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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 has been awarded a Tri-Agency Indigenous Research 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 »

CBU Researchers Awarded over $150K in Insight Development Grants

Researchers at Cape Breton University continue to be recognized by National funding bodies for their high-calibre work. Most recently, three researchers received Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The awards total over $167,000 and will be used to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world. Dr. More »

Close to Home – Dr. Kathy Snow

Dr. Kathy Snow, an Assistant Professor in the Education department at Cape Breton University,  knows the challenges of staying in school in small communities. For four years, Dr. Snow has supported student success and persistence initiatives within Indigenous communities in Mi’kmaki and Inuit Nunangat (the four regions in Canada where traditional Inuit communities are located More »

Women in Leadership – Dr. Stephanie Gilbert

In response to a persistent lack of gender diversity among Canadian leaders according to Statistics Canada, Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women has urged Canadian organizations to increase representation of women on boards to 30 per cent by 2019. This announcement ties directly into the research of Dr. Stephanie Gilbert, Professor of Management in More »

Assessing the Efficiency of Canadian Universities – Dr. Leslie J. Wardley

Dr. Leslie J. Wardley, Marketing Professor in CBU’s Shannon School of Business, says she is proud to work at a university with goals that align not only with her research and work experience but also her personal beliefs. “CBU has come to be known as a university that strives to inspire multicultural, creative, innovative and More »

Empowering Women in Chemistry Event to be Held at CBU

On Tuesday, February 12, women in the field of Chemistry will gather at CBU to network and celebrate the achievements of strong and talented women across the world. The breakfast event, hosted by CBU Professor Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie and Senior Laboratory Instructor Judy MacInnis, is entitled Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event and More »

From Iran to Cape Breton: Visiting PhD Student Ali Shafiee

Ali Shafiee grew up in Shiraz, one of the largest and oldest cities in Iran. As a teen, he dreamed of a life in Canada, and now as a visiting PhD student at Cape Breton University, that dream has become a reality. Ali had been studying analytical chemistry at Damghan University when he discovered the More »

Dr. Heather Sparling – Canadian Research Chair in Musical Traditions

Cape Breton University professor, Dr. Heather Sparling, was recently renewed as a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Musical Traditions. Dr. Sparling’s broad responsibility is to contribute to research on traditional music, a topic about which she is passionate. More specifically, she is exploring the relationship between music and language, as well as More »

Funding Awarded to CBU Professor for Research on Affordable Housing and Neighbourhood Deprivation

Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid, Associate Professor in Cape Breton University’s MBA in Community Economic Development program, has been awarded funding in the amount of $24,845 from the Social Sciences and Human Research Council (SSHRC). The Partnership Engage Grant is funding a research project entitled “Rental housing, community amenities and deprivation in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality,“ conducted More »