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Parent Focus Planned for CBU Frosh Week

Cape Breton University proudly provides exceptional student support services, and as a university that works to meet the changing needs of its students, the 2011 CBU Orientation Committee is hosting its first Parent Orientation Session. The aim of the program is to better inform parents and guardians of first-year students of the services available on More »

Cape Breton University Professors Receive SSHRC Grants

Cape Breton University is home to four award winners as a result of national Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) competitions. SSHRC supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities. Dr. Tanya Brann-Barrett, a professor in the Communication Department, received a Standard Research Grant in the amount More »

CBU Students Recognized By Canadian Psychological Association

Two Cape Breton University graduates, Jillian Burns and Paula LeBlanc,have been awarded a Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for an Honours Thesis. The certificate is awarded to recognize outstanding achievements made by students at all levels of study in each Canadian department of psychology.The students were nominated by the CBU psychology department. Burns, More »

New Resources for CBU Researchers

CBU researchers now have another avenue to share their work globally through new video conference equipment with the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACEnet). The network, which links Atlantic Canadian universities, enables users to visually share their research and ideas through video conferencing, webinars, and collaborative software. Although CBU has been a part of ACEnet for More »

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 »