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Verschuren Centre Launches Fund Targeting Sustainable Start-ups

Today, the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of the Cape Breton Island Futures Fund (CBIFF).   CBIFF seeks to contribute to the economic future of Cape Breton Island by providing rapid financial assistance and non-financial business support to encourage the launch of promising ideas, More »

Social Entrepreneurship Focus of Conference at CBU

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to be hosting the 2015 Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference from July 8-10. Organized by the Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business, the conference brings together practitioners, researchers and community organizations, from home and afar, to discuss current practices, challenges and innovations in advancing More »

Town Halls set to Discuss Opportunities for Canada Games Complex

In May, Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of a community led task force that would help guide the go forward plans for the Canada Games Complex.  Co-Chaired by Anita DeLazzer, Publisher, Cape Breton Post and Kirk MacRae, President, RKM Investments Ltd., and with support of Carl (Bucky) Buchanan, the group has assembled an More »

A Conversation About Carbon Pricing, Climate Change and Clean Tech

Modern Prosperity, a presentation focused on carbon pricing, climate change and clean tech is being held at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University on Tuesday, July 7 at 9 a.m.  Organized in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre, the event will see Catherine Abreu, Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre; Jeremey Moorhouse, Senior Analyst, Clean More »

Funding Awarded to Research Project Focused on Arctic Region

Dr. Pat Maher, an Associate Professor of Community Studies at CBU, has recently been awarded approximately $215,000 by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education ( for a project he is co-leading with Dr. Outi Rantala of The Arctic University of Norway (Finnmark campus). The project will develop graduate-level tourism curriculum specific to the More »

Research into Water Quality Receives NSERC Discovery Grant

Research being led by Dr. Ken Oakes, Industrial Research Chair in Environmental Remediation, Verschuren Centre, has been awarded $120,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants competition. The research uses nanomaterials – materials that are really small sizes, about 100,000 times smaller than an average human hair – to More »

Lights, Camera, Happen

At CBU, we understand that the Cape Breton Drive-In, like all small businesses in the area, is an important part of the community, so we’ve partnered with them this summer to enhance your movie watching experience. Through our social media channels, we will keep you in the know about what is going on, show times More »

Mining Legacies Opens at the CBU Art Gallery

Mining histories, personal stories and environmental legacies emerge in an exhibition opening June 26 at the CBU Art Gallery. Mining Legacies incorporates a variety of artistic styles and approaches to explore the impact of mining on our community. This multi-generational exhibition reflects on the history of mining and looks at the legacies of the industry More »

Exhibiting Sound from Cape Breton to Alberta

Cape Breton University (CBU) professor and Canada Research Chair in Communities and Cultures, Dr. Marcia Ostashewski, is part of an international research team that has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant in the amount of $62,745. The funding will support Exhibiting Sound, a joint project between the University of More »

CBU Faculty to Teach in China

Two Cape Breton University (CBU) business professors are off to China this week to teach CBU courses at Henan Agricultural University (HAU). Dr. Robert Campbell, an Associate Professor of Management, and Derrick Hayes, an Associate Professor of Accounting, will spend three weeks at HAU delivering courses in Accounting and Organizational Behaviour. Campbell and Hayes are More »