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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 »

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 »