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CBU Researchers Bring Educational Science Fun to K-6 Classrooms

Receive NSERC Award in the Amount of $45,000 Cape Breton University (CBU) faculty researchers have been awarded $45,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for their innovative three-year project that will enhance science curriculum in K-6 classrooms in Cape Breton. Dr. Katherine Jones, Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Associate Professor More »

CBU Applauds Canadian Healthcare Association Distinguished Health Leadership Award to Dr. Ron Stewart

Ron Stewart’s roots in Cape Breton have brought him home to lead MedLink, a joint initiative of Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University and the Cape Breton District Health Authority. The brainchild of Dr. Stewart, who is adjunct professor with CBU, this collaborative effort pursues enhanced coordination and post-secondary health education and training availability in Cape More »

CBU Students Recognized with National Scholarships

Four Cape Breton University (CBU) students have been awarded Social Sciences and the Humanities Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Master’s Scholarships in the amount of $17,500 each. Allison Boudreau, Roman Katnelson, Amy MacDonald and Megan MacDonald will use the SSHRC Scholarships to further their research interests while studying in master’s programs next year. Both More »

CBU Receives CFI Award for New Media Lab

A Media Interpretation and Reception Lab (MIRLab) that will allow researchers to study how people interact with media will soon have a home at Cape Breton University (CBU). Dr. Ian Brodie, Associate Professor of Folklore and Dr. Rubina Ramji, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, have been awarded $111,310 from the Canada Foundation for More »

CBU Mall of Science takes over the Mayflower Mall

Gourmet insect tasting, liquid nitrogen ice cream, magic shows and more will be on display during Cape Breton University’s (CBU) third annual Mall of Science event being held on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mayflower Mall. This interactive event is open to the public, with a purpose of promoting More »

NSRIT and CFI Award Funds to CBU Researcher

Dr. Heather Sparling, an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Arts and Social Sciences has recently been awarded funding to augment and expand existing infrastructure at Cape Breton University (CBU). This funding will allow for a technological upgrade of the Rotary Music Performance Room and Digitization Lab, as well as an affiliated research room and More »

Research Excellence Celebrated at Cape Breton University from March18 – 22

Researchers at Cape Breton University (CBU) are internationally and nationally recognized for their innovative research projects. From March 18-22 the university and broader Cape Breton communities will have an opportunity to learn about the interesting work happening at CBU. Research week is about celebrating the diverse research culture that is alive on campus and one More »

Two-Eyed Seeing Model developed in Cape Breton Drives New national Grant for Aboriginal Health Research

A new, nationally available research grant draws upon leadership that Cape Breton University has demonstrated in bringing together Indigenous and Western approaches for science studies and research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced in December 2012 that it is launching an open operating grant for Aboriginal health research based on the Two-Eyed Seeing More »

A Week Defined by Aboriginal Economic Development

It was a week that began with candid discussion with Aboriginal business students about how to create interest in the study of business amongst Aboriginal youth and ended with an in-depth dialogue between academics and industry professionals focused on partnerships in Aboriginal economic development.  Central to this week-long conversation, which sparked new ideas, collaborative opportunities More »