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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.

Research into Water Quality Receives NSERC Discovery Grant

Friday, June 26, 2015

Research being led by Dr. Ken Oakes, Industrial Research Chair in Environmental Remediation, Verschuren Centre, has been awarded $120,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants competition. The research uses nanomaterials – materials that are really small sizes, about 100,000 times smaller than an average human hair - to clean water. This research will help protect human and environmental health by protecting water quality in Canada, and potentially globally.

CBU Faculty present at Folklore Studies Association Meeting

Friday, June 26, 2015

CBU had a notable presence at this year’s Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with the congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference was held at the University of Ottawa from May 30 - June, 2015.

Mining Legacies Opens at the CBU Art Gallery

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mining histories, personal stories and environmental legacies emerge in an exhibition opening June 26 at the CBU Art Gallery. Mining Legacies incorporates a variety of artistic styles and approaches to explore the impact of mining on our community. This multi-generational exhibition reflects on the history of mining and looks at the legacies of the industry in Cape Breton today.

Carl (Bucky) Buchanan- A Role Model On and Off the Ice

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Congratulations to Carl (Bucky) Buchanan for being one of the first coaches to be inducted into the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Hall of Fame!

Exhibiting Sound from Cape Breton to Alberta

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Cape Breton University (CBU) professor and Canada Research Chair in Communities and Cultures, Dr. Marcia Ostashewski, is part of an international research team that has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant in the amount of $62,745. The funding will support Exhibiting Sound, a joint project between the University of Alberta and CBU, focused on digital media, arts, heritage and culture. Ostashewski leads the project together with University of Alberta ethnomusicologist Dr. Michael Frishkopf.

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