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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. 

CBU and Gavin Uhma Recruiting Students for New Technology Entrepreneurship Program

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Shannon School of Business, Volta Labs, and GoInstant’s Gavin Uhma are looking for 10 aspiring tech entrepreneurs.

Together Uhma, Volta Labs, and the Shannon School of Business are launching UIT, a pilot program that is a first in the world of technology and business education. UIT teaches students the methods behind the world’s most successful startups. The open source curriculum is designed by proven entrepreneurs and technology professionals from around the globe. Through the 11-month program, students will learn technology and business skills leading up to the launch of their own product.

CBU Hosts Advance Screening of Code Kids Documentary

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cape Breton University will host an invite-only advance screening of the CBC documentary Code Kids on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. in the Verschuren Centre Theatre. Code Kids explores a future in which Atlantic Canadian schools teach computer programming as part of their curriculum.

CBU to Host Gala Dinner during Assembly of First Nations Conference

Friday, July 11, 2014

Aboriginal leaders Chief Terry Paul of Membertou, and Associate Vice President of Indigenous Relations at the University of Winnipeg Wab Kinew will join Dr. Keith G. Brown, Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies and Vice President of International and Aboriginal Affairs at Cape Breton University (CBU) to host an opening gala dinner at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Conference to be held in Halifax from July 14-16, 2014

#StartupCapeBreton Unites Business, Technology and Education Leaders

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cape Breton University is booting up to host #StartupCapeBreton, an event for innovative individuals with an interest in technology, business and education. It will take place Monday, July 14, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at CBU’s Verschuren Centre.

Former CBU Professor Appointed to Order of Canada

Friday, July 4, 2014

Joseph B. Marshall, former associate professor of Mi’kmaq studies and political science at Cape Breton University has been appointed to the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada appointed Marshall for his “contributions to the preservation and promotion of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq language and culture.”

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