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CBU Professor Andrew Reynolds Releases The Third Lens

Cape Breton University Professor of Philosophy, Andrew Reynolds, has just released his book The Third Lens, an examination of the role of metaphor in science. Published by the University of Chicago Press, the book asks the question, “Does science aim at providing an account of the world that is literally true or objectively true?” What More »

Atlantic Book Prize for CBU Professor Emeritus Brian Tennyson

On May 10, 2018, Cape Breton University Professor Emeritus  Dr. Brian Tennyson received the “Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing”, for his book Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919.The award was one of thirteen given by the The Atlantic Book Awards Society (ABAS) that evening. “This book was just a delight to write. I’ve enjoyed More »

Community Input Key to CBU Strategic Planning Process

Since launching a process for a strategic plan in early May, President & Vice-Chancellor David C. Dingwall has emphasized the importance of community participation to the success of the exercise. To achieve this, input from communities in all four counties on Cape Breton Island will be sought through a series of Community Conversationevents, beginning early More »

CBU Professor Awarded Funding for Research in Coaching

Dr. Bettina Callary, Associate Professor of Sport & Physical Activity Leadership and Community Studies at Cape Breton University, has been awarded $227,348 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The money will fund her research in Coaching adult (Masters) athletes and will focus on the development of a feedback tool which More »

CBU Celebrates World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. This year, CBU will be celebrating World Oceans Day by partnering with Central Cape Breton Community Ventures Inc. for the 4th annual Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival. This four day festival, held June 7-10 on the Barra Strait, More »

CBU Welcomes Dr. Ramaswamy, Secretary of MCET to Campus

Today Dr. Ramaswamy, Secretary of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology (MCET) in India, visited Cape Breton University to discuss the growing partnership between CBU and MCET with President & Vice-Chancellor David C. Dingwall. MCET, located in Pollachi, Coimbatore District of India, will deliver the first two years of CBU’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology More »

CBU’s Verschuren Centre receives provincial funding of $2.4 million to help commercialize fisheries waste to product initiative

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment has been awarded a $2.4-million provincial investment to help with the commercialization of technology that turns marine by-products into commercial products for the feed, plant and food industries.  The money comes from Invest Nova Scotia, an independent fund established in 2014, and set up by the province More »

Dingwall: The Early Days at CBU

On Monday, May 28, 2018 CBU President, David C. Dingwall, told a crowd of more than 200 community members who gathered for a luncheon presented by the Cape Breton Partnership and NextGen Cape Breton that it was paramount that they make their voices heard as CBU continues on a strategic planning process for the Island’s More »

CBU Introduces New Interdisciplinary First Year Experience for Mi’kmaw Students

Cape Breton University is now accepting applications for a new interdisciplinary first year experience starting in September 2018. The Kwitn Program has been designed to enable Mi’kmaw students to explore their interests in science, technology and business in a small group setting of their peers. For more than forty years, Cape Breton University has delivered More »