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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 »

SSHRC Awards Inter-disciplinary Project Led By CBU Researcher

A research project, Avatars of Human Creativity: Exploring the Art-Sci Connect, focused on the connectivity between arts and science and how innovation and creativity are applied to science, has been awarded $24,992 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Led by Dr. Barb Glassey, Department of Biology, Cape Breton University (CBU), the project More »

CBU Celebrates World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, held every June, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. A healthy ocean is crucial for our survival. On a primal level, we depend on our oceans to generate the oxygen we breathe, to feed us, regulate our climate, and so much more. From an economic standpoint, oceans provide More »

National Science Outreach Event at Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University Faculty members have been working in collaboration with the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada to present the Atlantic Science Knowledge (ASK) Science Odyssey, a science outreach event for youth. On May 7th, 2016, over 75 elementary students from the Cape Breton Victoria Regional, Strait Regional School Board and More »

Writing about Biology with Dr. Jan Pechenik at Cape Breton University

Dr. Jan Pechenik (Tufts University), author of “A Short Guide to Writing About Biology” ended a three-university speaker tour of the Maritimes with two days at Cape Breton University on October 9 and 10.  While on campus, Pechenik conducted four 75-90 minute mini workshops – two directed at faculty and two at undergraduate students.  Faculty More »

CBU Biology Professor Recognized as Leading Science Communicator

Last night at the Eighth Annual Discovery Awards for Science and Technology, CBU biology professor, Dr. Martha Jones, was recognized with the 2010 Science Champion Award. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of talented individuals and outstanding companies in Nova Scotia for their national and international work in the fields of science and technology. “I am More »