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CBU Recognized with Bright Business Community Award

Cape Breton University has been awarded a Bright Business Community Award from Efficiency Nova Scotia. The awards recognize the best-in-class energy efficient organizations, individuals and communities.  Award winners are industry leaders who inspire others to think and act differently, and help distinguish Nova Scotia as a Canadian leader in energy efficiency. The Community Award category More »

Insights Needed From Local Entrepreneurs

A group of Cape Breton University faculty from the Shannon School of Business will be out in the community on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to survey entrepreneurs. Drs. Stephanie Gilbert, Dannie Brown and Kevin McKague are part of a larger research group that includes five other universities in the Atlantic Region that are collaborating to More »

CBU Offering Free Math & Science Tutoring to Grade 12 Students

CBU’s Math & Science Centre is now offering free tutoring for grade 12 students in chemistry, pre-calculus, calculus, and physics. Tutoring is offered Mondays through Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Learning Commons located in the Marvin Harvey building. No appointment is necessary – students can simply drop in anytime between these More »

Project Focuses on Barriers to Healthcare for Vulnerable Members of Community

The findings from five-years of community-based research that has looked at barriers to healthcare for those who struggle with issues such as poverty, lack of transportation, anxiety, depression, isolation, drug dependency and additions will be the focus of discussion during a series of community presentations being held over the next few weeks. In partnership with More »

CAPERS Varsity Soccer Teams Ranked Top 5 in Canada

The CAPERS men’s soccer program has moved up to #3 in the U Sports National Rankings and the CAPERS women’s soccer program has moved up to #5 in the country. Cape Breton University joins the University of British Columbia (UBC) as the only programs in the country to be ranked in the Top 5 in More »

Cryo-TEM Supermicroscope Installed at CBU

New Supermicroscope at Cape Breton University. Excitement is buzzing at the Cape Breton University thanks to the installation of a new million-dollar microscope instrument. The transmission electron microscope (TEM) is one of only a few in Canada, the only one in Atlantic Canada, and serves many different researchers at CBU and the Verschuren Centre. Using More »

President’s Message on Treaty Day

To the University Community: On October 1, Mi’kmaw communities from across Nova Scotia will celebrate Treaty Day in recognition of the Treaties signed between the British Crown and the Mi’kmaq. Celebrated since 1987, the day acknowledges that within the 1752 Treaty of Peace and Friendship a promise was made by the British Government to provide More »

CBU to Build Legacy Room and Honour Residential School Survivors

Cape Breton University has announced their commitment to participate in the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Room Project and honor Residential School survivors on Friday, September 29, in an event hosted by the CBU Library at 10 a.m. As part of Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters, the event will serve to recognize the More »

Cape Breton University and Cape Breton Island Continue to Receive Unfair Share of Provincial Funding

Despite acknowledgement by the Honourable Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, that Cape Breton University and Acadia University were the only universities in the province that were adversely impacted by provincial funding changes made during the 2008-2011 period, CBU continues to receive no retroactive consideration from the Provincial Government to address these deficiencies. More »