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CBU Research Aims to Re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake Oyster Industry

A team of researchers at Cape Breton University has undertaken a three-year project that may re-establish the Bras d’Or Lake oyster industry. The project, led by the Verschuren Centre, is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in partnership with a number of communities and More »

Math Students Go Everywhere! Meet Mathematician Dr. Scott Rodney

For Dr. Scott Rodney, his work on partial differential equations (PDEs) is about much more than just numbers. An Associate Professor of Mathematics in Cape Breton University’s School of Science and Technology, Dr. Rodney uses functional, harmonic and classical real analysis to search for solutions. “I study classes of PDEs connected to Geometry and Physics More »

Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw- Exploring Indigenous Roots in the North Atlantic

Upon the coastal lands of Northern Spain and Southern France, there lives a culture and people that has called this territory home for over six-thousand years. They communicate in the most ancient language spoken in all of Europe and contain a genetic makeup that has baffled anthropologists for years. They are the Basques and they More »

Registration now open for Basque-Mi’kmaw Cultural Exchange conference at Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University’s Unama’ki College will host more than 70 national and international delegates this September for a unique symposium which brings together Basque and Mi’kmaw peoples to discuss their shared history. Hereditary Chief and Associate Vice President of Indigenous Affairs and Unama’ki College Stephen Augustine says there are long-standing connections between the two Indigenous More »

CBU Awards Dr. Stewart McCann the 2018 President’s Award for Excellence in Research

On Saturday, May 11, Dr. Stewart McCann was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Research at the 2018 President’s Dinner. This prestigious award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in both research and scholarship fields at Cape Breton University. Dr. McCann, a Professor of Psychology who began his career More »

Dr. Felix Odartey-Wellington Awarded the 2018 Cape Breton University Instructional Leadership Award

On Saturday, May 11, Dr. Felix Odartey-Wellington was awarded the Cape Breton University Instructional Leadership Award at the 2018 President’s Dinner. Dr. Odartey-Wellington, who has been at CBU for nearly nine years, says the greatest achievement of any teacher is to be honoured by their own peers and students. “As someone who did not initially More »

Atlantic Book Prize for CBU Professor Emeritus Brian Tennyson

On May 10, 2018, Cape Breton University Professor Emeritus  Dr. Brian Tennyson received the “Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing”, for his book Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919.The award was one of thirteen given by the The Atlantic Book Awards Society (ABAS) that evening. “This book was just a delight to write. I’ve enjoyed More »

CBU Professor Awarded Funding for Research in Coaching

Dr. Bettina Callary, Associate Professor of Sport & Physical Activity Leadership and Community Studies at Cape Breton University, has been awarded $227,348 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The money will fund her research in Coaching adult (Masters) athletes and will focus on the development of a feedback tool which More »