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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 »

CBU Professor Takes Home Best Conference Paper

Princely Ifinedo, an associate professor of management information systems (MIS) and management sciences in CBU’s Shannon School of Business recently won Best Paper Award at the 2015 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) in Ottawa. Conf-IRM was held May 18-20, 2015 and is an affiliated conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which More »

Cape Breton University Awarded $1 Million Grant to Address Maternal and Child Health Issues in South Sudan

Working with Dr. JenipherTwebaze of non-governmental organisation BRAC South Sudan and Dr. Ahmed Julla of the Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Kevin McKague of the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University (CBU) has been awarded $1 million to conduct research into how community health workers can become more effective in More »

CBU Professor Co-Authors Book on Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is the topic of a new book by Dr. Scott Stewart, a Professor of Philosophy at Cape Breton University (CBU), titled Philosophizing About Sex (Broadview Press). Co-authored by Laurie Shrage, a Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at Florida International University, a launch is being held on Wednesday, February 25 at More »