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Saying Goodbye to Our Senior Athletes

As our senior student-athletes near the end of their CBU careers, it’s easy to be drawn to comforting cliches like “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,” or “as one door closes, another opens.” But after the blood, sweat and tears our student athletes have left on the field and the court year More »

Building Research Capacity and Facilitating Reconciliation Through Indigenous Ethics Processes

Cape Breton University and Unama’ki College have developed an ethics watch for Indigenous research, ensuring that further transparency is provided to Indigenous communities on how research is conducted and what happens to the data that has been collected. Stephen Augustine, Association Vice President, Indigenous Affairs & Unama’ki College and co-applicant Janice Tulk, Senior Researcher, Prospect & More »

L’nuwey Tplutaqan Mawio’min Research Awarded Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant

Indigenous peoples are overrepresented in Canadian prisons, and victimization and vulnerabilities are not well understood. While there has been a movement to address and remedy the effects of colonialism through restorative justice, Indigenous communities, social scientists and legal professionals agree that the current Canadian justice system is not working for Indigenous peoples. CBU professor and More »

Environmental Studies Success: Meet CBU Student Hannah Kosick

Cape Breton University student and environmentalist Hannah Kosick is making waves across Canada after finding her place in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE) program at CBU. BASE is a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate degree, where students tackle one of the most important topics of our world today. After studying Marine Navigation at More »

CBU President David C. Dingwall Visits India

Cape Breton University has a long history of welcoming international students. We believe that diversity can transform and provide a deep understanding of what it means to be a world citizen. Recently, David C. Dingwall, President and Vice-Chancellor, visited India and spoke about CBU’s commitment to creating well-educated critical thinkers and problem solvers.  

Bon Voyage: It’s Time for the International Nursing Experience

Cape Breton University Nursing students are heading to Argentina on the volunteer trip of a lifetime. On Friday, February 15, 28 Nursing students and four of their instructors will fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the annual International Nursing Experience. Graduating students and public relations coordinators for the trip, Amanda Sawler and Mikayla Ayre, couldn’t More »

CBU Researchers Awarded over $150K in Insight Development Grants

Researchers at Cape Breton University continue to be recognized by National funding bodies for their high-calibre work. Most recently, three researchers received Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The awards total over $167,000 and will be used to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world. Dr. More »

The Value of Education: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are one of 18 teams currently playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Education has been a strong value throughout the history of the QMJHL and the Eagles take that value to heart, encouraging each of their players to pursue further education alongside their athletic career. Cape Breton More »

Close to Home – Dr. Kathy Snow

Dr. Kathy Snow, an Assistant Professor in the Education department at Cape Breton University,  knows the challenges of staying in school in small communities. For four years, Dr. Snow has supported student success and persistence initiatives within Indigenous communities in Mi’kmaki and Inuit Nunangat (the four regions in Canada where traditional Inuit communities are located More »

Women in Leadership – Dr. Stephanie Gilbert

In response to a persistent lack of gender diversity among Canadian leaders according to Statistics Canada, Canada’s Minister for the Status of Women has urged Canadian organizations to increase representation of women on boards to 30 per cent by 2019. This announcement ties directly into the research of Dr. Stephanie Gilbert, Professor of Management in More »