ process of research and development, Cape Breton University is ready to unveil its rejuvenated brand positioning that will better align with the strategic priorities of the University.  CBU is committed to building a flourishing, entrepreneurial, multi-cultural and sustainable global university dedicated to students and community through teaching excellence and world changing research.  Our new brand, based on the single word ‘HAPPEN’ captures all the possibilities our students, faculty and staff will pursue together in years to come.

CBU Chemistry Researcher Receives Industrial Funding Award

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry at Cape Breton University was recently awarded $90,000 in applied research funding from the Mitacs Accelerate program and industry partner, B.W. BioEnergy Inc. (BioEnergy) of Sydney, NS.

Dr. Bierenstiel’s research team will work with BioEnergy on this two-year project to explore how tree bark, a by-product of the company’s patented activated carbon manufacturing process, can be used in other value-added product streams.

CBU to Offer Online Military History Courses

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Department of History and Culture is pleased to offer two new courses this year related to the centennial commemorations of the First World War. The courses will be taught online by Brian Tennyson, a professor emeritus of History at CBU.

School of Arts and Social Sciences Increases Opportunities for Hands-on Learning

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

As part of a continuous effort to offer a variety of hands-on learning opportunities to its students, Cape Breton University’s Department of History and Culture is expanding its internship program as it enters its fourth year. Placement options for students will now include spending a term working at the CBU Library.

CBU’s Science Summer Camp Makes Learning Fun

Friday, July 18, 2014

Due to overwhelming interest, the organizers of Cape Breton University’s Summer Science Camp decided to run the annual camp twice this year. Even with the extra week, both camps quickly filled to capacity.

The four-day camp is for girls and boys ages 7-11. It is run by Cape Breton University faculty, staff and students with the goal of sparking an interest in the sciences while having fun.

CBU Art Gallery Seeks Expertise from Artists and Members of the Mining Community for Collaborative Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Cape Breton University (CBU) Art Gallery has partnered with the Glace Bay Miners’ Museum to present a collaborative workshop featuring artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward of Minden, ON. Blundell and Ward are interested in the enormous economic, environmental and social impacts that coal has on communities.

Ward and Blundell will be in the region in order to develop a new body of work based on mining in Cape Breton and are looking to work with other artists and collaborate with community members who can share their knowledge and experience with the subject. 

CBU and Gavin Uhma Recruiting Students for New Technology Entrepreneurship Program

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business, Volta Labs, and GoInstant’s Gavin Uhma are looking for 10 aspiring tech entrepreneurs.

Together Uhma, Volta Labs, and the Shannon School of Business are launching UIT, a pilot program that is a first in the world of technology and business education. UIT teaches students the methods behind the world’s most successful startups. The open source curriculum is designed by proven entrepreneurs and technology professionals from around the globe. Through the 11-month program, students will learn technology and business skills leading up to the launch of their own product.

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