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CBU Female Athletes of the Year: Hannah Brown and Ciera Disipio

Two talented student-athletes were presented with the CAPERS Female Athlete of the Year Award at the 45th annual Athletics Award Banquet this March. Bachelor of Business Administration graduate and basketball all-star, Hannah Brown, and Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies student and soccer MVP, Ciera Disipio, took home the shared title after an equally incredible More »

Building Research Capacity and Facilitating Reconciliation Through Indigenous Ethics Processes

Cape Breton University and Unama’ki College have developed an ethics watch for Indigenous research, ensuring that further transparency is provided to Indigenous communities on how research is conducted and what happens to the data that has been collected. Stephen Augustine, Association Vice President, Indigenous Affairs & Unama’ki College and co-applicant Janice Tulk, Senior Researcher, Prospect & More »

L’nuwey Tplutaqan Mawio’min Research Awarded Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant

Indigenous peoples are overrepresented in Canadian prisons, and victimization and vulnerabilities are not well understood. While there has been a movement to address and remedy the effects of colonialism through restorative justice, Indigenous communities, social scientists and legal professionals agree that the current Canadian justice system is not working for Indigenous peoples. CBU professor and More »

Environmental Studies Success: Meet CBU Student Hannah Kosick

Cape Breton University student and environmentalist Hannah Kosick is making waves across Canada after finding her place in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE) program at CBU. BASE is a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate degree, where students tackle one of the most important topics of our world today. After studying Marine Navigation at More »

Ciera Disipio Named U-SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian

We are proud to celebrate CBU CAPERS athlete, Ciera Disipio, who has been named a U-SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian for the 2017-2018 season. A leader on the soccer field, in the classroom and in the community, Ciera embodies the dedication and determination necessary to be a top tier student-athlete.   In order to achieve More »

Dr. Heather Sparling – Canadian Research Chair in Musical Traditions

Cape Breton University professor, Dr. Heather Sparling, was recently renewed as a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Musical Traditions. Dr. Sparling’s broad responsibility is to contribute to research on traditional music, a topic about which she is passionate. More specifically, she is exploring the relationship between music and language, as well as More »

Funding Awarded to CBU Professor for Research on Affordable Housing and Neighbourhood Deprivation

Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid, Associate Professor in Cape Breton University’s MBA in Community Economic Development program, has been awarded funding in the amount of $24,845 from the Social Sciences and Human Research Council (SSHRC). The Partnership Engage Grant is funding a research project entitled “Rental housing, community amenities and deprivation in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality,“ conducted More »

CBU Professor Awarded Funding for Research on Cape Breton Food Insecurity

Assistant Professor in Community Studies Dr. Leigh Potvin has been awarded $25,000 in funding for her research project, “Storying food landscapes in Cape Breton: a community photovoice project.” The funding, a Partnership Engage Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), will aid in the collection of data concerning food insecurity in Unama’ki/Cape More »

CBU Researchers Awarded SSHRC Grants

Two Cape Breton University researchers recently received Social Sciences and Human Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants to continue their Cape Breton Island focused research initiatives. Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid received $24,845 for her work, entitled “Rental housing, community amenities and deprivation in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality;“ and Dr. Leigh Potvin has been awarded $25,000 More »

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 »