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Research Month to Showcase Impactful Research at CBU

March 1, 2018, officially kicks-off Cape Breton University’s third 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. “Cape Breton University’s faculty and students are involved in More »

Sheila Christia Reinvigorates Passion for Research through Theatre

Sheila Christie, Associate Professor of English, studies how theatre can be used to achieve practical outcomes ranging from social development and cohesion to specific, individual skills and self-awareness. Her work will allow her to offer a unique learning opportunity during an interactive sabbatical presentation as part CBU’s Research Month. Participants in the March 2 workshop More »

Business Powerhouse Arlene Dickinson to Skype with CBU Entrepreneurship Class

For Dannie Brown, Associate Professor of Organizational Management in the Shannon School of Business, creating opportunity through entrepreneurship is something he’s passionate about.  So, when he began to think about how he could create a new, inspiring opportunity for the students of his Nature of Entrepreneurship class, he went big. “As soon as I realized More »

Viola Desmond Designated National Historic Person

Viola Desmond has officially been designated a national historic person by the Government of Canada. The Viola Desmond Chair of Social Justice was notified of the development by Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “This designation recognizes the importance of Viola Desmond not only as a Canadian civil rights icon but as pioneer 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 »

CBU Prof Listed as Top 5 Most Cited

In the summer of 1994 when Dr. Peter MacIntyre began writing his article, Variables Underlying Willingness to Communicate: A Causal Analysis, he did not expect it to be referenced for over 20 years; and he definitely didn’t expect it to be ranked as one of the top five most cited articles in history of the 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 »

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 »