March 2012

Cape Breton University Academic Plan 2012-13

Responding to Challenges and Opportunities with Sustainable Growth As in 2010-2011, both challenges and opportunities were integral to development of this year’s academic plan for CBU. Challenges include the fiscal realities of our provincial, federal, and even international context. Provincial operating grants to Nova Scotia universities will be static or lower over the next few More »

CBU and MSVU Team Up To Promote Women in Science

For the second year in a row, Cape Breton University is hosting a Women in Science Retreat, designed to inform and educate young females about career placement options in the field of science. The retreat, held on March 31 in the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (CSEE) at CBU, is a More »

A Long Road To Justice: The Viola Desmond Story Screening at CBU

Cape Breton University’s Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice, Dr. Graham Reynolds is hosting a screening of A long Road to Justice: The Viola Desmond Story, on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 a.m. in the Sydney Credit Union Room, CE-265, Student, Culture and Heritage Centre, Cape Breton University. The documentary, created by the Nova Scotia More »

New Book Explores Mi’kmaw Language Relationship with Landscape

Shubenacadie, Whycocomagh, Tracadie. These are familiar place names to Nova Scotians and to travellers in the province. Less familiar are the origins of those names – Sɨpekne’katik, We’koqma’q, Tlaqatik – places of significance identifying aspects of the landscape that are integral to the cultural psyche and spirituality of the Mi’kmaq. The ancient landscapes of Eastern More »

Annual Harmony Breakfast at Cape Breton University

‘Shoulder to Shoulder We Stand- Ending Racism is the focus of the 13th Annual Harmony Breakfast – an event highlighting issues of racial discrimination and harassment in celebration of March 21 Annual Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Presented by Cape Breton University Human Rights Office, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, the Cape More »

CBU Kicks Off Research Week

Cape Breton University is pulling out all the stops in celebration of this year’s Research Week. With a presentation from a Princeton University professor, a breakfast discussion on cutting-edge research by CBU’s own, Dr. Catherine O’Brien and the annual FRESH and SURF showcases, Research Week 2012 is sure to not disappoint. From March 19- 23, More »

Nationally Renowned Playwright Bryden MacDonald to Adjudicate One Act Play Festival

The Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival returns to Cape Breton University March 23-31. The annual celebration will feature 10 plays over five nights and will highlight the accomplishments of theatre students, teachers, professionals and community aficionados who gather to produce live theatre. This year’s festival will be adjudicated by accomplished playwright and Cape Breton More »

Startup Canada Hits Cape Breton

Cape Breton University’s Small Business Development Centre is hosting a Startup Canada Town Hall session on Thursday, March 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CBU’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment.  The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to express ideas that will help forward the entrepreneurial revolution in More »