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CBU Professor Named Member of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Royal Society of Canada has named Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at Cape Breton University, among the 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College have been nominated by 51 Canadian universities and the National Research Council, and they represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

“Having the opportunity to join this exciting group of academics, scientists, and artists from across Canada is both a privilege and an honour, and I am extremely humbled to have been chosen as part of the inaugural cohort,” says Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox. “I am particularly looking forward to the opportunity to work with and learn from College members across Canada to support the emergence of new ideas and approaches to tackle issues of great importance to Canadians to find ways forward in thinking, action, and collaborations.”

Parks Canada and Cape Breton University to Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Monday, September 15, 2014

Today, Parks Canada and Cape Breton University gathered at Cape Breton University to sign a memorandum of understanding to work collaboratively on projects related to cultural and environmental protection and sustainable management of lands and waters through research and monitoring initiatives at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. 

Cape Breton Highlands National Park creates a vast natural and cultural resource for education, monitoring, research and active management purposes for students and faculty by integrating into the academic programming and research. Within the last year, Cape Breton University students and faculty monitored moose and salmon in their natural habitats in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Future opportunities for collaboration include studying recovery conservation of species at risk and hyper-abundant species, field station venues for courses in ecological field techniques and opportunities for the development of diversified sustainable tourism.

Join Us: People's Climate Forum - Cape Breton

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014
New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation
12:00 - 4:00pm

On Sunday, September 21st New Dawn’s Films for Change and Dr. AshleeCunsolo Willox, Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor in Community Health, Cape Breton University, will host the Island’s first People’s Climate Forum at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation.

CBU Launches BEd in Indian Brook First Nation

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cape Breton University officially launched the Bachelor of Education degree program in Indian Brook First Nation on Friday, September 5, 2014. The initiative is a collaborative effort through Unama’ki College and the Department of Education.

International marketing initiatives and equipment upgrades foster long-term success

Friday, September 12, 2014

As a leader in innovation and sustainability through its Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment - and as a first choice in higher education for students from around the globe, Cape Breton University (CBU) will receive funding to enhance both state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and an international market strategy to attract students and further research and development.

Parks Canada, Dalhousie Medical School, Cape Breton University and Fortress Louisbourg Association to Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Friday, September 12, 2014

Working together to encourage and build partnership opportunities related to medical history and promote healthy active living.

On Friday, September 12, 2014,  Parks Canada, Dalhousie Medical School, Cape Breton University and Fortress Louisbourg Association gathered at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site to sign a memorandum of understanding to develop programs and projects to tell the history of medicine and how it connects to medical understanding today. The Memorandum of Understanding will also promote healthy active living and provide developmental opportunities for health care professionals in Cape Breton.

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.

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