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CBU Celebrates Annual Cultural Evening of Food and Wine

Cape Breton University is hosting its annual Cultural Evening of Food and Wine on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m.  Presented by the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the evening will offer tastings of wine and a delicious selection of hor d’oeuvres from six different countries. The evening is a part of the Bachelor More »

CBU Biology Student Receives Highest Award at APICS Undergraduate Biology Conference

Cape Breton University student Jeff Clements received top honours at the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) Undergraduate Biology Conference held in Halifax, N.S., March 11-13.  The conference highlights the scientific contributions of outstanding undergraduate students. Clements’ presentation titled Feeding Ecology of the Northern Moonsnail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia was awarded Best Oral Presentation More »

One Act Play Festival Returns to Boardmore Theatre

The Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival returns to Cape Breton University March 21-25. The annual celebration will feature five plays over five nights, highlighting the accomplishments of theatre students, teachers, professionals and community aficionados who gather to produce live theatre. This year, four original works will be showcased: The Voice of Metal, written and More »

Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist to Read at Cape Breton University

A 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist will be sharing his nominated work during a public reading at Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse. Alexander MacLeod will read from his first book of short stories, Light Lifting, on Wednesday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m., the event is free and all are welcome to attend. Presented by the More »

East Meets West

One of the East Coast’s best-known writers has been building a following on the West Coast too. Frank Macdonald will travel to Vancouver Island for readings at North Island College (NIC), Comox, and other venues. Macdonald’s novel A Forest for Calum (CBU Press, 2005) was the 2010 winner of the college’s annual NIC Reads contest. More »

Mahone Bay Artist Showcased at CBU Art Gallery

Cape Breton University Art Gallery is opening an exhibition of new work by Mahone Bay, N.S. painter, Winston (Win) Leonard Seaton. The opening reception for W.L Seaton: Changing Tack, will be held on Friday, March 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Seaton has been painting since he graduated in 1963 from the Vancouver School of More »

CBU Recognized Among the 2011 REBRAND 100 Global Awards Winners

Cape Breton University was named one of the world’s most effective rebrands in the seventh annual REBRAND 100® Global Awards. This prestigious accolade is the highest recognition for excellence in brand repositioning, and is the first and only global program of its kind. CBU’s rebrand of CAPERS Athletics included the evolution of the Cape Breton More »

Celebrating Women in Science

As part of CBU’s International Year of Chemistry (IYC) celebration the planning committee is hosting a Women in Science luncheon on Saturday, March 5 at the Delta Sydney. The goal of the event is to educate young females on the fascinating careers a science background supports. Female professionals from the University as well as the More »

Mi’kmaq Cultural Hero, Social Media and Coastal Erosion Focus of Student Research Internships

During the 2010-11 academic year the Department of History at Cape Breton University introduced three new positions to its internship program. The program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to do research in the social sciences. Initially, launched in 2009, the Department works with several partners including the Beaton Institute, Louisbourg Institute, Parks Canada and More »