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CBU to Honour Mabel Hubbard Bell at a Special Convocation

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cape Breton University will posthumously award an Honorary Doctorate of Letters to Mabel Hubbard Bell at a Special Convocation ceremony on July 30, 2015, at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, NS.

Mabel Hubbard Bell’s incredible drive and personality were instrumental to the international fame and impact experienced by her husband, Alexander Graham Bell. Yet, Mabel had her own remarkable, independent and unique qualities. to Launch on Saturday

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 is a living, interactive multimedia resource. The site houses and presents research about the contributions of diverse ethnocultural groups to the social and cultural landscape of Cape Breton Island. By bringing together existing and emerging research, the contributors of hope to offer visitors to the site a fuller and more accurate representation of the island's diverse ethnocultural profile.

Verschuren Centre Launches Fund Targeting Sustainable Start-ups

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Today, the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of the Cape Breton Island Futures Fund (CBIFF).   CBIFF seeks to contribute to the economic future of Cape Breton Island by providing rapid financial assistance and non-financial business support to encourage the launch of promising ideas, to seed early stage start-up companies and to foster existing small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly those developing products or services within the sustainable business, clean tech and digital technology sectors.

Town Halls set to Discuss Opportunities for Canada Games Complex

Monday, July 6, 2015

In May, Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of a community led task force that would help guide the go forward plans for the Canada Games Complex.  Co-Chaired by Anita DeLazzer, Publisher, Cape Breton Post and Kirk MacRae, President, RKM Investments Ltd., and with support of Carl (Bucky) Buchanan, the group has assembled an impressive group of community members to assist with the project. 

Social Entrepreneurship Focus of Conference at CBU

Monday, July 6, 2015

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to be hosting the 2015 Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference from July 8-10. Organized by the Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business, the conference brings together practitioners, researchers and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship and improving community livelihoods.

A Conversation About Carbon Pricing, Climate Change and Clean Tech

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Modern Prosperity, a presentation focused on carbon pricing, climate change and clean tech is being held at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University on Tuesday, July 7 at 9 a.m.  Organized in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre, the event will see Catherine Abreu, Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre; Jeremey Moorhouse, Senior Analyst, Clean Energy Canada; and Dr. Mark Purdon, Climate Change Policy Expert present on topics that have recently made their way into Federal political dialogue. Following the presentations a panel discussion will be held and moderated by CBU President, Dr. David Wheeler.

Funding Awarded to Research Project Focused on Arctic Region

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dr. Pat Maher, an Associate Professor of Community Studies at CBU, has recently been awarded approximately $215,000 by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education ( for a project he is co-leading with Dr. Outi Rantala of The Arctic University of Norway (Finnmark campus). The project will develop graduate-level tourism curriculum specific to the Circumpolar North, although equally applicable to other rural and peripheral destinations such as Cape Breton. This three-year funding package (2015-2018) was awarded through SIU’s High North Programme, which aims to expand, strengthen and disseminate knowledge about or relevant to the Arctic.

Yava Technologies receives $400k to build Pilot Plant

Monday, June 29, 2015

Extending the life of a mine, minimizing industrial waste and extracting a higher purity product: lofty dreams for Cape Breton’s mining ancestors, may soon be a reality for this and future generations, thanks to the research and development being undertaken by Yava Technologies Inc. at Cape breton University's Verschuren Centre

Lights, Camera, Happen

Friday, June 26, 2015

At CBU, we understand that the Cape Breton Drive-In, like all small businesses in the area, is an important part of the community, so we’ve partnered with them this summer to enhance your movie watching experience.

CBU Athletes take part in Universiade 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cape Breton University is pleased to recognize five members of the CAPERS family who will be taking part in Universiade Gwangju 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea July 3-14.

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