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Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon Awarded Prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon, Cape Breton University Assistant Professor of History, has been named the recipient of a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Post-Industrial Communities.  Dr. MacKinnon has established outstanding research in the fields of deindustrialization and post-industrial communities. As the CRC, Dr. MacKinnon will produce an innovative contribution to the international scholarship More »

Dr. Bettina Callary Awarded Prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Cape Breton University’s Dr. Bettina Callary has been named the recipient of a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sport Coaching and Adult Learning. Developed as part of a strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development, Canada Research Chairs are granted to exceptional emerging scholars in More »

CBU Awarded Two Prestigious Canada Research Chairs

Two Cape Breton University (CBU) researchers have recently been awarded prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) by the Government of Canada. Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon, Assistant Professor, History has been named a Tier 2 Canada CRC in Post-Industrial Communities and Dr. Bettina Callary, Associate Professor, Community Studies has been named a Tier 2 CRC in More »

Greenhouse Drives Innovation

CBU and New Dawn Enterprises work together on community project. A joint program between Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (Verschuren Centre) and New Dawn Enterprises (New Dawn) will see local seniors benefitting from nutritious meals through a new Green House Program. The greenhouse was donated to the Verschuren More »

What happens to THC after the human body is finished with it? Find Out at Dr. Allison Mackie’s Research Month Presentation

Following the October 2018 legalization of cannabis in Canada, research around the drug and its usage has continued to grow, along with public interest and inquiries. CBU Engineering Instructor, Dr. Allison Mackie, is exploring one such inquiry in her presentation, “Treatments of Cannabis Metabolites in Water” as part of CBU Research Month. Have you ever More »

Spirituality: New Age Nonsense? Or a New Field of Inquiry?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “I’m not religious, but I am spiritual” before, perhaps you’ve even said it yourself. But have you ever stopped to consider what it really means? On Wednesday, March 27, Dr. Rod Nicholls, CBU Professor of Philosophy, will be presenting his talk “A Philosophy of Spirituality: New Age Nonsense? Or a More »

Researching an Invisible Illness: Meet Megan MacNeil

On Thursday, March 21, Bachelor of Science, Nursing student Megan MacNeil will be presenting her work, “What is the Lived Experience of Men Living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)?” as part of CBU Research Month 2019. Megan left a career in the financial industry to return to school for nursing and wants others to know More »

Research Month to Showcase Impactful Research at CBU

March 1, 2019, officially kicks-off Cape Breton University’s fourth annual Research Month. This year, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, in collaboration with CBU staff, students, researchers and community partners, will host more than thirty events to highlight the important research taking place at CBU. “Research Month is a great way for Cape Breton 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 »