CBU Researcher Receives Community Excellence Award

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dr. Janice Tulk, a Senior Research Associate within the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, has had her work recognized by her hometown of Corner Brook. Dr. Tulk received the Achievement in Community Excellence (ACE) Heritage Individual Award for 2013.

CBU Initiative to Improve Health in South Sudan

Friday, May 23, 2014

A Cape Breton University lead project received funding today for an innovative project in South Sudan. One of 65 projects to receive funding, each will aim to improve the health and save the lives of mothers, newborns and children in developing countries.

Legacy of Rita MacNeil to live on at CBU

Friday, May 16, 2014

On May 6, 2013, the community of Cape Breton and beyond gathered at Centre 200 for an evening of entertainment to pay tribute to the late Rita MacNeil. World-class musicians and all those that donated their time and talent, along with everyone that attended, made “Home I’ll be: Remembering Rita” an outstanding success and a magical night.

$2 Million Green Mining Technologies Research Program Commences at CBU’s Verschuren Centre

Monday, May 12, 2014

Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Verschuren Centre, along with Yava Technologies Inc., will take another step toward leadership in clean technology and environmental remediation with the creation of a “Green Mining Technologies Research Program.”

This five-year $2 million program will focus on developing innovative, economic and sustainable solution mining technologies to reduce environmental challenges posed by conventional mining and smelting techniques.

CBU to Receive almost $400,000 in funding through the Excellence in Innovation Fund

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cape Breton University will receive almost $400,000 in funding through the Government of Nova Scotia’s Excellence in Innovation Fund.

CBU’s Unama’ki College will receive $300,000 to make post-secondary education more accessible for Aboriginal learners across the province. CBU, Saint Mary’s University and Acadia University will jointly receive $90,000 to study ways to create a Nova Scotia-China Learning campus to offer local academic programs in Zhuhai, China.

Boardmore Playhouse Sets the Scene for the Sumer 2014 Music Program

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre is setting the scene for the 2014 Summer Musical Program. The program will run in August and include specific programming for both youth and adults. 

The adult program, for those ages 19 and above entitled the Voice Lab, will run in two modules from August 4-8 and August 6-8, 2014. Tuition for the 3 day module is $175 per person and tuition for the 5 day module is $300 per person.  

Cape Breton University Celebrates the Class of 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cape Breton University (CBU) will celebrate the accomplishments of 619 graduates during its Spring Convocation ceremony being held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the CBU Canada Games Complex. In addition to honouring the academic achievements of the 2014 graduating class, CBU will bestow honorary degrees on local physician, Dr. Anne Frances D'Intino and nationally recognized business leader, Colin MacDonald. Both will receive a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.

Dr. David Wheeler President and Vice Chancellor says, “Today Cape Breton University, as we have been known since 2005, is an educational, economic, social and cultural success story.  CBU is the student-focused, community engaged, multicultural and entrepreneurial University of the future with the programs and the graduates of the future. This is an exciting time for the class of 2014 and for Cape Breton Island.”

Membertou Development Corporation Receives National Inaugural Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Economic Development

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cape Breton University salutes the success of Membertou Development Corporation as the Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation’s national winner for the inaugural award for excellence in aboriginal economic development.  The vision, focus and dedication of the Membertou leadership team represents Cape Breton’s entrepreneurial spirit at its best. CBU is proud of its long standing relationship with Membertou First Nation through the Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies and Unama’ki College.   Congratulations and continued success in all new ventures!
Dr. David Wheeler
President and Vice Chancellor  

Children’s University: Can the Universe Fit Inside Your Mind?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Cape Breton University will host the second in a series of presentations geared toward 8 to 13 year olds when it presents Children’s University on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of Philosophy, will introduce kids to philosophy with his talk titled, Can the entire universe fit inside your mind? And other philosophical questions.

A Million Reasons to Celebrate at Cape Breton University

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cape Breton University (CBU) will enhance its applied research and development capacity and expand the delivery of university level health-related programs in the region thanks to a federal contribution of $1,000,000 in two projects through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.  Senator Michael L. MacDonald was in Sydney on April 23, 2014, to make the announcement.

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