Verschuren Centre Submits Final Report on Hydraulic Fracturing to the Province of Nova Scotia

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On August 28, 2014, Dr. David Wheeler, President of Cape Breton University, submitted the final report of the 11 person independent review panel on hydraulic fracturing to the Honourable Andrew Younger MLA, Minister of Energy. The process was overseen by the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment and took exactly one year. The process involved interactions with more than 1200 stakeholders in public meetings and more than 200 individuals and organisations who submitted evidence to the review and responded to discussion papers.  Coverage of the 387 page report has been very positive.  A link to the full report together with TV, radio and editorial reactions to the review are provided below.  The Government is expected to respond to the report before the end of September.

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. 

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