February 2012

Industry Collaboration at Cape Breton University Prosperous for Businesses

Industry and research collaboration is thriving at Cape Breton University (CBU) as a result of programs being driven by CBU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies that work to bring together industry needs with faculty expertise. "Cape Breton University is committed to fostering a culture of research innovation that provides ideal opportunities for university / More »

4th Annual RACE has finished

Recently, the Department of Chemistry successfully completed its 2012 Research Awareness in Chemistry Education (RACE) program. CBU students enrolled in first year chemistry courses participated in a 4-week rotation with researchers to experience hands-on chemistry research. The students volunteered for about two to three hours per week to gain insight into the ongoing chemistry research More »

CBU to Host ChemCon 2012

This year, the chemistry students of Cape Breton University are excited to be hosting the 37th annual Science Atlantic student chemistry conference (ChemCon) for the first time since 2003. They won the bid to host over competing universities, Memorial University, Acadia University and the University of New Brunswick due to their enthusiasm and excitement.   More »

CBU’s Boardmore Theatre Presents The Last Resort

Lights up on Norm Foster’s hilarious farce The Last Resort, on stage at CBU’s Boardmore Playhouse from February 28 – March 3. The show begins at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on March 4 at 2 p.m. Director, Bruce Cathcart says, “Having a fondness for comedies, I was delighted to discover this farce by More »

Cape Breton University Strengthens Commitment to Renewable Energy

Receives COMFIT Approval for Wind Farm Today, Nova Scotia Minister of Energy Charlie Parker was at Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (CSEE) to announce the newly approved Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) applications, which included a successful Wind Farm submission by CSEE. The project, jointly developed by Cape More »

CBU Business Students Pitch to Canada’s Top CEOs

Four Cape Breton University (CBU) business students have been short-listed to the semi-finalist stage of the Walmart Green Student Challenge. Later this month, Stephanie MacLean, Kurt Boone, Andrew Weatherbee and Omar Hassan El-Arnaoudy will travel to Toronto, Ont. to pitch their environmentally sustainable business plan to some of Canada’s top CEOs, while competing to win More »

J & K Scientific Receives Innovacorp Award

Last month, Innovacorp recognized J & K Scientific as the zone 5 (Victoria, Cape Breton, Inverness and Richmond counties) winner of the 2011-12 I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition.  The I-3 Competition is designed to find and support high potential early stage Nova Scotia knowledge-based companies, and encourage entrepreneurial activity across the province.  The $100,000 prize package More »

CBU Welcomes Future Students for University 101

Cape Breton University is inviting students and parents from across the Island to come out for a night of University 101, an evening focused on answering questions and providing information on everything university related. The event, themed Your Island, Your University, Your Future,will provide guests with the opportunity to see firsthand the growth CBU has More »

Entrepreneurs in Action

The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) at Cape Breton University (CBU) has businesses talking about a video project that will provide entrepreneurs across the Island and beyond with information critical to their businesses success. The SBDC is launching Entrepreneurs in Action, a series of six information videos focused on business skills that will provide small More »