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Cape Breton University Joins Project Aimed at Detecting COVID-19 in Wastewater

January 13, 2021

Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in…

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Research Project to Track Presence of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia Wastewater

January 8, 2021

Press release written by Research Nova Scotia. Researchers across Nova Scotia are launching a project aimed at detecting the presence…

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Best of 2020

December 21, 2020

Although 2020 has had more than its share of challenges, the Cape Breton University community has come together to find…

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ViaTalenta Group and Cape Breton University Collaborate for Sustainable Innovation Focused on Food Security

December 16, 2020

Cape Breton University (CBU) and ViaTalenta Group Ltd (VTG), with its Americas headquarters in Canada, are delighted to announce their…

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Mental Health Advocacy Committee Presentation

Jan 28, 2021 11:30 am - 12:50 pm
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The Situation We Find Ourselves In Is This: Artist in Residence Event

Jan 30, 2021 8:00 pm -
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CBU 101: Everything University Related (Virtual)

Feb 22, 2021 6:00 pm - Feb 25, 2021 9:00 pm
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Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries, and Biology (AFB) Conference

Mar 12, 2021 12:00 pm - Mar 14, 2021 12:00 pm
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Why Am I (?) Hamlet: Artist in Residence Event

Mar 20, 2021 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Listening – Bridging Indigenous and Settler Dramaturgy: Artist in Residence Event

Apr 17, 2021 5:00 pm -
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Important Dates


Payment deadline for Winter Term fees


Nova Scotia Heritage Day – CBU closed


Feb. 15-19 Reading Week (no classes)      


Final date to apply for entrance scholarships for Fall 2021


Registration begins for spring/summer courses 

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