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Laughs Guaranteed as Boardmore Theatre Launches 47th Season of Plays

The Boardmore Theatre is kicking off its 47th Season of Plays with lots of laughs as Canada, It’s Complicated hits the stage on September 16 at 7 pm in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.  Led by Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), this traveling comedy show comes to life through some of Canada’s leading More »

CBU Professor connecting students in Nigeria to students from all over the world

Pictured: Starting sixth from left: Mr. Chinedu (bespectacled), R. Ajameh, Mr. Taiye Ozah, Chief Joseph Azagba, Dr. Princely Ifinedo and High Chief Jacob Egbuwe.   Students from Obodeti Secondary Commerical School in Emu-Obodeti, Delta State, Nigeria were pleased to receive the much-need computers for school work and recreational activities. Dr. Princely Ifinedo, originally from Nigeria, More »

CBU student gains insight into EnTOURpreneurship

Eleanor Sidley, a third-year Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management (BTHM) student, is always looking for an opportunity to get involved. And that’s exactly what she will be doing August 13-15th. Eleanor was chosen among 50 other young adults across Canada to attend the Canadian EnTOURpreneurship Experience. She will have the opportunity to learn about More »

CBU Board extremely concerned and angered over unfair funding process

Cape Breton University officials said today that they will be seeking an immediate meeting with the Honourable Labi Kousoulis, Provincial Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, as well as Liberal MLA’s Geoff MacLellan and  and Derek Mombourquette, following revelations of last week’s Public Accounts committee concerning the provincial government’s financial bailout of Acadia University. Last More »

Cape Breton University Professors awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to develop an ointment for topical treatments of skin conditions

Two professors from Cape Breton University, in the fields of Chemistry and L’nu Studies have recently been awarded $150,000 for a one-year project for their research on the use of birch bark oil for topical treatments of skin conditions. Tuma Young, Assistant Professor of Mi’kmaq Studies and Matthias Bierenstiel, Associate Professor of Chemistry, received the More »

CBU Psychology Professor to launch two new Books

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Cape Breton University is hosting a book launch for CBU psychology professor, Dr. Peter MacIntyre and co-author Tammy Gregersen on Monday, July 10, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Multipurpose room B (CE241 B) on the CBU campus. The event celebrates the launch of two books, More »

Congratulations Chief Terry Paul

It is my pleasure to extend congratulations to Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou on being named to the Order of Canada. Chief Paul is a true friend and long-time supporter of Cape Breton University.  He has provided guidance as a member of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board and is a strong proponent for More »

#Floodsgiving Focus of Research Project

Dr. Sheila Christie, a researcher at Cape Breton University, is looking for participants to become involved in an applied theatre project, Neighbours: After the Flood, that focuses on the Thanksgiving Day Flood of 2016, commonly known as #floodsgiving.  The project is a part of Dr. Christie’s research in Theatre for Social Change, which uses theatre More »

CBU Announces New CEO of Verschuren Centre

Dr. Beth Mason has been appointed interim CEO of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University.  Dr. Mason is the Industry Research Fellow in Bio-Products and has been with the Verschuren Centre since 2014. “Dr. Mason has been leading the Verschuren Centre’s bio-product team for several years and More »

CBU Board of Governors Announces New Chair

At a public meeting held on Friday, June 16, the Cape Breton University Board of Governors announced Robert Sampson, Q.C., a Founding Partner of Sampson McPhee Law Firm, as its new Chair.  Sampson has served three years on the Board and will succeed outgoing Chair, Ambrose White. This announcement comes on the heels of the More »