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Message from the President: Donation to ServiCom Employees

To the University community, Late last week, our community learned of the devasting job loss of more than 600 ServiCom employees.  A loss of this magnitude has a rippling effect that impacts the broader economic well-being of our community. As a university that is deeply connected to its community, we will be donating $10,000 to More »

CBU Alumna, Dr. Arlene Kelly-Wiggins, to provide geriatric services in Cape Breton

Cape Breton University is extremely proud of Alumna, Dr. Arlene Kelly-Wiggins and her work and involvement in the reopening of the Geriatric Medicine and Memory Disability Clinic in Sydney.  Starting in 1985, Arlene took two years of her science degree at CBU, majoring in chemistry, and completed her degree at another Atlantic University. She returned More »

Funding Awarded to CBU Professor for Research on Affordable Housing and Neighbourhood Deprivation

Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid, Associate Professor in Cape Breton University’s MBA in Community Economic Development program, has been awarded funding in the amount of $24,845 from the Social Sciences and Human Research Council (SSHRC). The Partnership Engage Grant is funding a research project entitled “Rental housing, community amenities and deprivation in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality,“ conducted More »

CBU Professor Awarded Funding for Research on Cape Breton Food Insecurity

Assistant Professor in Community Studies Dr. Leigh Potvin has been awarded $25,000 in funding for her research project, “Storying food landscapes in Cape Breton: a community photovoice project.” The funding, a Partnership Engage Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), will aid in the collection of data concerning food insecurity in Unama’ki/Cape More »

CBU Researchers Awarded SSHRC Grants

Two Cape Breton University researchers recently received Social Sciences and Human Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants to continue their Cape Breton Island focused research initiatives. Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid received $24,845 for her work, entitled “Rental housing, community amenities and deprivation in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality;“ and Dr. Leigh Potvin has been awarded $25,000 More »

Welcomed With Open Arms – Adam Le Hoan

Adam Le Hoan left his hometown of Ho Chi Minh city, South Vietnam in 2015 and attended high school in Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating and spending some time at a local college, Adam began researching hospitality programs across Canada. “CBU was well known for its reputable Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) program, More »

Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid Wins Gold Roof Award

Cape Breton University Professor Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid has been awarded the Gold Roof Award for Housing Research Excellence. The award, presented by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, recognizes researchers whose work supports the National Housing Strategy (NHS) vision that all Canadians should have access to affordable housing that meets their needs. Dr. Leviten-Reid’s research More »

Cape Breton University Wins Crystal Tourism Award of Excellence

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) presented Cape Breton University with the Human Resource Leadership Award for their Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) program. The award is presented to an organization who has excelled in efforts to develop tourism on a provincial, national, or international basis, and whose activities have made More »

Cape Breton University Celebrates Viola Desmond with Book Launch and $10 Bill Exchange with Bank of Canada

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Cape Breton University will celebrate the launch of a new book, Viola Desmond; Her Life and Times, written the Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice, Graham Reynolds with Desmond’s youngest sister, Wanda Robson. Additionally, CBU will celebrate the new $10 vertical banknote featuring Viola Desmond, which officially went into circulation More »

CBU Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Early Childhood Education Centre

Today, November 20, 2018, Cape Breton University will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Early Childhood Education Centre, lovingly referred to as the CBU Daycare. “It’s amazing that we’re here today to celebrate twenty-years,” says Raylene Theriault. “The most important thing over the years is that parents are able to access post-secondary education knowing that More »