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Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid Wins Gold Roof Award

Cape Breton University Professor Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid has been awarded the Gold Roof Award for Housing Research Excellence. The award, presented by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, recognizes researchers whose work supports the National Housing Strategy (NHS) vision that all Canadians should have access to affordable housing that meets their needs. Dr. Leviten-Reid’s research More »

CBU Research Team Develops Nanomaterials with Major Potential

Dr. Martin Mkandawire, Associate Professor of Chemistry and researcher with the CBU’s Verschuren Centre, is currently working with a team to develop and perfect a Smart Material and technology platform. This Smart Material uses novel and tuneable nanomaterials that are highly sensitive to changes in their surroundings. The materials are so smart that they can More »

Providing Real Solutions Through Chemistry Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie

Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie, Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at CBU, has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant of $120,000 for her research in incorporating molecular diversity into biochar for further synthetic modification and enhanced applications. Over the next five years, Dr. MacQuarrie, along with the MacQuarrie Research Group, will be conducting research to determine whether More »

Math Students Go Everywhere! Meet Dr. Scott Rodney

For Dr. Scott Rodney, his work on partial differential equations (PDEs) is about much more than just numbers. An Associate Professor of Mathematics in Cape Breton University’s School of Science and Technology, Dr. Rodney uses functional, harmonic and classical real analysis to search for solutions. “I study classes of PDEs connected to Geometry and Physics More »

CBU Researchers Awarded $300K in NSERC Discovery Grants

Four Cape Breton University researchers recently received Natural Science Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants to continue and expand important research projects.  Dr. Martin Mkandawrire received $140,000 for his work on Tunable Nanocomposites for Smart Materials and a Technology Platform; Dr. Stephanie Macquarie received $120,000 for her work, Incorporating Molecular Diversity into BioChar for Further More »

CBU Students Win National Awards

Two students from Cape Breton University’s Psychology Department have been awarded 2018 Certificates of Academic Excellence by the Canadian Psychological Association, the national association for psychology in Canada. The awards, which recognize their outstanding research achievements, were presented to the Sarah Williams and Sheryl Fogarty on Friday, November 2, 2018. “Producing a thesis is challenging More »

CBU Student Awarded RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies student, Chase Valiant, has been awarded a $10,000 RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship for his passion to lead and inspire positive change in his community. Chase, who will graduate in May of 2019, says he began volunteering because of a genuine desire to get involved in his community. After volunteering More »

Dr. Timothy Rawlings Awarded the 2018 Cape Breton University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award

On Friday, May 11, Associate Professor Tim Rawlings was awarded the Cape Breton University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award at the 2018 President’s dinner. The award is presented to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in education, provides a commitment to enhanced student engagement and a dedication to teaching improvement. “There are a lot of More »

CBU Awards Dr. Stewart McCann the 2018 President’s Award for Excellence in Research

On Saturday, May 11, Dr. Stewart McCann was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Research at the 2018 President’s Dinner. This prestigious award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in both research and scholarship fields at Cape Breton University. Dr. McCann, a Professor of Psychology who began his career More »

Dr. Felix Odartey-Wellington Awarded the 2018 Cape Breton University Instructional Leadership Award

On Saturday, May 11, Dr. Felix Odartey-Wellington was awarded the Cape Breton University Instructional Leadership Award at the 2018 President’s Dinner. Dr. Odartey-Wellington, who has been at CBU for nearly nine years, says the greatest achievement of any teacher is to be honoured by their own peers and students. “As someone who did not initially More »