CBU Professor Honoured with Atlantic Universities’ Distinguished Teaching Award

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dr. Peter MacIntyre, Professor of Psychology at Cape Breton University, has become the first CBU faculty member to receive the Atlantic Universities’ Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence in university teaching over a number of years, primarily at the undergraduate level.

Only one or two awards are given out each year, selected from nominations submitted by universities in the Atlantic region as well as the University of the West Indies. Nominees must exemplify a commitment to enhancing student engagement and learning, a reflective and intentional approach to teaching practices, and dedication to teaching improvement.

The Curtain Rises on the Boardmore Theatre’s 44 Season of Plays

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre is currently preparing for its 44 Season of Plays with an official launch party on September 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Boardmore Playhouse and  gearing up for auditions for the upcoming season.

The community is invited to visit the Boardmore Theatre and hear about the 2014/2015 season of plays, listen to readings and songs from the main stage productions, meet this year’s directors, and enjoy a light lunch.  At this time members of the community will also be able to check out a sneak preview of the upcoming season of the CBU Art Gallery to learn more about upcoming exhibitions and events.

Cape Breton University to Launch Singing Storytellers Program

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cape Breton University in partnership with Celtic Colours International Festival and CBC Cape Breton will launch Singing Storytellers on Friday, September 5 at the McConnell Public Library in Sydney.

Singing Storytellers is a multifaceted public outreach program that will bring together a diversity of local, national and international artists and scholars to celebrate the lives, music and verbal artistry of bards in our world. Singing Storytellers is facilitated through engagement with several local community groups and organization, and international institutions.

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.

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