In his keynote address to the Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2014) at Cape Breton University, CBU president Dr. David Wheeler will make an appeal for “fundamental reform” of the University sector across Canada if it is to maintain international competitiveness and help create the conditions needed for a better world.
Michelle Watson of East Gore, NS, has been recognized by the ALS Society of Canada with the Young Leaders of Tomorrow Award. Michelle is currently a Bachelor of Science Nursing student at Cape Breton University and will begin her third year in September.
A new exhibition opens for the summer season at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. Doing Our Own Thing: Back-to-the-Land in Eastern Canada during the 1970s examines the histories and legacies of the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s.
Building on its strength in Aboriginal post-secondary education, today Cape Breton University (CBU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Listuguj Education Directorate that will allow for the delivery of CBU’s Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree program in Listuguj First Nation, Que. This is the first time that CBU will offer programming in a First Nation community outside of Nova Scotia. Currently, CBU delivers programming in First Nation communities’ province wide.
Several Cape Breton University academics, along with two Cape Bretoners affiliated with CBU, are set to take part in a national research project led by Principal Investigator Heather Castleden from Dalhousie University that will determine the most effective ways to integrate Indigenous and Western knowledge for water management in Canada. Their research will provide Indigenous communities, researcher, and decision makers with knowledge to effectively and respectfully approach the management of Canada’s water resources.
Aboriginal students from across Nova Scotia who participated in this year’s Business Network for Aboriginal Youth celebrated the end of their program this week. The closing conference began in Millbrook First Nation on June 3 and ended in Indian Brook First Nation on June 4.
The Beaton Institute has been recognized by the Council of Nova Scotia Archives as this year’s recipient of the Phyllis Blakely Award for Archival Excellence. The Beaton Institute received the award for the virtual exhibit "Through Her Eyes: Katharine McLennan."
Cape Breton University will host its fourth annual Mall of Science at the Mayflower Mall from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The event will feature hands-on inquiry-based science activities, exciting demonstrations, giveaways and interactions with CBU professors, lab instructors and students. Mall of Science is a free science festival which is part of the national Science Rendezvous initiative to promote science awareness within communities.