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Sustainable Community Business Conference

Eco-business & Alternative Energy, Sustainable Aboriginal Economies Among Topics Sustainable community business will be the focus of discussion during a conference being held July 13-15 at the Cape Breton University campus. Organized by the Shannon School of Business in conjunction with the Community Economic Development and Tompkins Institutes of Cape Breton University, the Sustainable Community More »

Cape Breton University Appoints Chair of CSEE Advisory Board

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce Dr. A. Kevin Francis, LLD, as the inaugural Chair of its Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (CSEE) Advisory Board. Dr. Francis is a native of Sydney, N.S., with a distinguished business career, including Chairman, President and CEO of Xerox Canada. He is currently president and More »

CBU Alumna To Attend Reception in Honour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

 Cape Breton University alumna, Jill McPherson, has been invited by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and Mrs. Laureen Harper to a receptionin honour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridgeto celebrate the More »

Shannon School of Business Advisory Board Announces $12 Million Campaign

CBU Board of Governors Approve New Shannon School of Business Building Today, Cape Breton University’s Board of Governors approved an infrastructure investment of $1 million to support construction of a new Shannon School of Business (SSOB) building. The $8 million building is a major component of the overall $12 million goal of the Cornerstone Campaign. More »

CBU Professor Receives NSERC Discovery Grant

Cape Breton University professor, Dr. Erin Robertson, has received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant totalled at $88,865 over five years in support of laboratory equipment and research assistants for her research titled The Relationship Between Phonological and Syntactic Processing. The Discovery Grants (DG) Program is NSERC’s largest program More »

CBU Alumna Owns Franchise after Competing in Dragon’s Den Contest

It didn’t take long for this recent Shannon School of Business graduate to hit the ground running. Jennifer Howarth, BBA ’11, was awarded a franchise in Oakville, Ontario as a result of her success in the “Y-Preneur Challenge” in November 2009. Jennifer was one of three finalists chosen to go to Toronto and make More »

CBU Press Book Wins Publishing Award

In the Blood Takes Silver Medal A Cape Breton University Press book was recently awarded a silver medal by the Independent Publisher Book Awards, at an event that kicked off the Book Expo America trade show, May 23-27, in New York City. In the Blood: Cape Breton Conversations on Cultureis co-published by CBU Press and More »

Collaborative Research Project Recognized

Research being conducted at Cape Breton University has the potential to impact palliative support services in the region and across the country. Cape Breton University professors, Dr. Sue Korol, Department of Psychology, and Sheila Profit, Department of Nursing, in collaboration with Dr. Anne Frances D’Intino, Cape Breton District Health Authority, were awarded a Gillian MacMichael More »