April 2017

Dish Pan Parade and the Cape Breton Song Contest – by Dr. Ian Brodie

Local culture is lived and ubiquitous: stories, sayings, jokes are all so common that there is no point in writing them down, and time is thought better spent on rarer or disappearing things. Only when one turns and sees that these once commonplaces are going—or gone—are they thought worthy of preservation, and we rush to More »

CBU student engages the world through photography

The fourth-annual Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) Student Photo Contest was held recently, and CBU student Yinghao Zheng was announced as one of the runners up, receiving a $250 prize. His photo, titled “Engaging with the world,” showed a student looking at a display of flags, contemplating his upcoming graduation and the transition from More »

Cape Breton University Designates Shihui International Education as Official Partner

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce through its partnership with the International Centre for English Academic partnership (ICEAP), the designation of Shihui International Education (SIE) as their China Office. Interim President, Dr. Dale Keefe recently visited China with ICEAP to formalize the partnership, which will allow SIE to promote CBU’s programming and make it More »

CBU’s Verschuren Centre launches Sustainable Remediation Course

CBU’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (VCSEE) will present a Sustainable Site Remediation course in September 2017. The course will bring together students and practitioners from across the globe with local professionals who have acquired vast experience from working on some of the largest remediation projects in Canada. The course, themed More »

CBU students stand out at Science Communication Conference

The Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference took place March 11- 13 at St. Francis Xavier University, where Cape Breton University students Justine Trask and Melanie Campbell were both recognized with Science Communication awards. Just one week prior to the conference, CBU student Emily Bennett also won a first place Science Communication award More »

CBU student takes home major prize at Science Atlantic Conference

During the annual Science Atlantic Environment Conference in March, Bachelor of Science student Emily Bennett won first place in the Science Communications category after presenting her honours thesis. Being the first CBU student to attend the conference, Emily hopes to lead by example and that more students will participate in the coming years. Focusing her research More »

Honouring Mavis Gallant through Writing Competition

The Mavis Gallant Writing Award is an initiative of the Estate of Mavis Gallant and the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Cape Breton University. The recipients of the 2016 award were Grace McNutt, third year Bachelor of Arts student with an honours in History, and Erin Bragg, a fourth year Bachelor of Arts More »

CBU to introduce new Interdisciplinary Degree in Environment

Cape Breton University is excited to offer a new and innovative, interdisciplinary degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BAS Environment). BAS Environment provides the opportunity for CBU students to constructively and profoundly engage with issues relating to sustainability, environment and community in practical ways. The first class of students will enrol in September More »

Brianna Desveaux awarded scholarship to conduct research in Germany

Brianna Desveaux is currently in the third year of her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Chemistry, and is also studying toward her diploma in engineering at Cape Breton University. She was recently awarded the Liebig Scholarship from the University of Giessen in Germany. Valued at $8,000, the scholarship gives students from around the world More »