Research Excellence Celebrated at Cape Breton University from March18 – 22

Researchers at Cape Breton University (CBU) are internationally and nationally recognized for their innovative research projects. From March 18-22 the university and broader Cape Breton communities will have an opportunity to learn about the interesting work happening at CBU. Research week is about celebrating the diverse research culture that is alive on campus and one that extends beyond the physical walls of CBU as a result of collaborative research initiatives that are international in scope.

“There is an abundance of fascinating research happening at Cape Breton University. Research Week provides our students and faculty with opportunities to share their work while learning about interesting projects being led by their colleagues and peers. Another focus of the week is to bring research to the community. We do this by hosting a community dialogue and by holding a number of presentations on campus that are open to the public. The research being conducted by CBU faculty and students is multi-disciplinary and I’m confident that the range of projects and the research showcased this week will interest a varied audience. We are also pleased to be partnering with the Cape Breton District Health Authority (CBDHA) for the Health Research Form, which is focused on further cultivating the dialogue on health research in Cape Breton,” says Dr. Dale Keefe, Dean, Research and Graduate Studies.

Research Week highlights include a mix of professional development sessions for faculty and students, student and faculty presentations that are open to the general public, and the Cape Breton District Health Authority Research Forum.  Faculty and student research being presented ranges from scientific issues to local cultural concerns. In partnership with the CBDHA, the Health Research Forum is being held on Wednesday, March 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. The aim of the Health Research Forum is to create a venue where health promotion research findings can be shared, discussed and further developed in order to improve health promotion practice.

Research Week will wrap-up with an Explorations Breakfast with Dr. Ken Oakes, Industrial Research Chair in Environmental Remediation, Verschuren Centre. His presentation, Bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in fish tissues within a heavily developed watershed, will focus on how everyday products can contaminate water supply, as well he will talk about the recent advancements in water treatment and the surveillance of contamination.

For a complete schedule of research week events visit