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Be on the Cutting Edge of Healthcare – New Bioethics and Health Certificate

A Bioethics and Health Certificate will now be offered at Cape Breton University. The certificate will require a variety of courses that are devoted to examining healthcare issues from a broad range of perspectives. Studying Bioethics and Health at CBU will help students develop skills to think critically and ethically about the modern healthcare system. More »

CBU Research Team Develops Nanomaterials with Major Potential

Dr. Martin Mkandawire, Associate Professor of Chemistry and researcher with the CBU’s Verschuren Centre, is currently working with a team to develop and perfect a Smart Material and technology platform. This Smart Material uses novel and tuneable nanomaterials that are highly sensitive to changes in their surroundings. The materials are so smart that they can More »

Providing Real Solutions Through Chemistry Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie

Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie, Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at CBU, has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant of $120,000 for her research in incorporating molecular diversity into biochar for further synthetic modification and enhanced applications. Over the next five years, Dr. MacQuarrie, along with the MacQuarrie Research Group, will be conducting research to determine whether More »

An Electric Connection Dr. Vielka Salazar

Since receiving her tenure-track appointment in 2010, Dr. Vielka Salazar, Associate Professor of Biology, has established the Behavioral NeuroEndocrinology Lab at Cape Breton University. Dr. Salazar’s work has earned her an NSERC Discovery Development Grant valued at $30,000, for her research project Neuroendocrine Regulation and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Socially-Driven Communication Plasticity. Dr. Salazar’s research expands More »

Math Students Go Everywhere! Meet Dr. Scott Rodney

For Dr. Scott Rodney, his work on partial differential equations (PDEs) is about much more than just numbers. An Associate Professor of Mathematics in Cape Breton University’s School of Science and Technology, Dr. Rodney uses functional, harmonic and classical real analysis to search for solutions. “I study classes of PDEs connected to Geometry and Physics More »

CBU Researchers Awarded $300K in NSERC Discovery Grants

Four Cape Breton University researchers recently received Natural Science Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants to continue and expand important research projects.  Dr. Martin Mkandawrire received $140,000 for his work on Tunable Nanocomposites for Smart Materials and a Technology Platform; Dr. Stephanie Macquarie received $120,000 for her work, Incorporating Molecular Diversity into BioChar for Further More »

Cape Breton University Launches Welcome to Winter Coat Drive

Today, Cape Breton University launched a Welcome to Winter Coat Drive with the goal of ensuring that CBU students and their families are prepared for the upcoming winter season. With a large recent influx of international students from hot-climate countries, some will be experiencing their first east coast Canadian winter and may not be prepared More »

CBU Signs MOU with SIAS International University

The President of Cape Breton University, the Honourable David C. Dingwall signed an MOU with SIAS International University on Nov. 13th, in Henan, China.  SIAS International University is the most globalized institute in Henan province, China; it has over 30,000 full- time students. CBU and SIAS  agreed to work together to provide better education services to More »

CBU to Host 20th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

Internationally renowned journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will be giving the 20th annual J.B. McLachlan Lecture on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Cape Breton University. The annual lecture honours the life and legacy of J.B. McLachlan, a Scottish immigrant and coal miner who arrived in Cape Breton in 1902 and helped lead District 26 of More »

Come From Away Ceilidh: Not Your Typical Kitchen Party

Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) students at Cape Breton University will be hosting Come From Away Ceilidh: Not Your Typical Kitchen Party, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Students in the Meetings & Event Management course offered at CBU have organized the Come From Away Ceilidh as an end-of-term project fusing together the seven More »