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CBU Remembers Father Greg MacLeod

To the University community, It is with sadness that I share with you news of the recent passing of one of our former colleagues, and a true builder of our university, Professor Emeritus Greg MacLeod. Many of the elements that bring distinctiveness and distinction to Cape Breton University have their origins in the work of More »

CBU Prof contributing to youth development framework

Michelle Jetha, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been working with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services to synthesize, summarize and translate up-to-date research on middle years children, all for the purpose of developing a strategic framework for youth in Ontario. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services focuses on working with government and More »

CBU Board Approves $49M Operations Budget

Cape Breton University Board of Governors approved an operating budget of just over $49 million for the 2017-2018 academic year at their April 28, meeting, an increase of approximately 1.8 per cent over the previous year. Expenses are projected to exceed revenue by $659,000. The 2017-2018 operating budget is CBU’s second consecutive deficit budget although More »

CBU to Honour three exceptional Leaders at Spring Convocation

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Cape Breton University will bestow honorary degrees on three outstanding individuals for their work in equality, sustainability and culture. Cape Breton University will confer the degree Doctor of Laws honoris causa on Ms. Deborah Gillis, a woman who has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for women’s rights and equality, More »

Dish Pan Parade and the Cape Breton Song Contest – by Dr. Ian Brodie

Local culture is lived and ubiquitous: stories, sayings, jokes are all so common that there is no point in writing them down, and time is thought better spent on rarer or disappearing things. Only when one turns and sees that these once commonplaces are going—or gone—are they thought worthy of preservation, and we rush to More »

CBU student engages the world through photography

The fourth-annual Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) Student Photo Contest was held recently, and CBU student Yinghao Zheng was announced as one of the runners up, receiving a $250 prize. His photo, titled “Engaging with the world,” showed a student looking at a display of flags, contemplating his upcoming graduation and the transition from More »

Cape Breton University Designates Shihui International Education as Official Partner

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce through its partnership with the International Centre for English Academic partnership (ICEAP), the designation of Shihui International Education (SIE) as their China Office. Interim President, Dr. Dale Keefe recently visited China with ICEAP to formalize the partnership, which will allow SIE to promote CBU’s programming and make it More »

CBU’s Verschuren Centre launches Sustainable Remediation Course

CBU’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (VCSEE) will present a Sustainable Site Remediation course in September 2017. The course will bring together students and practitioners from across the globe with local professionals who have acquired vast experience from working on some of the largest remediation projects in Canada. The course, themed More »

CBU students stand out at Science Communication Conference

The Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference took place March 11- 13 at St. Francis Xavier University, where Cape Breton University students Justine Trask and Melanie Campbell were both recognized with Science Communication awards. Just one week prior to the conference, CBU student Emily Bennett also won a first place Science Communication award More »

CBU student takes home major prize at Science Atlantic Conference

During the annual Science Atlantic Environment Conference in March, Bachelor of Science student Emily Bennett won first place in the Science Communications category after presenting her honours thesis. Being the first CBU student to attend the conference, Emily hopes to lead by example and that more students will participate in the coming years. Focusing her research More »