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CAPERS Athletics to Host 2011 AUS Volleyball Championship

Cape Breton University Department of Athletics announced today that they will host the Subway 2011 AUS Women’s Volleyball Championship, February 18-20 at the Sullivan Fieldhouse. This will mark the first time the event has been staged in Cape Breton since 2003 and continues the University’s history of hosting first-class championship events. “We are pleased to More »

2011 Marks the International Year of Chemistry

CBU Puts Celebrations Into Full Throttle Cape Breton University is joining the global celebration to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011), a year devoted to chemistry and its role in the well-being of society. The year will be filled with events that promise to bring chemistry to the masses. Under the theme More »

New Children’s Book Tells Night Sky Story

Mi’kmaq and English Children’s Book to be Launched in Potlotek A new children’s book will be launched by Cape Breton University Press at Mi’kmawey school in Potlotek on Thursday, January 20, with a special community event at Mi’kmawey School, Potlotek, beginning at 11 a.m. Printed in Mi’kmaq and English, Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters More »

CBU Boardmore Playhouse Celebrates 40th Anniversary Lecture Series

To celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking, artistic and academic accomplishments in theatre, CBU Boardmore Theatre, in conjunction with the School of Arts and Social Sciences, present a lecture series like no other. The series begins on Thursday, January 20 at 1 p.m. with The Problem with Shakespeare. Presented by Todd Pettigrew, Associate Professor of English, More »

CBU’s CSEE and Cape Breton First Nations Partner for Green Economy

Cape Breton University’s Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (CSEE), the Chiefs and Band Council’s of the five Cape Breton First Nations communities along with the Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office (UEBO) are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership that focuses on economic opportunities directly tied to research and development in energy and environmental More »

CBU Housing/Heritage Project Needs Your Vote to Receive $25,000

Over the next 18 months, a historic circa-1895 company house near downtown Glace Bay will be turned into a 21st-century model of green, affordable, durable housing and heritage conservation. 7-3-4 Restoration Project (formerly Dominion Coal Company House #734) is a CBU applied-research project, in collaboration with NSCC-Marconi, community groups, private donors, and local tradespeople. This More »

East Meets East

CAPERS Men's Basketball Team to Play in China Today, Cape Breton University President, Dr. John Harker, announced that the CAPERS men’s basketball team will travel to Beijing, China, from December 27 to January 3, for East Meets East. The historic event will build on the relationships that Cape Breton University has established with several Chinese More »

Cape Breton University Honours Academic All-Canadians

Top CBU student-athletes were honoured today at the annual Academic All-Canadian Luncheon. A CBU record of 22 varsity athletes were recognized in the presence of peers and professors for their academic accomplishments according to standards set by the national university sport authority, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). To qualify as an academic all-Canadian, a student-athlete must More »

Dr. Martha Jones Recognized as Leading Science Communicator

Receives NSERC Award for Science Promotion Cape Breton University biology professor, Dr. Martha Jones, has been awarded the individual 2010 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Award for Science Promotion. Annually, NSERC awards $10,000 to an individual and group for outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada through activities encouraging More »

CBU Biology Professor Recognized as Leading Science Communicator

Last night at the Eighth Annual Discovery Awards for Science and Technology, CBU biology professor, Dr. Martha Jones, was recognized with the 2010 Science Champion Award. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of talented individuals and outstanding companies in Nova Scotia for their national and international work in the fields of science and technology. “I am More »