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Nova Scotia Nursing faculty visit the Nurse of the Mediterranean

An intensive week-long workshop was organized on the island of Malta, historically referred to as the Nurse of the Mediterranean.  The workshop which was held  from April 29 – May 3, 2019, was a collaborative effort between  Nursing Faculty from the University of Malta together with Nursing Faculty from Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University and More »

CBU Prof’s Book up for Award

Dr. Heather Sparling’s recent book on Celtic mouth music has been shortlisted for an East Coast Literary award. The Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction award is presented annually by the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. Launched in Scotland in October, Reeling Roosters & Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music, brings together years of Sparling’s research about puirt-a-beul – More »

CBU Press book shortlisted for Book of the Year

The Canadian Library Association has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Book of the Year for Children Award. Among the top ten is Nova Scotia writer Philip Roy’s Me & Mr. Bell, published by Cape Breton University Press.  This respected award honours a book published by a Canadian author in 2013 that appeals to readers More »

Writing Workshop for Grades 7, 8 or 9 Announced

CBC Page Turner Project with author Philip Roy Earlier this year, CBC Radio One Cape Breton’s Information Morning and CBU Press brought together fifty aspiring young writers for workshops with best-selling author Philip Roy. The Page Turner Project will return next month, this time to Baddeck. Cape Bretoners in grades 7, 8 or 9 can More »

Latest Books have International Flavour

CBU launching two books in Scotland Two new books from Cape Breton University Press will see their first light in Scotland in August, part of a festival commemorating the Highland Clearances. Cape Breton and Nova Scotia have close ties with the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in no small part due to thousands of Gaelic-speaking More »

Two CBU Press Books Up for Literary Prizes

Atlantic book awards scheduled for St. John’s, May 17 When the Atlantic Book Awards take the stage in St. John’s, NL, on May 17, two Cape Breton books will be competing with some of the largest publishing houses in the region for three prizes. Both books were published by Cape Breton University Press in 2011. More »

CBU Press Books Inspire Children’s Day at Strathspey

Young singers, dancers and actors are taking over the stage at Strathspey Place, the entertainment and conference complex in Mabou, NS. Let’s Play is planned for Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. Readings and dramatizations from books include Muin aqq L’uiknek te’sijik Ntuksuinu’k / Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters (reading in English and Mi’kmaw) More »

New Book Details Life of 18th-century ‘Planters’

Truro Area Researchers Bring Archives to Life The year 2011 marked the 250th anniversary of the coming of New England and Irish Planters to Cobequid, N.S. A new book by historians Carol Campbell and James Smith offers a glimpse into the daily life of these settlers. Necessaries and Sufficiencies: Planter Society in Londonderry, Onslow and More »