March 2014

PSA: Thursday, March 27 event POSTPONED

Due to the uncertainty about the weather on the evening of Thursday, March 27 and keeping everyone’s safety as our main priority, Cape Breton University is postponing tomorrow evening’s event until Thursday, April 24, same time and location that are detailed on the invitation below.

CBU Researchers Receive Funding for State of the Art Infrastructure

The Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT) recently announced that it will fund 12 projects across Nova Scotia that aim to improve the quality of life for Nova Scotians while building further capacity for innovation. Among the recipients are Cape Breton University’s Marcia Ostashewski, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology and Tier Two Canada Research Chair in More »

CBU’s Women in Science Event Aims to Help Bridge Gender Gap

Cape Breton University is hoping to help bridge the gender gap in science and engineering by encouraging young women to get involved in the sciences early. The 4th annual Women in Science Event aims to introduce junior high and high school aged young women, as well as those in first year university programs, to career More »

CBU Students Take Top Prize in Business Competition

Saint Mary's University, Halifax, recently hosted their 7th annual Business Case Competition on March 7 and 8, 2014, where a team of Cape Breton University students took top prize.  All Bachelor of Business Administration students, Nicholas MacNeil, Matt Oliver, Justin Cashin and Patricia McCann came out on top. “It was an excellent opportunity to gain More »

International Happiness Day – March 20, 2014

The Day of Happiness campaign is a global celebration to mark the UN International Day of Happiness. In July 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a groundbreaking resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes… happiness and well-being More »

Alison Keough Claims Kathy Shields Award

A two-sport athlete at Riverview High School, Keough quickly made an immediate impact in the lineup after joining her hometown Capers this past fall. She becomes the first CBU player in history to claim the Kathy Shields Award. The 6-foot-1 forward from Marion Bridge, N.S., was on the starting roster on opening day and averaged More »

Annual One-Act Festival to Grace the Boardmore Stage

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. This annual festival is eagerly awaited by CBU students, faculty, and community More »

Cape Breton University Appoints Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila as next Dean of the School of Arts and Social Science

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. Dr. Vainio-Mattila has a specific interest in More »