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Verschuren Centre Launches Fund Targeting Sustainable Start-ups

Today, the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of the Cape Breton Island Futures Fund (CBIFF).   CBIFF seeks to contribute to the economic future of Cape Breton Island by providing rapid financial assistance and non-financial business support to encourage the launch of promising ideas, More »

A Conversation About Carbon Pricing, Climate Change and Clean Tech

Modern Prosperity, a presentation focused on carbon pricing, climate change and clean tech is being held at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University on Tuesday, July 7 at 9 a.m.  Organized in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre, the event will see Catherine Abreu, Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre; Jeremey Moorhouse, Senior Analyst, Clean More »

Celebrating Earth Day 2015 with Student Researcher Katharine Woodford

The Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University envisions a world where clean technologies, low carbon energy and sustainable food production support resilient economies and communities and where poverty and environmental degradation are eliminated. The Centre believes in partnerships – we are inclusive and entrepreneurial.  Part of  its mission is to contribute to the industrial, social More »

Verschuren Centre Welcome Developers of World’s First Toxin-Free Gold Nano Rods — Sona Nanotech Limited

SONA Nanotech Ltd., a new Nova Scotia company developing nano materials for health and clean technology applications, signed a three-year research agreement to collaborate on the creation of a Smart Metallic Nano Material Research Program at the Verschuren Centre, Cape Breton University. "Nanotechnology is proving to be one of the most exciting developments of this More »

CBU Chancellor Annette Verschuren Honoured by Canada’s Public Policy Forum

Cape Breton University Chancellor Annette Verschuren will be honoured by Canada’s Public Policy Forum at its 27th Annual Testimonial Dinner & Awards in Toronto on April 10, 2014. Each year, the Forum’s Testimonial Dinner & Awards recognizes distinguished Canadians who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of public policy and good governance in More »

Annette Verschuren Named Chairwoman of Ottawa’s Venture Capital Expert Panel

Chancellor of Cape Breton University, Annette Verschuren has been named chairwoman of Ottawa’s Venture Capital Expert Panel. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the appointment stating, “It is a pleasure to announce the appointment of Annette Verschuren as the Chair of the Venture Capital Expert Panel. With her extensive professional and public experience, Ms. Verschuren has More »

Cape Breton University Hosts Eco-Challenge as Part of AUCC Open Doors. Open Knowledge

On November 20, Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment (Verschuren Centre) is hosting an eco-challenge for close to 40 local high school students, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  It will be a morning filled with learning and engagement, where students will be introduced to the environmental sustainability initiatives currently More »

Biofuel Opportunities key to Co-operation with Cape Breton University

Dr. H. John Harker, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University (Nova Scotia/Canada), who will be visiting Henan Agricultural University (HAU) on July 6, sees significant potential in biofuels as a source of shared research that will foster Chinese and Canadian co-operation. One of Dr. Harker’s greatest interests is that of renewable energy. His background More »