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CBU Researcher Receives Community Excellence Award

Dr. Janice Tulk, a Senior Research Associate within the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, has had her work recognized by her hometown of Corner Brook. Dr. Tulk received the Achievement in Community Excellence (ACE) Heritage Individual Award for 2013. The award recognizes Dr. Tulk’s work on The Mill Whistle Project. The project is More »

CBU Researchers Receive Funding for State of the Art Infrastructure

The Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT) recently announced that it will fund 12 projects across Nova Scotia that aim to improve the quality of life for Nova Scotians while building further capacity for innovation. Among the recipients are Cape Breton University’s Marcia Ostashewski, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology and Tier Two Canada Research Chair in More »

Cape Breton University Researchers Named Canada Research Chairs

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to announce two prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. Dr. Marcia Ostashewski, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology has been named a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Communities and Cultures. Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Assistant Professor, Community Health has been named a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Healthy More »

Acadian and Celtic Traditions Come Together as Focus of First Time Conference

With its reputation and recognized scholars in the study of heritage and culture, Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to host the inaugural Acadian Traditional Music: At the Crossroads of French and Celtic Cultures Conference, from October 11-13. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners who have studied Acadian, French Canadian, Celtic and Atlantic More »

Research and Industry Meet to Create Mutually Beneficial Partnership

Collaborative research underway between Cape Breton University (CBU) and BW BioEnergy Inc. that will help clean the environment and drinking water through the production of biomass using sustainable harvested and underutilized hardwoods has been awarded $45,000 from Mitacs. The funds will assist Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie, an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, and Barrie Folek, CEO More »

Researchers at CBU Receive National Funding Awards

Research at Cape Breton University (CBU) continues to gain recognition by national funding bodies, as Dr. Peter MacIntyre and Dr. Princely Ifinedo both receive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.  Dr. MacIntyre, a professor of psychology, has been awarded an Insight Grant in the amount of $163,555, over five More »

CBU Students Recognized by Canadian Psychological Association

Three Cape Breton University students have each been awarded a Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for an Honours Thesis. The certificate is awarded to recognize outstanding achievements made by students at all levels of study in each Canadian department of psychology.  The range of research that the students conducted was diverse, with each More »

Research at CBU – CBC Series

Listen to CBU faculty and students as they share their interesting research with CBC Information Morning Cape Breton. Check back monthly for a new segment. How Mountain Belts are Formed Professor Deanne van Rooyen discusses the interesting work she's doing in the field of geology.  She's working with the Geological Survey of Canada to analyze More »

Cape Breton University Launches New Global Social Justice Journal

The Centre for International Studies (CIS) is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of the Global Social Justice Journal. The journal seeks to transcend the academic/social activist divide through the dissemination of peer-reviewed research on normative global social justice issues including economic globalization, human rights, indigenous peoples, the environment, education, gender, class, More »