January 2012

Shannon School of Business Student Receives $15,000 Frank H. Sobey Award

Third year Cape Breton University business administration student, Natasha Kelly, has been named a 2012 recipient of a Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. This $15,000 scholarship is awarded annually to six business students attending Atlantic Canadian universities. Deans of Business at eligible universities are asked to nominate the students. “When Dean More »

CBU Researcher Awarded More Than Half a Million Dollars to Enhance Research Space

New State-of-the-Art Laboratory Being Built A research lab headed by Dr. Vielka Salazar, Assistant Professor at Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Biology Department, has been awarded $571,451. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leader’s Opportunity Fund and the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT) have each contributed $228,582 to the project. The award will be More »

Death of a Salesman at CBU’s Boardmore Playhouse

The Boardmore Theatre is lighting up the stage this month with its rendition of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, Death of a Salesman. Starting Tuesday, January 24, the playhouse will put on six performances of this western classic as part of the theatre’s 41st Season of Plays. Directed by Todd Pettigrew,Death of a Salesman will be preformed More »

President Harker Addresses Recent Government Funding Cut

To the University community, Yesterday, the Minister for Labour and Advanced Education announced both a Memorandum of Understanding with the universities and, more importantly, the latest Cut in university funding imposed on our universities by the provincial government. Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada investing less in higher education, not more. The Cut More »

Dr. Cheryl Bartlett Appointed to the Order of Canada

Cape Breton University professor Dr. Cheryl Bartlett has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to developing a new approach to integrating Mi’kmaq learning traditions into post-secondary science education. For more information on her research please visit www.integrativescience.ca. As well, recent CBU honorary degree recipient Joella Foulds was also More »